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Museum of Vancouver

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Address: 1100 Chestnut St | at Vanier Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9, Canada
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Located just 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver and Granville Island, the...

Located just 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver and Granville Island, the Museum of Vancouver shares the scenic Vanier Park with the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, and Bard on the Beach (summer Shakespeare festival). We want to deepen your understanding of Vancouver through stories, objects and shared experiences. The museum's programs, exhibitions, and collections bring people together and inspire conversation about the future. Check our website for feature exhibitions and event listings.

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Something for everyone!

There's a wonderful exhibit of 'collections' right now that is extremely interesting! These belong to local Vancouver people who have amassed collections of an eclectic mix of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really good museum. It goes through the timeline of Vancouver easily with lots to see. The museum isn't too overwhelming as far as feeling you have to read everything. With lots of artifacts to see, you can enjoy just walking through and not having to read or just look at pictures the whole time. It's a great... More 

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Thank Michael H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love going to the museum. It was great to learn the history of Vancouver and we really enjoyed playing pinball for a great oh blast from the past.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's a wonderful exhibit of 'collections' right now that is extremely interesting! These belong to local Vancouver people who have amassed collections of an eclectic mix of things: toasters, action figures, pinball machines, glass eyeballs, neon signs, watches, corsets.... too many collections to name, but almost everyone would find something of interest here. This is really worth a visit!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Great collectors show that brings together interesting and eclectic collections that celebrate the diversity of Vancouver's community: from pinball to taxidermy to menus from Chinatown restaurants. Well worth a visit!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I went to Vancouver on a recent snowy weekend to visit a friend, and we visited the Museum of Vancouver as part of the Winter Wander event, a collaborative effort by all the attractions at Vanier Park. The Museum of Vancouver was by far our favorite attraction of the day. Every exhibit was impressive and enjoyable, but the Vancouver in... More 

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Thank Beesquared2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Museum split into two parts. One devoted to history of Vancouver, the other to collections. The history has a large feature on the impact that Vancouver's growth has had on tribal lands. Also Vancouver through the twentieth century. The other part featured photos and music from the 1970's Well presented if rather traditional by modern standards Note there is no... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

For an expensive price of $18 per adult admission, you'd think you'd get a little more than just a few small exhibitions.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This was such a nice way to spend a morning. Learning about the inhabitants of Vancouver throughout the years and some of the trials and tribulations was really interesting and there were some things I learnt which were unexpected! There was also a lot of information about the First Nations which was really good to learn about. There was also... More 

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San Marino, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The temporary exhibitions were particular (about collectors and their world, Vancouver in the seventies and neon lights) but really interesting. The permanent exhibition was about Vancouver history and it was presented in an engaging and coloured way.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We went on a rainy day and it was a good choice. It cost C$15 thanks to our 2 for 1 coupon in our Vancouver Attraction Passport. We used the lockers which cost a quarter to leave out wet coats and bags. We first visited the All Together Now exhibition made up of 20 collections. They range from a photo... More 

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