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Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver

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Immerse yourself in the history of the city at Museum of Vancouver, which focuses on connecting visitors and residents with the area's history and postulating ideas for its future development. Trace the city's history through the site's various permanent exhibits, which narrate the 20th-century economic boom and subsequent housing market crisis. You'll also have the opportunity to take in the museum's collection of colorful neon signs, once a common sight throughout the city. Be sure to check the museum's online listings for the ever-changing schedule of temporary exhibits. To visit Museum of Vancouver and other attractions in Vancouver, use our Vancouver itinerary builder.
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  • ..Historic Vancouver... interesting exhibits of Vancouver .. 1960s, 1970s.. a collection of old Vancouver Neon signs...1960s->...a 'typical hippie 'pad' , the fight to save Strathcona -Chinatown from ...  more »
  • Looks small on the map but there is a lot to see. We were here for about an hour and enjoyed the trip through history. I especially enjoyed the 60s and 70s, very cool  more »
  • Vancouver has its past, good and bad. This museum depicts the growth of the city as time rolled by. Neon lighting is my favourite show area, showing all the neon street signs from the 40’s to the 70’s...  more »
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  • Overall, this place is a very interesting museum that explores Vancouver's cultural diversity, issues, and history. It flows very well from one exhibit to the next, and shed light on many aspects of the city from its First Nation heritage to the cultural influences as well. It's reasonably priced. Worth a visit if you're in the area.
  • If you enjoy museums, I think you'll find something of interest here. The history side was informative about Vancouver and the exhibit side had an interesting set of collections. The big crab outside was kind of cool too.
  • Love seeing the history of our amazing city. Check out the great photos in the 70s exhibit while it's still on.
  • It's worth a visit for both citizens and tourists. It's not a world class museum, but it's much bigger than I expected. It's cozy, compact and flows nicely from gallery to gallery. Permanent halls feature life in Vancouver through the years. The neon section from 70's is cool. The feature exhibition spotlighted collections of toys, fake eyes, corsets, seeds and other weird items, very cool to see! Another one was for neon signs called "ugly Vancouver". Interesting to learn that citizens wanted all those signs gone and thought they made the city look like a circus. And now whatever is left of them in the city, has become historic and cool to look at!
  • Interesting place to visit to learn about the history of the area. The exhibition is too much focused on blaming the Europeans for what they did to first nations though.

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