Canadian Museum For Human RightsCurrently Closed
- Address: 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0L5, Canada
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8778776037
- Ticket Price: 15 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
Canadian Museum For Human Rights - Review
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.
Canadian Museum For Human Rights Information
- 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
Canadian Museum For Human Rights Ticket Prices
- 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
How To reach Canadian Museum For Human Rights by Public Transport
- By Car
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Canadian Museum For Human Rights, Winnipeg Reviews
An Incredible "thought provoking" Museum. This Museum, one of only two National museums located outside the National Capital Region, focuses on many aspects of Human Rights issues-- not only in the "Canadian setting" but also "internationally". It also looks at the many issues from an Historical as well as the Current perspective! The building, and its ("Red Riverside location"), are both remarkable and breath-taking! In addition to the permanent exhibits, [many of which have an "interactive component"], there are also "special exhibits". Currently [summer of 2018] the Nelson Mandela/South African exhibit is featured. It is indeed very worthwhile to visit while in Winnipeg. I hope that this Review has been helpful.
Rightfully so, this place is HUGE with quite a story to tell. The guides there are very courteous and willing to answer any questions that you have -- you can tell that they genuinely want you to enjoy your visit. -If you are concerned about bringing small children: they do try to present information in a way that is captivating for young crowds. Many pieces are hung up to be eye-catching for all ages, but they also make good use of lights and sound to present other information as well. TL;DR: Honestly I thought it would be boring because it was a museum, but I had a great time and kind of wanted to stay longer to observe more.
Pros: - The architecture is beautiful and spacious and the layout (essentially walking up in a spiral through the relatively chronological exhibitions) helps encourage reflection on what you’re seeing as it develops. - Many topics/histories addressed which provide excellent introduction to human rights violations, event, and legislation. - Almost everywhere is wheelchair accessible. Cons: - The Indigenous sections, while beautifully designed don’t have signs/descriptions in the relevant Indigenous language, only in French and English. This is not inclusive (especially inappropriate in Winnipeg) and is problematic because it puts the museum in a didactic position over the cultures/people/history it is presenting. Even some grocery stores in Winnipeg have “Welcome” signs in multiple Indigenous languages, it should be hard for a museum with resources to do. - Unless I missed it, there’s no mention of Palestine. This is unacceptable in a museum about Human Rights. - It’s quite highly priced at $21, which could be a barrier to low income folks and counter-productive to teaching about the issues in the exhibition.
While the museum is fascinating and an architectural achievement, I found myself slightly underwhelmed by the content of the exhibits. The tour guide I had was friendly and gave us plenty of information on the architecture. Not the best for people with extensive knowledge of history and human rights as i there was very little new information for myself. The architecture on the other hand is full of interesting symbolism. I am giving an extra star for the temprary Mandela exhibit which I found to be extremely interesting and perhaps set my expectations a bit too high for the rest of the museum. Side note: Price was reasonable with discounts for children, students and elderly.
An absolute must see for everyone, not just those in Winnipeg. Make this a destination! We spent 3 hours here and it wasn’t enough. Nelson Mandela exhibit was amazing. Had a staff member tell us he remembered exactly where he was when Nelson Mandela was freed and we got chills!! Breathtaking architecture. Staff was so kind from purchasing tickets to exiting the building.