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Vancouver Police Museum, Vancouver

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#7 of 25 in Museums in 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. To visit Vancouver Police Museum and other attractions in Vancouver, use our Vancouver trip itinerary builder.
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  • Through no fault of its own, this place gave me the creeps. The highlight is the former morgue and autopsy room, and there's just something about being in that room on a bright sunny day that made me ...  more »
  • This museum is located next door to the major police station in downtown eastside. It is easily accessible by bus. However be aware that the immediate neighbourhood is quite an eye opener and to keep ...  more »
  • I had driven by for years and finally stopped in while exploring Gastown and Chinatown. This museum is very informative and interesting . They have displays of a large selection of weapons . Not knowi...  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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