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Museum of Vancouver

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Museum of Vancouver Admission
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Museum of Vancouver Admission
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The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) connects Vancouverites to each other and connects the city to the world. An enthusiastic civic advocate, MOV is dedicated to encouraging a deeper understanding of Vancouver through stories, objects and shared...more
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1100 Chestnut St | at Vanier Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9, Canada
Kits Point
+1 604-736-4431
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommend taking a look at the map before paying the entry fee. I liked the special exhibit on the Haida, but it really is a small space, with nothing terribly impressive. We saw everything we wanted in about an hour.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very uneven set of exhibits. ‘Neon Ugly’ brightly showcases colorful neon advertising signs from the 1950’-70’s and encourages reflection on planning laws that regulate their use. The ‘Wild Things’ exhibit explores the diversity of animals in the city with humorous tales of encounters with wild...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaulMatters
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I visited this museum for a fun afternoon with friends and was not disappointed yet not completely blown away. While the galleries do provide nice insights into the interesting history of Vancouver and British Columbia, I found that it was a bit expensive for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WeatherlyAir
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Was in Vancouver for another reason and decided to go to this museum. As we drove up, there were many school buses loading children who had obviously spent the early afternoon visiting. There were only a handful of cars in the parking lot. We bought...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bobwins
Reviewed 4 December 2018

The galleries that show the progress of Vancouver from around 1900 to the 1970's is a great walk. The First Nations area is great

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CraigM1113
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Excellent city museum. We visited to see a fascinating exhibit on the Haida people, with a broad assortment of artifacts and art. The permanent exhibit on Vancouver history was well done (I'm a historian and learned things). The museum is in a park across False...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

This museum was better than expected, we especially liked the section on Vancouver during the wars; sad to read about how the Japanese were treated. Also liked the animals and art pieces. Why no cafe though? This took it down a star, but generally worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I liked the modern history of Vancouver part of the museum. I loved the neon signs and the hippie area. The Haida stuff didn’t blend as well. The planetarium doesn’t fit as well here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Princerman
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We were visiting from Minneapolis with our children from Sydney. We found the museum interesting. However, I feel the experience would have been enhanced with headsets. I find it hard to read so much. It was also confusing what path to follow in going thru...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank earrings3
Reviewed 13 October 2018

I enjoyed this museum because I was able to learn about the city. Sounds stupid, but so many "Name of City" museums have exhibitions that are nothing to do with the place they are in (I'm sick of the sight of stuffed animals). Admittedly, there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from MuseumofVan | Property representative |
Hi, Photography is allowed in the museum we just ask that you do not use flash. Thanks! Museum of Vancouver
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Response from Lisa1422 | Reviewed this property |
Make sure it's Science World though, not Science Museum! Have fun!