Museum of Vancouver
Museum of Vancouver
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Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) connects Vancouverites to each other and connects the city to the world. An enthusiastic civic advocate, MOV is dedicated to encouraging a deeper understanding of Vancouver through stories, objects and shared experiences.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Michael C
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Went with my friend visiting in from Norway hoping it would showcase the intimate history of Vancouver.

Instead, we were met with endless aboriginal skateboards (forgettable and quite ugly) and very little actual history of the city of Vancouver that is of interest beyond what you would typically read on Wikipedia.

My Norwegian friend decided around 35 minutes in that he would rather just use the museum's washroom and go to Kitsilano beach (which was nearby).
Written 3 August 2022
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William S
Liverpool, UK594 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
This was our second visit after a break of several years. We enjoyed it more this time with a highlight being the excellent special exhibit of the history of the immigrants from China. The difficulties the early groups endured and the appalling discrimination by the citizens and government were depressing - but the resilience of those who endured this was remarkable. The other exhibits were all very interesting and enlightening and time flew by as we toured the rooms. We left after 2 hours and still had much more to see. The only improvement could be to make several of the labels and descriptions easier to read - several were in very small script or placed too low such that you had to bend to an awkward angle to read them (especially the label near the ground by the large cross-cut log). Overall this is an excellent museum which should not be missed.
Written 19 February 2022
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P3988FLmaryr
Auckland Central, New Zealand34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
It was great to see some of the history of Vancouver at this museum but the visit, for me, was tainted by the lack of interest (by the staff at the entrance) in the visitors to the museum.
They just took our money and vaguely pointed to the start of the museum. We did not get a map, or any information about the place.
When I asked where the closest cafe was they were equally uninterested in telling me where the best place was.
Literally the staff on “duty” just talked to each other the whole time.
Written 17 October 2023
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Hamish T
Kinross, UK77 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
If I lived in Vancouver and the “Museum of Vancouver” was meant to be representative of how well Vancouver was doing as a city, then I wouldn’t be happy. This is supposed to be a flagship installation such as the fabulous museum in Auckland and many other cities and it falls short on nearly every aspect.

The crab waterfall outside is pretty good but you then enter into what is a dim and dark and pretty miserable reception area with little flair and desks which should themselves be in a museum. First impressions matter - “flagship” remember!

The current “Seat at the Table” exhibition which is “an opportunity to consider the contributions that Chinese migrants and their descendants have made to British Columbia” didn’t do anything for me at all I’m afraid and certainly wasn’t much of a celebratory experience!

The rest of the museum is pretty much what you find in any one of a number of small US towns with neon signs on display and the ubiquitous “What we did in the 1950’s” stuff and, once again, not representative of a vibrant city such as Vancouver.
Written 13 May 2022
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julijoyeux
Orleans, France152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
A LOT of information spanning the major events in Vancouver history. The exhibits are well presented and I was especially pleased with the information about the First Nation peoples and what the Museum is doing to recognize their rights and history. There were also a couple temporary exhibits available. The cost seemed reasonable for the experience.
Written 13 September 2022
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Samuel B
Norwich, UK109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Enjoyed my time at the Museum of Van. yesterday. The first couple exhibits I wandered around weren’t really of interest, but the history of the city and it’s people and the exhibition around Asylum were incredibly interesting to me. I’d recommend checking this out on a rainy day.
Written 23 October 2023
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Judith K
Vancouver, Canada82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Three in one equals, you have the Museum of Vancouver, the Planitrum, the Observatory. Vanier Park holds the Children's Festival (or use to) and Bard on the Beach festival. Short walk there is another historic site and really worth while going to too.
Written 6 March 2020
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VogtR
Munich, Germany101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Based on some of the reviews we were expecting a "small" museum, but were amazed by the broad range of exhibitits covering the First Nations, Chinese influence, the boom of the 1950s, Hippie culutre and much, much more. We could have easily spent an extra hour in this museum. Really enjoyed the interactive and engaging presentation and can recommend it especially to families. E.g. if you want to show your kids what a Jukebox looks like or a tube TV.
Written 25 August 2022
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jadeebgood@charter.net
Knoxville, TN2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
This is a beautiful museum but the exhibits featured from Jin-Me Yoon and Carmen Papalia were terribly. They were beyond strange! My friend’s and I were extremely disappointed! We have all traveled the world and agreed it was hard to call any of it art. Save your money!!
Written 28 February 2023
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Tori
Wisconsin150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This was a great spot! We only spent an hour here because they were closing, but we easily could have stayed another hour. The exhibits were very informative and well done, and the space was clean with kind staff. Would highly recommend
Written 23 November 2022
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