Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
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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.
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bgmwallis
Calgary, Canada160 contributions
Sep. 2022
It is extremely well done. You go through a bunch of emotions upon your visit. Definitely set aside and afternoon.
Written September 26, 2022
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David H
Guelph, Canada453 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Business
I attended the place as part of a group tour while at a conference. I was so glad we did.
The architecture and the symbolism behind it is fascinating. The tour was a couple hours long, but I wish we had another full day there. I would have loved to had the time to experience it more fully
Warning that it is very emotional.
We have all come so far, yet we have so much further to go.
Do yourself a favour and go. But don’t rush yourself. Take time to reflect as you go through it.
Written September 17, 2022
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HowardH
Peterborough, Canada7 contributions
Sep. 2022
Interesting, educational, and well presented. Would have probably given it 5 stars if they hadn't been out of printed guides to the Museum (how would they run out of something so basic?), so we we had to find our own way around. Many museums now use audio guides, which we were not offered. Sometimes there are continual streaming audio/video tapes playing while you are trying to read at another kiosk. Occasionally multiple background talking displays, while you are nearby, which was rather annoying. Lot of walking between floors, but part of the design.
Written September 14, 2022
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Stefanie H
Lincoln, NE1,454 contributions
Aug. 2022
This is a beautiful museum, with exhibits that are very well presented. The staff I encountered were also really nice and helpful. There are seven levels, although there are a couple of floors that hold the bulk of the exhibits. There is also a rock garden for taking a break, and you can take an elevator all the way to the top floor for a great view of the city. Although there are too many conflicts for the museum to be able to display them all, they do a good job of presenting the ones that they do cover. The exhibits are very interactive, with videos included. There is a large pay parking lot across the street, and you can easily walk to the other Forks attractions from the museum. I also enjoyed the gift shop, and you can access it without paying for admission to the rest of the museum. I know this because I checked out the souvenir prices at the Forks market, and came back to the museum, because their goods were cheaper. :-)
Written August 14, 2022
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Michelle H
Spruce Grove, Canada170 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
Allow yourself a day for this museum. We didn't and only took in a fraction of the information.
Learned a lot about predjudice that I didn't realize. Learned about past atrocities that I hadn't truly known the details of. In other words it is a real learning museum.
I would not take younger children there mostly because they wouldn't grasp the concepts. There is not much visual stimulation for younger people. Someone passionate about human rights would probably get the most out of this.
Written July 23, 2022
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Tracy M
3 contributions
Jul. 2022
A must-do for everyone. Very comfortable to walk in. Exhibits very informative - the Indigenous and Holocaust ones were particularly poignant.
Written July 12, 2022
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mickey448
Prince George, Canada172 contributions
Jun. 2022
This is my second visit to this beautiful museum. The first was 2014. I was very pleased to see a dedicated video experience to the Holodomor given it's current importance in the Russia/Ukrainian war. In 2014 I found no reference to it at all. We could have spent much more time at the museum but our itinerary didn't allow it. Worth every minute spent and we'll go back again.
Written July 2, 2022
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BevD317
Toronto, Canada24 contributions
Jun. 2022
We were blown away with the architecture. The building is gorgeous to look at from the outside, the alabaster ramps are stunning and some of the artwork is breathtaking. Interesting interactive displays plus a lot of material to read so give yourself plenty of time to see all seven floors. Do go up to the final 8th floor for a great view of the city. We didn't have enough time to absorb it all so would love to go back and do it properly.
Written June 29, 2022
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Jim C
Coquitlam, Canada165 contributions
Apr. 2022
Not many original items felt more like a book or a web page than a museum. Mostly a bunch of text panels to read
Written June 21, 2022
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Gardiner W
Vancouver, Canada321 contributions
May 2022
Stunning architecture for the building. Displays that cover most of modern human rights situations...some a bit uncomfortable but all designed to make you reflect on how man has treated their fellow human beings over the years. very friendly and helpful staff (wheel chair loan easily done)
Written June 12, 2022
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