Vancouver Police Museum, Vancouver

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Explore the city's history of law enforcement and crime with a visit to Vancouver Police Museum, the oldest police museum in North America. The museum was inaugurated in 1986, with the building having spent the previous century as the coroner's court and autopsy lab. Follow the history of crime in Vancouver, illustrated with over 20,000 artifacts, documents, and photographs chronicling over 125 years of law enforcement. These include confiscated firearms, counterfeit currency, and various other memorabilia. Younger visitors may enjoy the tours offered by the museum catering specifically to kids. For Vancouver Police Museum and beyond, use our Vancouver trip planner to get the most from your Vancouver vacation.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Excellent value for money! Only $12 per person. We spent just over an hour here. A very interesting museum, lots of hands on activities to take part with and nicely laid out. Loved seeing all the crim...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Quite enjoyed the museum, and all that it had to offer. It was a little small, however the material was well displayed and very interesting. We got in half price by purchasing a Groupon. The third per...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    This used to be the coroner's court. Historical account of the Vancouver police and criminal development that has occurred during pass 100 years. The highlight is the true crime room with detailed rep...  more »
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  • March 9, 2017
    Amazing, especially their SWAT video and funny visual novel game. I would recommend it to anyone! The gallery is much bigger than it looks when you first walk in. There is a small entrance fee (About $11 as of 2017). It will take 1-2 hours to view / try everything.
  • July 4, 2017
    I loved this place. A fun way to discover the seedy side of Vancouver.
  • May 22, 2017
    Small but very educational. Every time I came, I learnt something new. Staff have put quite some thoughts into it.
  • June 26, 2017
    Interesting but slightly dated. Some videos and technical items not working.
  • March 26, 2017
    The information that they had was historical, interesting and great to read and look at, it covered a variety of professions & topics within the building, which is an old coroner's, the price was $12 more then affordable for what you're getting. (There's 8 rooms varying in size and information) The only negatives is there's no Disability access that I could see (flights of stairs) - you can carry your baby and stroller & no seat to watch the films which go for over 10mins.

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