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At Government House, travel all the way back to Regina’s Victorian past. Our Provincial Heritage Property and National Historic Site is bursting with over 125 years’ worth of stories to tell! Step into 1905, and explore the museum, art gallery, and educational centre within for FREE. Bring the little ones down to the Once Upon a Time Room for some make believe fun and hands on learning! Outdoors, enjoy the beautiful Edwardian Gardens surrounding the building — 8.5 acres of lawn, trees, and flowers that make an idyllic setting for a picturesque picnic, dog walk, or even a game of Frisbee. With daily tours and activities to take part in, every day at Government House is a new adventure!
FAMILY DAY FEBRUARY 17
We are open Monday, February 17 from 9:00 am to 4:00pm especially for Family Day! Stop by and we will take you back to a time when family time was away from screens. We are offering board games and puppet shows plus juice and cookies for the little ones.
If you drop in between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, Boards n' Beans Cafe will be on site with a number of games for the public to play, free of charge!
We will also have the Wide Open Children's Theatre performing a 20-minute puppet show at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm.
Escape the cold into the magical world of board games and puppet shows!!
Admission is free/no charge for any of the activities. Open to all ages.
FEBRUARY BREAK - FEBRUARY 18-21
Wondering how to keep the children entertained during the Family Day Week break from school? We have organized a short program for each day from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.
Kids aged 4 to 10 are invited to these fun learning adventures! All programs are free. Registration is required and a parent or guardian must be present with the child (children).
DROP-IN CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
Government House is offering a drop-in children's activity each Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm starting in February. This activity is FREE but we do request that a guardian stays with the child. No registration is required.
ONCE UPON A TIME ROOM
The Once Upon a Time Room (OUT Room) offers a special place for parents and educators to encourage children to interact, read, learn and play together. The OUT Room features five different themes throughout the year. Each theme is linked with a Government House character. The room contains four separate areas. Each area offers a variety of hands-on activities, toys and play stations sized for ages 2 to 7. Click here for details and to see the current theme.
Would you like to go on a treasure hunt?!!! This summer take advantage of this popular fun outdoor program. With GPS, map and clues provided, you can track down history as you explore the majestic 8.5 acre Edwardian Gardens surrounding Government House.
The Government House scavenger hunts are designed to guide visitors through the different areas of Government House by highlighting a variety of key facts and historical points.
Find the monkey and win! Every month Jocko hides in a new location at Government House. Who's Jocko? The Forgets didn't have any children but they had a pet monkey called Jocko. Jocko had free rein of the house and could be quite the troublemaker. Visit us at Government House and look for the missing Jocko.
Government House offers a wide variety of educational programming for all ages. Each program is designed to engage students with an array of activities to help them learn the history of Government House and Saskatchewan.
Take a trip back in time and discover the treasures of Government House. Restored to the period of Lieutenant Governor Amédée Forget (1898-1910), Government House museum gives you a glimpse of life at Government House at the turn of the 20th century.
Take a guided tour or a self-guided tour and go back in time to the early 1900s.
The Art Gallery provides opportunities for local and provincial artisans to prominently display their works. This gallery has featured everything from quilting and photography to sculptures, and changes regularly.
The Edwardian Gardens were designed to please the eye (check out the photo gallery below) and delight the senses. Stroll through the lush gardens and experience the “outdoor rooms” – each with its own unique perspective, framed by sweeping lawns that follow the Edwardian Garden design. All accessible, with pathways taking you to a simpler time.
Enjoy the timeless beauty of true Edwardian-style gardens, restored to uphold the rich and majestic history of Government House which features a museum that gives you a glimpse of life at Government House at the turn of the 20th Century.
Private groups, family groups, friend groups, and groups large and small are always welcome to visit Government House for a tour of the museum and art gallery.
Government House offers a variety of events throughout the year. Some of our annual events include
Visit the Government House website to see all current events.
Want to learn more? Visit the Government House website.