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Museum of Vancouver

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1100 Chestnut St | at Vanier Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9, Canada
+1 604-736-4431
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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 experiences.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“vanier park” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1100 Chestnut St | at Vanier Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9, Canada
Granville Island & Fairview
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"neon sign"
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"pinball machines"
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"permanent exhibition"
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"neon lighting"
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"modern history"
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"cities history"
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"photo exhibit"
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"special exhibition"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"space center"
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"on display"
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"children and adults"
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"worth a visit"
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"burrard bridge"
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We visited as we often visit museums when we travel. Little did we realize, the Museum of Vancouver is all about...Vancouver. (Who would have thunk it?) The facility is aged, wood panel walls and ancient bathrooms. Many of the “interactive” exhibits seemingly from the 1980s...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

What a disappointment. Its hard to get to if you don't have a car and if you do you have to pay. It is very small and some of the exhibits don't match the labels and some are just rubbish. Unhelpful staff. When I went...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

This is my favorite museum in Vancouver. It tells the history through beautiful displays from time gone by. The City on Edge exhibit was amazing. The neon room is such a treasure when you know the amazing history of neon on Vancouver. This is a...More

Thank Alex A
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

This Museum is about Vancouver from the First Nations to the 70's revolution. It's an interesting time capsule of Vancouver's history which tells the Indigenous story; activism; immigration; economy and how it shaped Vancouver. The Museum was very tricky to travel to/from and there's not...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Frankly, I went to this museum because for two reasons: 1) I had time to waste before my flight out of Vancouver; 2) it was on Friday evening, which seems to be their "pay what you will/want" time. Boy was I surprised! I was deeply...More

Thank RegePG
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

The Vancouver Museum is quite the worst this world-traveller has ever visited. Very small and poorly curated. Native artifacts don’t correspond to the keys provided. Interactive buttons don’t work - none of them. Exhibition of Activism in Vancouver makes no sense and comprises a couple...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

The museum had exhibit rooms for local facts and history plus additional displays on space history. The outdoor crab sculpture is modern and very impressive looking.

Thank Lawito
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 7 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
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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
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Museum of V, Director of Sales at Museum of Vancouver, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

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

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Response from Lisa1422 | Reviewed this property |
Make sure it's Science World though, not Science Museum! Have fun!
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