Mother's Day Tea Reservations
Reservations for the Mother’s Day Tea Service on Sunday, May 14 will open at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 7. Spaces are limited, and we expect them to fill up fast!
To make a reservation, call the museum at 613-247-4830 ext. 221 starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 7, or reserve online through the City of Ottawa’s recreation registration system. Enjoy our traditional three-tier Victorian tea service, make your own tea blend, and participate in our Victorian themed guided tour of the museum. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost: $22.60 per person
Easter at the Estate
Saturday, April 15 from 10 am to 4 pm
Celebrate the arrival of spring with your family as you complete crafts, explore the Estate, and try traditional egg dyeing. Bring along your camera to see if you can capture the Easter Bunny as he hops by! Activities will take place inside and on the grounds of the museum; please come dressed for the weather.
Cost: $6.30 for one, $10.45 for two or $16.75 for a family (two adults and children under 18)
School Programs and Educational Activities are offered for students from kindergarten to Grade 8 from Wednesday to Friday during the months of May, June, September and October.
Food and drink
The museum's food service is known for both its quality and affordability. Specializing in refreshments and baked goods made from scratch and served overlooking heritage gardens, our food service is a unique addition to the site.
Tea on the Lawn and Boxed Lunches are available from May 17 to September 3 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, from 11 am until 4 pm, rain or shine. Indoor tea service is also available to groups by reservation during the rest of the year. Reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment.
Tea on the Lawn
The afternoon tea service overlooking this National Historic Site's beautiful flower gardens is one of the museum's most popular features. Choose a scone and tea served with Devonshire cream and jam or order our 3-tier service with finger sandwiches, scones, and desserts ($13.00 + tax per person).
Because we use the freshest ingredients possible, it's best to contact the museum at 613-247-4830 for the daily menu.
If you're interested in refreshments but would prefer a more casual meal than the tea-on the-lawn service, the museum can prepare a small boxed lunch for you and your family to enjoy on the park grounds of the museum. For $6.50 per meal, you'll receive one of the sandwiches being prepared as part of the tea service that day, a dessert, a drink, and a piece of fruit. Please call ahead to avoid disappointment.
Bring Your Own
Visitors are also welcome to bring their own snacks or meals and picnic in the park. To preserve the artefacts in the museum, no eating is permitted in the exhibition spaces.