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:

Dressed for History: Why Costume Collections Matter - on view until November 2023

Clothing is the most personal of artefacts. It reveals so much about who we are, what we do and what we value. Clothing conveys information about occupation, social and economic status, gender and cultural identity and political and religious affiliation.

Clothing not only expresses aspects of a wearer’s identity, it also reveals much about the larger context of production. As products of available raw materials, textile technologies, designs and styles, what we wear connects us to local and global stories of resource extraction, trade, labour and technology. 

Four remarkable local collectors have recognized the importance of preserving costumes to document the past and inspire our present and future. Ivan Sayers, Claus Jahnke, Melanie Talkington and the members of the BC Society for the Museum of Original Costume (SMOC) are fashion historians with significant collections that feature some of the rarest garments and fabrics in the world. 

All We Want Is More: The Tobias Wong Project - on view until July 23 2023 

In the early 2000s, Tobias Wong (1974–2010) took the design world by storm. Born and raised in Vancouver, Wong was a brilliant and prolific artist whose career was all too short. Defying easy categorization, his work was wide ranging, pushing and dissolving disciplinary boundaries between conceptual art, performance and product design. This exhibition is an invitation to revisit Wong’s artistic contribution with fresh eyes.

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 to Wednesday: 10am-5pm

Thursday to Saturday: 10am-8pm

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

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