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Museum Of Vancouver Vancouver

Where is it at?

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Museum Of Vancouver
1100 Chestnut Street
Vanier Park
Vancouver
BC
V6J 3J9
Tel: 604-736-4431

Where are we going today?

Vancouver is an AMAZING city, so it's no surprise that there is an entire museum dedicated JUST to the city!

The Museum of Vancouver is a great place to learn all about this great city. It can educate, inspire and excite all who visit, and the many exhibits honour the past, present and future of what makes the city what it is today. 

There are permanent exhibitions within the Museum of Vancouver, as well as temporary ones, so there will also be something new to see!

The topics of the permanent exhibitions cover a range of topics, and it's a great way for kids to learn about history! 

You can experience a glimpse of the big city lights that were popular from the 1950s to the 1970s at Neon Vancouver. Yep - it's all about neon signs! Some have been lit since they were recovered from a junk yard, and each sign has it's own story of how it went through a war, so why it's designed the way it is.

During this time, the city had over 19,000 signs. Some loved them, others hated them - but at the museum you can decide for yourself!

You can learn all about the city during the 1930s and 1940s, with the market crash and WWII, what the city was like just after the turn of the century, the revolution years and the hopeful 1950s post-war.

There is SO much to learn about this amazing city, so why not spend a few hours and discover another side to a city that you think you might know. Great family fun!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$15
  • Children$5 (5-11yrs) / $11 (12-18yrs)
  • Free Under: 4 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

10am - 5pm Tues - Sun. 8pm close Thurs.

All year round.

Teachers corner

They have a great range of educational and fun programs for kids and families. They have school programs for those aged 5 to 15, with hands-on learning that suits the curriculum. They can also offer programs in French!.

I'm Hungry!

You're in Vancouver! There are plenty of places to enjoy some great food in the area.

Any Top Tips?

Check out the weekend family programs, from self-guided scavenger hunts, to workshops - all for families!.

Doing our bit

The last Thursday of the month, between 5pm and 8pm, is donation only, so why not bring the family if you're on a budget.

Need a little extra help?

Speak to Guest Services about the accessibility of the museum.

More information

If you are visiting more in Vancouver, you can get the Vanier Park Explore Pass, which includes the Museum of Vancouver, as well as the Space Centre and Maritime Museum.

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    GREAT labor exhibit!!

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    Another place with a lot of history. I love history so this is right up my alley

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