Visit the first national museum of Canada to understand the social subject called human rights. Understanding this subject will give you an insight on the importance of human rights. Numerous interactive exhibits on digital technology, films, videos and arts are designed and organized for visitors to educate and inspire them.
- The museum is closed on Mondays in other seasons, except spring and summer
- The museum is open on following Mondays and holidays – New Year’s Day (1st Jan), Louis Riel Day (Manitoba's Family Day) in February, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day in May, Canada Day (1st July), Civic Holiday in August, Labour Day in September, Thanksgiving Monday in October, Boxing Day (26th December)
- The Boutique will remain open 30 minutes after the museum’s closing time.
- All museum entrances are accessible to people using wheeled devices and people who wish to avoid stairs. An Accessible Drop-off Entrance allows passengers to be dropped off in close proximity to entry doors.
- Service animals such as guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome.
- Admission to the Museum will be free on May 6, June 3 and October 14, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
- The museum offers admission at no charge to Aboriginal peoples, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Please bring identification. Does not apply to special programs, tours or annual memberships.
- Children younger than 7 years of age gets free admission
- Members also get free admission.
- Group reservations are required for groups of 20 or more people
- Youth (7 -17 years): USD 8
- Post – Secondary student (with ID): USD 12
- Senior (65 + with ID): USD 12
- Family (up to 2 adults and four children/ youth): USD 42
- By Car
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91.81% of people who visit Winnipeg include Canadian Museum For Human Rights in their plan
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This was one a very different type of museum compared to other typical museums you visit. They look at history with focus on the events that resulted in advances in human rights in the world. The leaders who made sacrifices to push this forward are recognized. It's a place you go to get a glimpse of the past and get motivated to learn and read more about some of the events and people. I would recommend taking a tour for a better experience. The tower of hope is a unique structure. Don't look down for too long when you're up there!
Had the opportunity to visit the museum on a day off while in town. The building itself is stunning inside and out. The architects really outdid themselves when creating this building. The staff we're very friendly and helpful and were positioned everywhere within the museum to help you when needed. The exhibits where well organized and allowed plenty of room so that multiple people can view them together. Would reccomend the museum to anybody looking to spend a half day learning about human rights across history.
Amazing museum!!! Went to it expecting only to spend a couple hours there and nearly 4.5 hours later my girlfriend and I were walking out with a new sobering appreciation of history and the atrocities of mankind, the efforts of those trying to restore and retain humanity, and lots of memories of beautiful architecture and mind-blowing exhibits. Definitely a must-see for anyone visiting or living in Winnipeg. Also glad we got to see the temporary Nelson Mandela exhibit, which leaves in Jan 2019. Incredible!!!
The building is amazing! The alabaster ramps through the middle of the building are gorgeous. The museum is definitely comprehensive; however I wouldn't recommend staying for more than a couple of hours because the information you internalize from the displays is powerful and from my experience, overwhelming. It's real and it's important for people to be aware of the many atrocities in the world, but you can only take in so much in one visit. It is the kind of place you need to return to on an incremental basis. Once you feel you've had enough, lighten up a bit by taking the elevator to the top floor and enjoying the incredible view of the city.
This is a world class museum! I went for a nearly 6 hour tour(including the Mandela exhibit) and I still had to skim through many areas in order to experience the whole building. Bring comfortable footwear. Also, prepare to be informed of past atrocities committed against humans by humans, so that we may not repeat those same crimes. It may be an emotional experience.