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Museum of Vancouver

 Gain a deeper understanding of our city through stories, objects and shared experiences at the Museum of Vancouver.

Permanent exhibitions tell the city’s history, starting with an exhibition on the Musqueam First Nation's ancient landscape and living culture. Further galleries explore the formation of the city, and changes through the 20th century. The neon signs gallery is a favourite of many guests.

Permanent displays are complemented by contemporary feature exhibitions, including "All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds" (June 23, 2015 - January 8, 2017).

Located in scenic Vanier Park with the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and Vancouver Maritime Museum, we are a 5-minute drive from downtown / Granville Island. You can also take the Vancouver Trolley, False Creek Ferries, Vancouver Bike Share, or Translink buses to get here. Find yourself in the city at the Museum of Vancouver.

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From Cornwall Avenue, turn north on Chestnut Street. Turn right at Whyte Avenue for parking and entrance.
On Transit: Take the #22, #2, or #32. Exit at Cornwall and Cypress. Walk North-East (towards the water).
Vancouver Trolleys and False Creek Ferries both stop at the Museum of Vancouver.

Hours and Dates of Operation

Winter Hours: Tuesday through Sunday: 10am – 5pm; Thursday: 10am – 8pm.
Summer Hours: (Victoria Day – Canadian Thanksgiving): Every day 10am – 5pm; Thursday: 10am – 8pm.

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Phone: 604.736.4431
Address: 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver BC V6J 3J9