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.  

MOV is located in scenic Vanier Park.  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.

Featured Exhibitions:

 Reclaim + Repair: The Mahogany Project – on view until August 2024

Curated by Propellor Studio in collaboration with Museum of Vancouver, the Mahogany Project celebrates the creativity and craft of Vancouver’s design community, while engaging with questions central to the role of design in advancing sustainability and environmental justice.

A diverse group of 31 emerging and seasoned local designers and makers were selected to create 22 objects made from vintage mahogany provided by the MOV. The exhibition features a wide array of design objects from furniture, lighting and household objects, to jewellry, and much more. The idea for Reclaim + Repair: The Mahogany Project was born out of a desire to honour this material and the places from which it originated.⁠

Works created by designers for the exhibition are for sale. A portion of the sales will be donated to support Indigenous-led reforestation efforts in Central America, where the mahogany was extracted in the last century.

The Unity Indigenous Plant Garden - A Living Exhibition 

Was created in partnership with the Musqueam, Skwxwu7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. This garden connects two MOV exhibition projects: “Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives (2018-2020)” and “That Which Sustains Us (opened in 2020),” both featuring traditional knowledge from these host nations.

hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ translations for the garden were provided by the Musqueam Language Department with approval of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. Skwxwú7mesh snichim translations were provided by the Ta na wa Ns7éyx̱nitm ta Snew̓íyelh - the Squamish Nation Language and Cultural Affairs Team.

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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).

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

Hours and Dates of Operation

Sunday-Wednesday 10-5

Thursday-Saturday 10-8

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

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