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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  • Great little museum, perfect for crime fans. Look out for the costume box to dress up as a Canadian Officer, amusing for adults with child like minds. The autopsy room was particularly interesting mai...  more »
  • The Museum tells the history of police parts of the village, as well as of some crimes. I think he suffers for lack of information about the structure, which would be interesting for who is more attached to it, but that doesn't diminish. The part about the crimes that have not been resolved is interesting. The part of expertise but also for being an enthusiast of the area, left a little to be desired. It's a different ride and it's worth it for those who want to make a different ride.
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  • 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 »
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  • 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.
  • I loved this place. A fun way to discover the seedy side of Vancouver.
  • Small but very educational. Every time I came, I learnt something new. Staff have put quite some thoughts into it.
  • Interesting but slightly dated. Some videos and technical items not working.
  • 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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