Manitoba Museum
Manitoba Museum
4.5
Natural History Museums • Science Museums • Observatories & Planetariums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Manitoba Museum is the province's largest centre for heritage and science learning, unique in its combined human and natural history themes, immersive world class dioramas, science and astronomy education, and in the scope and quality of its programs. Housed within the Centennial Concert Hall campus and across from City Hall, the Manitoba Museum presents three main offerings to the public: the Museum Galleries, the Planetarium, and the Science Gallery.
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Pincourt, Canada22 contributions
Jul. 2022
I been there twice now and I love it every time. Some days of the month it is free to go inside. Check it out !! The Manitoba Museum, previously the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, is a human and natural history museum in Winnipeg, Manitobheritage and science education. Kid will love it there.
Written December 15, 2022
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Thank you for your five-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed your recent visit to the Museum. We have free evenings with special programming on the First Friday of every month. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Written January 16, 2023
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Brampton, Canada15 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Solo
I’ve always wanted to visit Winnipeg. Many people asked why? Just a feeling and learning how my fellow Canadians live. Winnipeg has impressive public spaces and the Museum is one of the finest I’ve ever visited.

It’s a strong collection with an integrated story of the history of Manitoba woven throughout. The donation by the Hudson’s Bay Company including a replica sea-faring vessel and the walk-thru 1920’s Winnipeg street experience go above the “typical Canadian city museum”. Be sure to see the Winnipeg movie.

Not knowing what to expect, I arrived two hours before the Museum closed and seeing all the galleries took that time. I didn’t have a chance to see the gift shop as it was closing as I left. It’s definitely worth experiencing if you’re coming to Winnipeg.
Written August 23, 2022
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Thank you for your review, Nickerje! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit through the Museum Galleries during your time in Winnipeg. We hope to see you again should you be back in Winnipeg!
Written August 25, 2022
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nathalie1979
Louisville, KY70 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Family
The museum itself is nice. However the staff aren’t the nicest. I expected more from Canadians. I always thought they’re the nicest people however the visit to the museum proved me wrong. Kaitlin (the membership coordinator) is really rude as well as security staff. Allot more time to visit the place. It’s huge and there’s so many interesting displays.
Written July 29, 2022
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Thank you for your review, nathalie1979. We're so sorry to hear that you had a negative interaction with our staff. It is our policy that all individuals should be treated with courtesy and respect. Willow Krauchi, our Director of Marketing, Sales, and Visitor Experience, would love to chat with you about your visit so that we can better welcome you next time. You can reach her at 204-291-7456 or wkrauchi@manitobamuseum.ca.
Written August 9, 2022
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Michelle H
Spruce Grove, Canada170 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed this museum but you have to allow most of the day to take it all in. We did learn a few tidbits about Manitoba.
I especially liked the Hudsons Bay Company information. I used to work for the Northern stores dept. that did handle all the northern stores and furs for North Alberta. The display of the Nonsuch and the port was very impressive.
They had a lot of displays of northern insects, some animals, some plants and lichen etc. Learned a lot how life exists in the northern tundra areas
Aboriginal displays explained how Inuit people survived and explained some of the other tribe movements and survival skills.
There was also a portion explained the mining and rock formations of the area.
Written July 23, 2022
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Thank you for your positive review, michellehS9797HU! We're glad to hear your enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.
Written August 5, 2022
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JACIX22
Nelson House, Manitoba166 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Family
Main gallery is a quality time but museum is a bit expensive and the dinosaur exhibit is good but doesn't take that long. Kids fav is the ship.
Written July 17, 2022
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Thank you for your feedback, AJCIX. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time in the Museum Galleries and Ultimate Dinosaurs! As a non-profit, we rely on admissions and donations to fulfill our mandate of collecting, protecting, and researching across Manitoba and keeping exhibitions in working order. Thank you for your support through your ticket purchase!
Written July 18, 2022
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damarisbredin
Winnipeg, Canada10 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Couples
Loved this museum, especially the later sections focusing on the history of the HBC (Hudson’s Bay Company), Manitoba and Winnipeg. The Nonsuch is an excellent part of this museum as are all the artefacts donated and collected by the museum. My favourite part was actually the 1919 Winnipeg replica at the very end of the museum. This was so well done and beautifully set up with a boardwalk, a railway, staircases and alcoves leading to different era-appropriate Winnipeg businesses, conversation between citizens about the 1919 strike, and a darling 20s theatre. Definitely recommend the Manitoba Museum for Manitobans and visitors alike. You could easily spend the whole day here and can freely pop out for lunch in the Exchange. Great for kids as well.
Written March 28, 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review damarisbredin! We're so glad to hear that your enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon.
Written March 30, 2022
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Danya F
Columbus, OH385 contributions
Nov. 2021
There is a lot to this museum! We spent the entire day here with a break for lunch at Clementine's and for the planetarium show (weekends only), and we still didn't have enough time. The building seems manageable from the outside, but there is room after room of exhibits, information to read, and even a film on the history of Winnipeg at the end. If you like museums, plan to be here when it opens and spend the day.
Written November 27, 2021
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Thank you for your kind review Danya! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and everything the Museum has to offer!
Written December 7, 2021
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Lela t
48 contributions
Aug. 2021
The Manitoba Museum was a five-star experience! We came close to closing so the museum was relatively quiet. We would recommend around 2 hours to fully explore all the museum has to offer. The displays were educational, entertaining, and excellent. Would 100 percent recommend coming and experiencing this wonderful place.
Written August 12, 2021
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Hi 648lelat, thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your quiet visit! We hope to see you again soon.
Written August 27, 2021
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Oliver Y
Oakbank, Canada2 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Family
I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this museum. Informative, thorough, and beautiful displays. If you are visiting Manitoba you owe it to yourself to check this place out.
Written October 5, 2020
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Hi Oliver, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review. We hope we will see you again soon!
Written July 8, 2021
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TravelinSuz
Chandler, AZ943 contributions
Nov. 2019
I loved this place, especially the ship area. The ship reminded my of my childhood movie the goonies but the real attraction was going around the ship for the recreated docks and town. The room afterward with indigenous clothing and tools. There’s tons more.
Written April 22, 2020
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Hey Suz, we are so happy to hear that the Nonsuch brought back great memories for you. We hope to see you again soon!
Written July 8, 2021
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