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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  • August 14, 2017
    Museum without a soul, based on political correctness, a bland, partly interactive (some of the items does not work). Part of the historic condensed and despite it's chaotic. Two valuable sale-it's about the years 60 's, showing that the woes in the city managed to avoid planning and exhibition of old neon signs-Yes. Unfavourable impression deepened in this building quite neglected educational Space Centre-obsolete, requiring renovation and rethinking the concept. many of the so-called. interactive elements does not work or is iriytująco. Generealnie rylko for persistent zwiedzaczy
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  • August 5, 2017
    Located at the Vanier Park, this museum (MOV for short) has attractions to all ages, focused mostly on city-based displays and exhibits. It is the largest civic museum in Canada and the oldest museum ...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    This museum is great, and even the children liked it too. Each exhibit had something different to offer and they were all very educational. If you go try taking the bus as the parking is not worth it....  more »
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  • April 6, 2017
    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.
  • March 14, 2017
    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.
  • May 2, 2017
    Love seeing the history of our amazing city. Check out the great photos in the 70s exhibit while it's still on.
  • November 20, 2016
    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!
  • May 14, 2017
    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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