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Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg

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Opened in 2014, Canadian Museum for Human Rights is becoming a major city attraction. The museum stands as an imposing modern building, boasting a massive glass facade styled to look like wings of a dove wrapping around each other. Roam the museum's spacious galleries dedicated to the subject of human rights, both in Canada and internationally. See exhibitions about the rights of indigenous Canadians, historical events related to human rights, displays examining genocides throughout the times, and many more. Before you head to Winnipeg, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Winnipeg tour planner, to make sure you see all that Winnipeg has to offer, including Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
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  • This museum is very useful in terms of the information it includes and provides to visitors in a very interesting and interactive way, through experiential exhibits, videos, "live" walls, etc. The onl...  more »
  • Both the exterior and interior of the building were in a word stunning. Be prepared to do a fair bit of walking from floor to floor and from exhibit to exhibit.  more »
  • A national museum outside Ottawa that rivals the best in Canada- from its architecture, grounds, restaurant and of course the exhibits, which are so content rich that it requires time to absorb their ...  more »
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  • Very interesting place. Thought provoking. I would recommend the guided tour. Stunning building. Note, they don't allow you to carry backpacks or bags so you must check them in (no charge) to the cloakroom. They don't feel you that it's mandatory until you go to enter the exhibition area.
  • Beautiful museum touching on the history and progress for marginalised groups in Canada and worldwide. The building is absolutely gorgeous. I recommend arriving by 2 pm so you have enough time. We felt a little rushed with slightly over 2 hours. It is definitely not geared toward children but would be appropriate for children who can read well and are ready for more sensitive topics like the Holocaust.
  • Incredible! I think I actually verbalized, 'This place is amazing,' each time I reached one of the building's 7 floors. The building itself is a work of art, the exhibitions are immersive, vast, and powerful. To cover such dark history in the manner they've managed is so unbelievable, I couldn't help but be taken aback. My only critique, especially given it's location on Earth, is that it could stand to have way more depth in the historic mistreatment of Canada's First Nations. Other than that, we spent three hours here and found it riveting and poignant!
  • Breathtaking architecture and physical use of space allows room to process the past and present struggles for human rights, framed from a Canadian perspective. Multimedia and interactive displays are carefully curated and add significant depth. Not your typical museum experience.
  • Go on the first Wednesday of the month, between 5 PM - 9 PM the admission is free! People who are interested in human rights should go here. There's hours worth of reading and watching, also for people who aren't into human rights they would enjoy the scenery. The architecture is amazing and I recommend going on their Tower Floor (8th Floor) for a nice view.