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Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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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. Take a look at our Vancouver trip itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Museum of Vancouver and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • We spent 2 and a half hours understanding the history of Vancouver in this informatuve museum. A number of rooms are given over to the First Nations people who inhabitated the area before the... 
    We spent 2 and a half hours understanding the history of Vancouver in this informatuve museum. A number of rooms are given over to the First Nations people who inhabitated the area before the...  more »
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  • Small museum focused on the time evolution of Vancouver from the indigenous settlements till the 60”s - I loved that while you walk through it’s aisles you were transported throughout several eras of their history. What I liked the most was the Jukebox (it works!!) and the great history of indigenous. Please, come with the right expectation of a small museum. For some reason, as I live in Ontario I came thinking in the ROM which is massive! There are several seats throughout the museum in case you come with an elderly person. Right priced at $15
  • Small but illuminating museum. The exhibition in focus when we visited was A Seat on the Table. It was about Chinese migrants, the Indigenous, racism, and people trying to preserve their cultures. It was insightful and useful for understanding Vancouver as a city. Tickets are reasonably priced at $15 each.
  • Small but informative museum. You can spend a good 2-hour here enjoying the exhibition. It’s also an awesome spot for photo shoot especially in the cherry blossom season. In the back of MOV, you can see beautiful cherry trees, great spot to capture gorgeous photos!
  • The exhibit “A Seat at the Table” was very interesting! Telling of the Chinese immigration experience through the lens of the restaurant industry was an engaging approach to the topic. The rest of the exhibits told some general Vancouver history through the decades 1920s-1960s/70s. A nice use of displays, ephemera, graphics and cool old items like sewing machines, a washing machine, TVs, and even a car.
  • The Museum had a ton of fun and educational exhibits. The entrance fee was reasonable. My friends and I spent a good couple of hours exploring all the exhibits in some of which, we had the ability to interact with items on display. The neon exhibit was beautiful. There was also a wall where you could write whatever you wanted, which my friends and I definitely did. It was a small but sweet feeling of being a part of the exhibit! Would definitely recommend!

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