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Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
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 Manitoba, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Manitoba tour planner, to make sure you see all that Manitoba has to offer, including Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
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  • Although Winnipeg is not the most exciting city in the world, this Museum really worth! First the architecture of the Museum is truly impressive, as much outside as inside. Then exhibitions are surprisingly neutral, in the sense where we set out the facts, without asserting Canadian patriotism. Many items presented in this museum are unknown to the general public. I was moved and shocked several times also. There are many artifacts and audiovisual elements that plunge us in the heart of important events in Canadian and world history. A criticism however: videos are presented in a loop in french, then in English, subtitled in the language presented. This can cause problems for those who don't speak two languages: If we get in the middle of the video, when she does it again, it's in the other language. For me, this was not a problem, however, besides it was comical to see the many anglophones be completely confused to see the video in french... But that is another story! A visit to this museum is an essential in my view, too bad it's so far away!
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  • This museum presents over several floors the history of peoples fighting for their rights: cooperative of women in underdeveloped countries, victims of genocides, horrors of the Holocaust and Holodomor, struggles of first nations, etc. Everything is presented in a clear, interesting and in both official languages. The architecture is also worth a visit. Do not forget to mount the top of the tower where the view is amazing. Bilingual guides are eager to answer our questions. Take some time to watch a few videos. Expect also to stir emotions when you see all the difficulties experienced by whole nations...
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  • A beautiful building and an amazing experience.It is inspiring to read of the advances made over the years to ensure the rights of all people but the history of atrocities that have occurred in "moder...  read more »
  • An absolutely spectacular museum! Maybe the best I've ever been to. The exhibits catch your eye with their unique artistic designs. The content itself is inspiring, tragic and beautiful all at the same time. The best part is that they stick to their message. The gift shop sells fair trade items, the exhibits are in both French and English (to more of a degree than I've seen even in Quebec) and each video has a person using sign language. It's truly a must-see in Winnipeg.
  • Exceptional museum. Spectacularly beautiful architecture and exhibits. Very lavish yet conducive to quiet learning and contemplation. It was a privilege to visit this important place. I recommend it to anyone.
  • Winnipeg has another crown jewel. The Canadian Museum for Human rights is a spectacular showcase of man's inhumanity to man, yet it is full of hope and promise. Every inch of the gorgeous building has been painstakingly produced to tell stories in an interactive and thought provoking way. You will leave a better person than when you came. Do yourself a favour and take the tour.
  • Was very depressing. Would never go back there. Great that human rights have come such a long way but it's all 90% depression with the 10% triumph for each story. Much of which is old news now and nothing we haven't heard of many times before. Nice building ...if you like walking up ramps non stop. You can over look winnipeg at the top floor...if you care about a few buildings and little else. To each their own I guess.
  • The architecture and design of the building is part of the story-telling and journey you go through at this incredible and unique museum. The exhibits are also beautifully and thoughtfully designed. You must go here if you are in Winnipeg - give yourself at least 3-4 hours, if not more to explore. It can be a very emotional and "heavy" experience some.
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