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Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver
(3.7/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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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  • As bus tours around a city provide a great introduction to its physical surroundings, good city historical museums provide great introductions to the cultural, economic, and social surroundings. That’...  more »
  • One of my family's favourite museum and most Vancouvertites don't even know it exists. This museum isn't huge but you should give yourself at least a couple of hours. The travelling exhibits are alway...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our time at the museum at Vancouver, the temporary exhibits were amazing and we all enjoyed the history of Vancouver side of the museum as well. 
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  • A pretty interesting place with lots of artifacts and things to see and think about; however it is not updated so one visit is probably enough. It would be a much better experience if some life was breathed into it with more current displays or some new additions.
  • Very nice local museum. Provides a good look back as well as many exhibits which question where we are going. Usually very interactive and interesting. Priced at less then 15$ a visit makes it affordable fun.
  • I liked the temporarily exhibitions about peoples collections a lot. We used a coupon book 2 for 1 so it was not very expensive.
  • Don't be discouraged by the size of this museum because it more than makes up for that by providing a great narrative of the history and future of Vancouver. Enjoyed the exhibits on the local First Nations culture (c̓əsnaʔəm), told from the point of view of the locals, and not the occupying Europeans. Lots of insightful information as well about the persecution and discrimination faced by the Japanese and Chinese workers when Canada went to war. Finally, there's an exhibit on the future of Vancouver, where they invite people to contribute ideas about how to make the city greener, more sustainable, and more livable. Well curated and definitely worth a visit!
  • I think maybe it's been 25 years since I've been here. I wouldn't have guessed I'd actually enjoy it as much as I do. Fave parts were the collectibles display (star wars figures ftw) and neon. Although the history through the decades was cool because it felt like I was in Bioshock