In the Cary Mews you’ll find a Tea Room and Gift Shop, an Interpretive Centre, the
Costume Museum, and a Heraldry Exhibit.

The Tea Room and Costume Museum will be open for the summer season weekly Tuesday through Saturday. The Tea Room will be closing for the season on August 31st and the Museum on September 14th.

You will be served a small selection of sandwiches, paninis, as well as daily home-made soups, and a rotation of French pastries.  Also on offer will be a selection of teas and coffees.  You will also have a selection of unique cold beverages, and an artisan ice cream, Snomoose from the Cowichan Valley with all natural flavours.  Yum!

The Gift Shop provides a small selection of gift items, some from Buckingham Palace and Highgrove and some Government House logo’d items, such as golf shirts, mugs and cuff links.

In the Interpretive Centre, you will find information about Government House, a National Historic Site, the people who have lived and worked in the House and on the estate, as well as the history of the role of the Lieutenant Governor.

Visit the Costume Museum to see the Windsor uniform, official ceremonial uniform of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, plus over forty vintage costumes and many period artifacts.

You can also visit a Heraldry Exhibit.