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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This early edition @mec backpack (H2019.15.1a) was previously stored in the Museum of Vancouver's Natural History Department and likely used by staff for field collecting. The first (known) photos of this pack and frame appear in the 1975 catalogue. ⁣ ⁣ Visit our website to explore the collection and discover the stories of over 50,000 digitized artefacts that are part of Vancouver’s story.⁣ ⁣ #ExploreOnline #MOVOnline #FunTimesInside #YVRStories #MuseumsAndChill
🚨SALE ALERT 🚨 Shop @lattimergallery & Gifts at MOV and receive a 25% discount on ALL online orders! Browse a variety of high quality Northwest Coast art and giftware, as well as a collection of books, toys, houseware, apparel and stationery. Visit and start shopping! #ShopAtMOV #MuseumsAndChill #AtMOV #ExploreOnline #MOVOnline #Sale
"During a recent illness, my specialist impressed upon me the importance of having clean hands when taking medication. Because I’m always working with my hands, I made these pill dishes to avoid having to touch the pills. To show my gratitude for the care I received, I made 3000 of these dishes for my doctor’s patients, accompanied by the message 'Empty it. And fill your hopes.'" - Junghong Kim "Master Kim" A master potter originally from Korea now living in Vancouver, Master Kim showcased these pill pots along with other works in the 2018 @museumofvan exhibition - Influx: Art of Korean Diaspora. The pill pot is one of three thousand that Kim created for his oncologist to give to other patients. As an immigrant to Canada later in his life, Master Kim felt the pill pots were a way of honouring the care for his cancer treatment in Canada -- a way of paying back. #TBT #InfluxAtMOV #CleanHands #CultureDoesntStop
Anna Fong Dickman's nurse's uniform 1930s - H991.454.1.05 Anna Fong Dickman was the first Chinese Canadian registered nurse in British Columbia. Obtaining her credentials in 1930, her story of resilience is testament to the central themes of MOV’s newest upcoming feature exhibition, A Seat at the Table, which include stories of racism, and belonging. A Seat at the Table is scheduled to open Summer 2020 #AtMOV #ASeatattheTableBC #一席之地


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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