Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg

4.3
#1 of 18 in Museums in Winnipeg
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. By using our Winnipeg travel planning tool , you can arrange your visit to Canadian Museum for Human Rights and other attractions in Winnipeg.
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  • I was quite impressed with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Not knowing what to expect, I went in a little skeptical. I'm typically not a "museum person", but this definitely satisfied my curiosi...  more »
  • Many exhibits relate to past events and highlight the challenges which many groups faced. The exhibits are well presented but can become overwhelming by the magnitude of atrocities committed by the le...  more »
  • This Museum has a theme that may not suit all but for those with interest it is excellent. The unique design has multi levels with spectacular views and interactive displays. There is lots to read if ...  more »
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  • Ok, I didn't care to go after years of conflicting opinions. I ended up going with a visiting family member and thought it was incredible. Not only is the building spectacular but the information is presented in an elegant, interactive and captivating way. Pardon my bluntness but way less boring and depressing than expected. Don't get me wrong, you will leave feeling appropriately sad, it's horrifying how people have been and are currently treated. I'm just saying they did the best possible job making this as dynamic as they could. World class quality, awesome gift shop, it's a 2 trip or 6 hour visit and they have good food. Great wedding venue.
  • Wow!!!! That's all I can say. What an amazing display of History. Had a short 30-minute private tour but enough to make me want to go back again and again. I cannot imagine how much money has been spent to put this awesome display on for the public and anyone to see. I was so impressed with how they made it so accessible for everyone including people with disabilities. Way to go Winnipeg, way to go Manitoba, way to go Canada!!!
  • If you're a first time visitor, I strongly suggest to attend the building on a Wednesday evening. When you get to the top of the museum you can experience a 360 degree view of the city and a backdrop of the lights that dance across the forks and city areas from the view top. It is beautiful. Now you can only experience that when the sun sets before their closing times, this view will not apply during summer hours. Expect to spend at least 3-4 hours to take in all the floors and it's information. If you know your true physical stats and take in more than 12,000 steps a day then you will have no trouble making it to the top using the stairs. No shame in taking the elevator, it is there for everyone's use.
  • Wonderful experience. The museum did a great job collecting pieces of history related to human right violations. I wouldn't suggest trying to do the entire museum in one trip it's heavy very emotive stuff. Wished there was more on Canada's indigenous ppl and let's face it, it's not a complete collection of the atrocities we have committed against each other but a good start. Loved the use of technology on all the floors as well as the child friendly learning enhancement tools that were scattered throughout the tour.
  • The architectural style of the building is worth the visit. Panorama view of the city from the top is great. Be sure to engage the museum staff with questions as you tour as they can provide excellent background information on the exhibits and also the construction of the building.

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