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Museum of Vancouver
Museum of Vancouver

Museum of Vancouver

1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 3J9

The Basics

The museum’s collections cover a broad range of topics, including history, art, ethnography, archaeology, and natural history. The museum is divided into History Galleries (permanent exhibits) and Featured Galleries (temporary exhibits). Stop at highlights including an important ancestral village of the Musqueam First Nation, the 1960s and 1970s in Vancouver, and Neon Vancouver.

For extra savings, opt for a pass that includes the attached H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, or a pass that includes a third Vanier Park spot, the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Visit on a hop-on hop-off bus tour to explore the city at your leisure. Or opt for a private guided tour to fully customize your itinerary.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The museum is ideal for those who want to learn more about Vancouver.

  • There is a gift shop and vending machines on-site.

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The museum is located in Vanier Park, about a 10-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. It’s easily accessible via City Transit (No. 2 or No. 32 bus), bike, hop-on hop-off bus, and False Creek Ferries. Paid parking is available.

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When to Get There

The museum is open daily, with extended hours Thursday through Saturday. On the last Thursday of each month, admission is by donation after 5pm. Guided gallery tours of certain Featured Galleries are offered from time to time; check the museum website for a schedule.

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H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is in the same domed building as the Museum of Vancouver. The kid-friendly educational center houses space-related exhibits, including interactive exhibits, live science demonstrations, planetarium shows, and nighttime viewings at the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory.

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