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Government House was built in 1891, and first served as the official residence of the Queen’s representative. From 1905, when Saskatchewan became a province, until 1945 Government House served as the official residence of the Lieutenant Governors. Since then the house was used as a convalescent home for veterans returning from the Second World War, and as an adult education centre until the mid 1970s. From 1981 to the present, Government House functions as a tourism destination and an educational facility for the general public.

Government House is one of the oldest and most impressive buildings in Regina, located in a park like setting. Some rooms (the ballroom and the conservatory) can be visited by public, but the real Government House (called Amédée Forget Museum) only can be visited by a guided tour.

During our visit on a quiet Sunday morning we - just the two of us - were very lucky having a ‘private guide’. Together with this guide, dressed in a period costume – we walked along the rooms, halls, staircases and got a very good impression of the way of living around the beginning of the end of the 19th century. We saw the beautiful architecture, the carpets and period furnishings and really enjoyed our visit to Regina’s past.

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Government House has a nice gift shop: Coquette’s Gift Shop.
Opening hours: Tuesday till Sunday, 10.00 am till 4.00 pm; guided tours every half hour.
Admission is free of charge.
It is not allowed to make pictures inside the museum.

Address: 4607 Dewdney Avenue, Regina
Phone: 306 7875773
Website: http://www.gr.gov.sk.ca/govhouse

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  • Written Oct 25, 2007
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