Museum of Vancouver

Gain a deeper understanding of our city through stories, objects and shared experiences at Museum of Vancouver (MOV). Learn about Vancouver's past from 1900 to 1970 by visiting MOV's History Galleries. The neon signs gallery is also a favorite of many guests. View a visual feast of innovation and tradition at Haida Now. In partnership with Haida Gwaii Museum, this stunning exhibition features an unparalleled display of more than 450 works created by carvers, weavers, photographers and print makers.

MOV is pleased to announce its newest feature exhibition Acts of Resistance, showcasing the artwork of seven indigenous artist activists from the Pacific Northwest, whose designs flew from the Iron Workers Memorial bridge on July 3, 2018 to protest the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline project (on view February 5, 2020 - July 2020).

Be sure to also check out Lattimer Gallery and Gifts at MOV while you visit.

MOV is located in scenic Vanier Park with the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Only a 5 mins drive from downtown and a 20 mins stroll along the ocean boardwalk to either; Granville Island or Kitsilano Beach. MOV is easily accessible by False Creek Ferries, Mobi Bike Share Program and City Transit.


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That retro neon glow. Did you know that at the height of neon’s popularity in the 1950s, Vancouver was reputed to have one neon sign for every 19 residents? Explore the city's rich neon history #AtMOV - we're open till 9:00pm every Friday and Saturday! 📸: @Shanii1_1 #neonvancouver #neonlights #neonglow #neonhistory
Get up close and personal with Quatchi during the 10 year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games! From now until March 21, 2020, the official Olympic Mascot will be on display in the MOV studio - remember to show your Olympic swag (mittens, buttons, jerseys) at the front desk to receive 2 for 1 admission to MOV during the anniversary period. #PowerofSport2010 #AtMOV #Vancouver2010 #Quatchi
"As a designer, art as a form of activism is so important. The art shows our creativity, to stand together with Indigenous Nations and willingness to work with external partners such as @greenpeace_canada" - @marissa_nahanee Join Marissa alongside indigenous artist activists @brandongabrielart @ronniedeanharris + @dropletfromthesalishsea for an in-depth Acts of Resistance Artist Talk - March 5 #AtMOV Early bird rate ends this Friday!
@museumofvan is located atop the ancestral village of Sen̓áḵw (Squamish Language) sən̓aʔqʷ (in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓), which later became part of the Kitsilano Indian Reserve #6. Located within the shared traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nation, the reserve was designated Squamish reserve lands in the 1880s. It was later reduced several times to make way for settlers and newcomers. One parcel that was annexed by the railway was returned to the Squamish Nation in 2001. Today, the Burrard Street bridge passes through the centre of the original reserve and the site now includes the Museum of Vancouver, the HR Macmillan Space Centre, the Martime Museum and Vanier Park. As BC Heritage Week comes to an end this Sunday, we encourage all that visit this area to acknowledge its past, present, and future as Sen̓áḵw / sən̓aʔqʷ. Photos: Shacks on shore of Kitsilano Indian Reserve C. 1935 (Vancouver Archives) Group near Jericho Charlie's home on Kitsilano Indian Reserve C. 1891 (Vancouver Archives) Plan showing parcels 'A', 'B' & 'C' : Kitsilano Indian Reserve, No. 6 of the Squamish band, Vancouver, B.C. C. 1934 (Vancouver Archives) #BcHeritageWeek #MyBCis #MyCanadais


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).

Easily accessible by False Creek Ferries and the on-site Mobi Bike Share Program.’ 

Hours and Dates of Operation

Sunday to Wednesday: 10am – 5pm

Thursday: 10am – 8pm

Friday and Saturday 10am – 9pm

Calendar of Events


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

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