Event: Dundurn Castle at Christmas Outing with Virginia Stranaghan – NOW FULL

Dundurn Castle at Christmas Outing with Virginia Stranaghan – NOW FULL

Dundurn Castle at Christmas Outing organized by Virginia Stranaghan


Hamilton’s Dundurn Castle is a National Historic Site showcasing the Neo-classical mansion of the MacNab family.  The 1,700-square-metre house at Burlington Heights took three years and £175,000 to build and was completed in 1835.  The forty room Regency era house featured the latest conveniences of gas lighting and running water.  The rooms have been restored to the year 1855 when the castle’s owner, Sir Allan Napier MacNab, the first Premier of the Province of Canada, was at the height of his political power.

During our outing, members of the Hamilton Camera club will have 2 hours (between 9:30and 11:30am) to roam all three floors of the museum, during our private booked hours.  Docents will be at the castle during our visit they will be happy to answer any questions you might have.  This outing is a rare opportunity because during regular Dundurn Castle Museum hours guests are led through the building by costumed interpretive guides and visitors’ freedom to explore is limited.

Additionally, since our outing to the castle is in the month of December the castle will be bedecked for the Christmas festive season using decorations appropriate to the period.   So, not only will you have improved access to the castle but you will also have the opportunity to capture images of the interior that are highly decorated for the Christmas season.   All attendees at this outing must leave the castle at 11:30 am.

RESTRICTIONS:  For the safety of museum visitors and for the valuable objects in the collection, the following items are not permitted during your visit: video, flash photography; food or drink; selfie-sticks, large bags, or strollers.

This outing is exclusive to members of the Hamilton Camera Club with a maximum of 27 participants.

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Date: December 5th, 2021

Time: 9:30am

Location: 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, Ontario

Google Map for: Dundurn National Historic Site

Price: This Member’s Only Outing is $25.

Due to the nature of the outing, a maximum of 27 participants will be accepted.

Proof of Vaccination is Required to enter Dundurn Castle.