It just wasn't worth the effort of finding a parking space to visit this museum. The exterior is in the process of being refinished and should look lovely when done but because of the renos, the garden was fenced off to visitors. There are 5 rooms for visitors to view but the second floor is out of bounds because the caretaker lives upstairs. One would think that the caretaker could find other accommodation and the bedrooms set up as a gallery of Emily's works and perhaps allow visitors to peak out of the windows at the view. Signage downstairs says that the furnishings are not the Carr family's but put together from other collections. The shells on the bookshelf can be purchased at dollar stores which really does take away from any period authenticity. There is a motley collection of 'artifacts' in a room called the People's (?) Gallery all stuffed together and unlabelled. There are very few Carr family photos on the walls or anywhere else, although there are a lot in existence Lovely to preserve the home of Emily Carr but disappointing and quite an amateur display from a ticket holder's perspective..
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