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Museum of Vancouver

1100 Chestnut St | at Vanier Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9, Canada
+1 604-736-4431
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Located just 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver and Granville Island, the Museum of Vancouver shares the scenic Vanier Park with the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, and Bard on the Beach (summer Shakespeare festival). We want to deepen your understanding of Vancouver through stories, objects and shared experiences. The museum's programs, exhibitions, and collections bring people together and inspire conversation about the future. Check our website for feature exhibitions and event listings.
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  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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1100 Chestnut St | at Vanier Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9, Canada
Granville Island & Fairview
+1 604-736-4431
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don’t do what we did, and travel right around the city in bus no 6, before discovering that all we needed to do was walk from our hotel on Beatty St to the corner of Burrard and Robson Streets (about 15 minutes, level walk) and...More

Thank Artfornodriving
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This museum covers the history of Vancouver and is well laid out. There are temporary displays as well as permanent displays. You can easily spend a few hours looking at all the displays. There is no cafe on site and you need to take a...More

Thank Tom E
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Quite good permanent exhibition, though quite expensive fee, added to the fact you don’t have free parking on site, a shame for the city museum!More

Thank Arnaud F
Museum of V, Director of Sales at Museum of Vancouver, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed the exhibition and experience. Our admission prices are competitive in the market and we would love to offer everyone free parking. Unfortunately it is not the museum's lot. Thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Lots of reviews saying they were done in an hour/ hour and a half. I left the first section after nearly two hours! Reading the captions/info really brings the museum to life. Found the 1950's newspaper articles on Neon Signs being visual garbage really funny...More

Thank Christopher I
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent local museum that does not shy away from uncomfortable aspects of the cities history. The exhibitions on the local indigenous people and the treatment of non white citizens were quite humbling

Thank James C
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The permanent exhibits showing the history of the Vancouver area from pre-colonial times through the 1960's era was very nice and really what I expected. But the "Unbelievable" exhibit was kind of weird and seemed like someone was on a soap box. First, there was...More

Thank Kylewag
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Unfortunately we considered our visit to the Museum of Vancouver a bit disappointing. The majority of the exhibits in the History Galleries captured the passing of time from early history to the 1970's, but the Feature Galleries during our visit were underwhelming. We purchased a...More

Thank aussie4854
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is not the easiest to visit by public transport and certainly not worth the entrance fee. We were assured that our ticket covered entry to the nearby Maritime Museum as well, but it didn't and we had to pay again. We felt that...More

Thank jhnmnnrs
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is probably a great museum if you are a local kid on a school trip, but it is very expensive for a badly narrated museum that didn't leave us feeling like we were any better informed about the history of the city. We also...More

Thank Siobhanfaire
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Small but interesting, not many exhibitions and got around in about an hour, and that was taking our time, so we did not find it worth the money and were disappointed, we got the combined ticket which included the space centre next door, which was...More

Thank vicky s
Granville Island & Fairview
One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out,
Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios,
hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all
offer a plethora of activities and entertainment
options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the
area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls
overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many
visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh
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Response from Lisa1422 | Reviewed this property |
Make sure it's Science World though, not Science Museum! Have fun!