Wentworth Villa is operated by the Pacific North-West Heritage Homes Foundation. The Foundation has set up the Architectural Heritage Museum in the recently restored building, which is dedicated to presenting, preserving and popularizing Victoria’s rich architectural heritage. It emphasizes residential architecture, as opposed to official and public architecture.
The museum covers the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century until the interwar years. It hosts permanent and temporary exhibits about history of Victoria and the Pacific North West as seen through the evolution of building styles, standards, techniques and through the changing lives of occupants of these houses.