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 could be better currated to explain more about how the city developed, some maps to show where everything was , etc. However, it did have some merits in learning more about the area and the... 
    This could be better currated to explain more about how the city developed, some maps to show where everything was , etc. However, it did have some merits in learning more about the area and the...  more »
  • We visited the Museum of Vancouver on our first day in Vancouver - as a filler before our more "planned" activities. We are quite happy we got to visit the museum, as we also got to enjoy a stroll.....  more
    We visited the Museum of Vancouver on our first day in Vancouver - as a filler before our more "planned" activities. We are quite happy we got to visit the museum, as we also got to enjoy a stroll.....  more »
  • Three in one equals, you have the Museum of Vancouver, the Planitrum, the Observatory. Vanier Park holds the Children's Festival (or use to) and Bard on the Beach festival. Short walk there is... 
    Three in one equals, you have the Museum of Vancouver, the Planitrum, the Observatory. Vanier Park holds the Children's Festival (or use to) and Bard on the Beach festival. Short walk there is...  more »
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  • Thank-you Museum of Vancouver for offering free admission on Family Day! I have always loved history and Vancouver history in particular and I always enjoy a trip to the museum. It would be a dream job to set up and maintain all of the exhibits. Excellent current exhibits on "The Wild Things" and the Haida people. I am glad we went and we look forward to our next Museum of Vancouver outing.
  • Not quite what I expected. A larger part or exhibit when I visited, was something like "Vancouver 2050", which envisions Vancouver some time in the future, but overall reminded me of an art gallery on a bad acid trip, with random words being sporatically announced in the background, and sometimes semi-complete displays. Another part or display in the museum at the time was a 1950s themed area. It was pretty interesting. Overall, this was quite unlike the handful of other museums I have been to.
  • A lot of interesting stuff to see. Reasonable price. Place looks good. Great place to visit.
  • Some of the exhibits were kind of... uhh... interesting (cheap?) It seems like a very underfunded museum, but I love that they are trying to retain some of the local heritage. The aboriginal history part of the museum was fascinating. The natural history area needs a bit of work. Kind of disjointed, and felt like I was in a warehouse full of dead animals.
  • Nice place to spend afternoon, very small tho, but very retro to get sense of 50 to 70’s vibe

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