Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver

3.7
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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  • It is a good place to learn about the history of Vancouver the price you pay entitles you to visit the Planetarium, leave you a single truck and you must walk along streets that are marked and back the. Same truck Center
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  • Quite good permanent exhibition, though quite expensive fee, added to the fact you don’t have free parking on site, a shame for the city museum!  more »
  • Lots of reviews saying they were done in an hour/ hour and a half. I left the first section after nearly two hours! Reading the captions/info really brings the museum to life. Found the 1950's newspap...  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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