Irving House Museum

The Irving House Museum is a historic colonial home built in 1865

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The Irving House Museum in the City of New Westminster is a beautifully preserved historic colonial home built in the 1800s that belonged to Captain William Irving.

It is part of the New Westminster Museum and Archives.

You will really feel like you've gone back in time as you step through the doors of this old home that today seems so out of place amongst the mid century highrises. As you explore 14 rooms filled with period furnishings, friendly and knowledgeable guides dressed in period costumes make the experience even more enjoyable.

Note:The Irving House is only open on weekends.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Irving House Museum

Fee: By Donation

Closed Now

Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.

  • Saturday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings Museums

Address: 302 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC V3L 1H7

Phone: +1 604-527-4640


Yelp Rating:
5 out of 5 5 Star Rating
Based on 4 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating Irving House, completed in 1865, is the one oldest homes in the Lower Mainland and it is the oldest heritage house museum in B.C.! Being a fan of Burnaby... Read More

David L. Dec-30-2018

5 Star Rating Irving House was built in 1865, back when New Westminster was striving to be the capital of British Columbia. It was lived in by family members up to about... Read More

Christine R. Nov-09-2008

5 Star Rating I learned about Irving House from a ghost book and decided to visit. Sure enough, as I was standing in the doorway of the beautiful dining room, I could... Read More

Wendy P. Aug-27-2016

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How to get to Irving House Museum by SkyTrain

Nearest SkyTrain Line(s): Expo
Nearest SkyTrain Station(s): Columbia

From Columbia Station walk up hill on Fourth Street and go right on Royal Avenue. It's about an 8 minute walk.

You can also get to Irving House on the 106 bus, get off at New Westminster City Hall and walk down Royal Avenue towards the Pattullo bridge, it's on the right hand side of the street.

The C3 or C4 Community Shuttle bus from New Westminster SkyTrain station can also get you there. Take either shuttle bus and get off at Agnes and Merrivale. Walk up a bit of a steep hill towards Royal Avenue past the school.

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