Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver
Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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We are a big funs of the cities history.... So this museum will take you back to history and how people lived in the past... It makes us feel grateful what we've got now...
We were hoping for a better overview of the development of the city, but we got a lot of vignettes from different periods with clothes, artifacts, etc. A graphic video showing the city's growth from F... read more »
O museu fica dentro do Vanier Park, e conta a história da cidade e do Canadá. Tem muitas peças interessantes, coleções e arte local. Vale a visita!The Museum is located inside the Vanier Park, and tells the story of the city and Canada. Has many interesting pieces, collections and local art. Worth the visit!show original
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
I was looking for the Jimi hendrix shrine in vancouver and was not in the map they only list attractions that pay them thousend of dollar and the other get left behind
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!
Not a bad place to kill and hour of your time if you have nothing else to do. You could go and definitely learn the history of Vancouver. Pretty much a tourist attraction.
Samuel de Oliveira
Good place to visit to met the history about the Vancouver city. The museum it's a little bit small compared with the price of the entrance. If you are a student, you might give a discount.
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