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Museum of Vancouver

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Museum of Vancouver Admission
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Museum of Vancouver Admission
From US$15.67*
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1100 Chestnut St | at Vanier Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9, Canada
+1 604-736-4431
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Reviewed 3 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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
Thank 988abbottc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 November 2, 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 October 29, 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 October 12, 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
Reviewed October 8, 2018

I love museums but was disappointed with this one. I thought I would see artifacts, etc. showcasing the history of Vancouver. But, the focus really seemed to be on the Native American history of the region. Which is fine, but perhaps a name change is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 26, 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
September 8, 2016|
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Response from Lisa1422 | Reviewed this property |
Make sure it's Science World though, not Science Museum! Have fun!