Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21
- Address: 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7, Canada
- Phone: +1-9024257770
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Museum, Outdoors, Observatory, Educational Site, Family And Kids
Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21 - Review
Often compared to Ellis Island in the United States, the Canadian Museum of Immigration showcases the important role of immigration to the country in the mid-20th century. The massive collection that tells the tale of over 1.5 million immigrants that passed through its doors includes stories, oral interviews, books, films, images and immigration documents. There are several permanent and rotating exhibits that expand upon the history of the people who crossed the sea make Canada their home. The collection of stories is an ongoing process and future exhibits are developed based on them. There is also a Cafe and Museum Gift Shop onsite.
* The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is closed between October 25, 2014 to May 2015 for significant renovations and expansion.
Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21 Information
- All floors of the museum are wheelchair accessible. The elevator floor numbers are shown in Braille.
- A wheelchair is available upon request, free of charge. It is available on-site on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Diaper-changing facilities are located on the museum level.
- Guide dogs are welcome.
How To reach Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21 by Public Transport
- Hollis St After Barrington St Bus No. 35
Restaurants Near Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21
- Tomavino's Ristorante
- Elements on Hollis
- The Java Factory
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Very interesting. The staff were very friendly and informative. Would have like to spend more time then was possible with my young son. If I get the chance, I will go back. Very touching and sad at the same time. This is where a number of my family members came to Canada as others and even though I have never been here before it is an emotional and special place for me. Thank you.
What an asset this is for the whole of Canada. You have put so much imagination into the exhibits that we feel a part of history as we interact with everything. We were in Canada to meet family but hadn't thought about looking up the family members who emigrated. We were helped so much that we could track a great uncle back to his ships manifest and identify a relative who travelled with him.
Though it might seem innocuous on the outside, the immigration museum is fascinating. I went during a special exhibit on refugees, and it was very moving and packed with dozens of little realizations of what it actually means to be a refugee and how much hard work it takes to be one of the few that is admitted. The permanent exhibit on the history of immigration in Canada was also very interesting, with a really cool interactive timeline, and a sample citizenship test that you can compete against your friends with.
Good historical overview of immigration to Canada. Covers changes in origin of immigrants over time and evolution of Canadian immigration policy and attitudes of Canadians towards immigrants. Much more positive portrayal than current US administration attitude on immigration.
This is a must see if you're in Halifax. The exhibits are extremely well curated and interesting. There are sections that are quite moving. I liked that the exhibits did include sections regarding the impact of racism. If you can make it to the museum before November 11, 2018, the special exhibit Refuge should be visited. Some of the content is quite difficult to take in, but it's important and timely. Last point, if you have family that immigrated to Canada, visit the research room to learn more about the journey (you will need consent forms filled in if the immigration was after 1935).
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