Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Canada's new national museum is a unique exploration of the importance of human rights. Interactive digital technology, video, film and art are designed to educate and inspire. An unforgettable visitor experience in a stunning new architectural icon.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • G Mckay
    Sydney, Australia37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit
    This museum is very interesting and thorough in providing both current and historical information and knowledge about human rights. It also provides first hand stories from those that have survived. You can spend hours here. I would definately recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 10, 2023
  • QlobeTrotter
    Richmond, Virginia134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Winnipeg Must-See
    During my visit to Winnipeg my first stop was at the Human Rights Museum. I went in only knowing that it existed so I had no background or context for the visit. The building was striking and is unmissable. From the exterior it put me in the mind of other museums from the 2000s and 2010s, as it has that crumpled-foil look about it. This, for me, I could take or leave and I do wonder how the exterior will age. I did, however, fall in love with the interior of the building, especially the illuminated walkways suspended in almost a stack. I took so many photos of this and still, with their help, am unable to adequately convey the sensation of the space. So, aside from any exhibit, I would recommend a visit just to experience the interior of the place. The exhibits are as one might expect and cover the sweep of recent history and human rights as an ideal as well as the application of the idea. I do not know that I came away with any new understanding of the topic matter but the experience did get my mind moving and thinking. If you are in Winnipeg it is definitely worth a visit; allow two or three hours to take it in.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written August 29, 2023
  • AltabasTravels
    London, United Kingdom268 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of interesting and thought provoking exhibits
    A really important and powerful museum with some major learnings and insights for us all to learn from. There's a lot to take in and unfortunately we only had around a couple of hours when we visited and couldn't see everything, particularly the higher floors. Ideally give yourself half a day to visit and make the most of everything the museum has to offer.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 3, 2023
  • Codiak!
    Abbotsford, Canada11,791 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be miseed
    The $351 million dollar Human Rights museum is, as the saying goes, worth the price of admission to Winnipeg. Any museum that is an architectural masterpiece (designed by Antoine Predock) and houses world class human rights collections (the vision of Israel Asper) is worth a trip to this city to explore in and of itself. And many, many people from other countries do.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 12, 2023
  • dana r
    Belleville, Canada354 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptionally well done and impressive!
    Rising from the center of the center of North America, Winnipeg's Museum for Human Rights is very impressive! Great parking right across the street, and free admission on Sundays! With 7 levels and a tower look out at the top, you'll want to pace yourself to get through it all. The only thing I really DIDN'T like was the 'inclusive' bathrooms: men and women communally. Think they should change that for the majority of the population.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written January 1, 2024
  • Robs’reviews
    Toronto, Canada207 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth it!
    Great architecture inside and out! The museum is very interesting and covers both the current and historical information with a high knowledge on human rights. It also provides first hand stories from those that have survived. You can spend hours here. I would definitely recommend! One part was confusing where I started to walk out the exit while looking for a bathroom not realizing and ran back in. Only to be greeted by an employee who thought I had snuck in!! I had been there for 2 hours already and it was quickly resolved
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written April 17, 2024
  • William Kim
    London, Canada390 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see when in Winnipeg
    The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a must visit if in the Winnipeg area. There are exhibits here that you never thought you would see here, and they make you reflect on how you view human rights and the world after seeing them. Since the topic of human rights is so abstract and often involves many ideas of all kinds, you will find exhibits covering human rights all over the world. They also have some great interactive exhibits too for people of all ages. The price of admission is also not too steep when you consider how long you will spend here. Plan at least two to three hours to cover all the exhibits in full detail. Architectural fans will especially love being here, the building is an absolute masterpiece. And at the top of the museum, you will be greeted to amazing 360 degree views of the City of Winnipeg. Don't miss it, unless you have a fear of heights. Climbing up the stairs from the last exhibit to the top can be very dizzying! All in all, Winnipeg should be proud to have a place like this right in their own city! This museum is one of a kind, and honestly, this is a place I would expect to find in Ottawa.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 26, 2024
  • hali-in-cuba64
    324 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Have many hours to spend
    We spent 3 hours and probably had another 2 to go. It is a VERY thought provoking place...somewhat dark...but you don't want to miss it. And the one thing you really don't want to miss is taking the elevator to the 8th floor....the view is amazing
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 11, 2024
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hali-in-cuba64
Hammonds Plains,NS324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We spent 3 hours and probably had another 2 to go. It is a VERY thought provoking place...somewhat dark...but you don't want to miss it. And the one thing you really don't want to miss is taking the elevator to the 8th floor....the view is amazing
Written June 11, 2024
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William Kim
London, Canada390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a must visit if in the Winnipeg area. There are exhibits here that you never thought you would see here, and they make you reflect on how you view human rights and the world after seeing them. Since the topic of human rights is so abstract and often involves many ideas of all kinds, you will find exhibits covering human rights all over the world. They also have some great interactive exhibits too for people of all ages. The price of admission is also not too steep when you consider how long you will spend here. Plan at least two to three hours to cover all the exhibits in full detail. Architectural fans will especially love being here, the building is an absolute masterpiece.

And at the top of the museum, you will be greeted to amazing 360 degree views of the City of Winnipeg. Don't miss it, unless you have a fear of heights. Climbing up the stairs from the last exhibit to the top can be very dizzying!

All in all, Winnipeg should be proud to have a place like this right in their own city! This museum is one of a kind, and honestly, this is a place I would expect to find in Ottawa.
Written May 26, 2024
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Judy M
Brandon, Canada34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
A group of 10 ladies ( all >age 60) visited the Canadian Museum of Human Rights; we were given an excellent pre-arranged tour conducted by Emily. We found the museum to be creative , informative, and thought- provoking. The building itself is architecturally impressive with the museum ‘s goals /objective woven into the design. There were interesting and creative displays / exhibits highlighting a variety of historical human rights violations, challenges, & atrocities. It was made clear that the examples of various human rights violations depicted were not an exhaustive list, but each example provided a grim reminder of how longstanding & endemic the violations have been. The tour was enhanced ten -fold or more by the knowledgeable and articulate tour guide. To enhance one’s understanding of the topic, short follow-up visits would be valuable to build on the learning provided by this 90 min tour.
Written May 22, 2024
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ilovelowly
Winnipeg, Canada204 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
This is a review based on my experience in Bistro Boreal, the onsite full service restaurant. It’s a beautiful space and the wait staff were very friendly although extremely busy. Although my friend enjoyed her chicken sandwich and fries, my lunch was so salty it made me feel sick. Avoid the Manitoba Pork Ramen. Salt, salt and more salt.
Written April 27, 2024
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Robs’reviews
Toronto, Canada207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Great architecture inside and out! The museum is very interesting and covers both the current and historical information with a high knowledge on human rights. It also provides first hand stories from those that have survived. You can spend hours here. I would definitely recommend!

One part was confusing where I started to walk out the exit while looking for a bathroom not realizing and ran back in. Only to be greeted by an employee who thought I had snuck in!! I had been there for 2 hours already and it was quickly resolved
Written April 17, 2024
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dana r
Belleville, Canada354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Rising from the center of the center of North America, Winnipeg's Museum for Human Rights is very impressive! Great parking right across the street, and free admission on Sundays! With 7 levels and a tower look out at the top, you'll want to pace yourself to get through it all.
The only thing I really DIDN'T like was the 'inclusive' bathrooms: men and women communally. Think they should change that for the majority of the population.
Written January 1, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

S J Oliver
New Zealand15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Really interesting place to visit. I’m solo travelling in winter so there were no crowds to be found either. Definitely recommend.
Written December 11, 2023
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Cap'n J
Sherwood Park, Canada13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Educate yourself and your family. Well worth the visit. Just be aware of the closure dates. It's a real spectacle of architecture. The view from the tower is amazing.
Written November 4, 2023
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TorontoFR
Toronto, Canada502 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Winnipeg has to be very proud to have such a jewel. Not only the permanent exhibits convey powerful messages but the building is an architecture marvel. Outside and inside.
We spent over 3 hours there but we could have stayed longer.
Written October 23, 2023
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Robert H
Ottawa, Canada67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Every Canadian must visit this museum. The sensitive matter is handled so well, provoking all emotions, but they lead you up to hope and inspiration. Meanwhile, you witness the most spectacular architecture.
Written September 25, 2023
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