Museum of Vancouver and Vancouver Maritime Museum Reopening Week

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The Museum of Vancouver and Vancouver Maritime Museum are reopening on June 11th with new protocols and procedures in place that allow the public to safely enjoy the galleries and exhibitions on view.

Vancouver Maritime Museum Reopening

  • Location: 1905 Ogden Ave, Vanier Park, Kitsilano, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Purchase online in advance here. Tickets will be sold in 15 minute intervals to avoid congestion. The volume of people in the museum will be limited to 50 people at any given time. This includes staff and visitors.
  • Hours: Thursday to Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Read full COVID-19 Safety Measures
Vancouver Maritime Museum

Some of the current VMM exhibitions include:

Lessons from the Arctic: How Roald Amundsen Won the Race to the South Pole (a free outdoor exhibition). VMM partnered with the Norwegian Embassy to bring back a popular exhibition. As a gift to the community, the VMM has displayed the exhibition in the windows of the St. Roch shelter so the public can safely enjoy it while remaining outdoors.

Climb Aboard the St. Roch: Explore one of the world’s great Arctic explorers and a National Historic Site of Canada. The St. Roch was the first vessel to traverse the Northwest Passage from west to east (1940-1942), the first to complete the passage in one season (1944) and the first to circumnavigate North America.

And just for the reopening, VMM will feature the exhibition By The Shore: Maritime BC in Paintings, featuring works by Emily Carr, E.J. Hughes and more. There will also be a Virtual Birthday Celebration for the VMM on June 11th.

Museum of Vancouver Reopening

  • Location: 1100 Chestnut Street, Vanier Park, Kitsilano, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Purchase online in advance here
  • Hours: Thursday to Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Read full COVID-19 Safety Measures
Museum of Vancouver

Some of the current MOV exhibitions include:

Acts of Resistance: On view until July 2020, 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.

Haida Now: On view until December 2020, MOV in partnership with Haida Gwaii Museum, presents a visual feast of innovation and tradition with, Haida Now. Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art, boasting more than 450 works.

c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city: Known to archaeologists variously as the Eburne Midden, Great Fraser Midden, and Marpole Midden, recently made headlines when ancient burials were uncovered through urban development and the Musqueam strove to protect them. This collaborative project aims to generate public discussions about heritage and Indigenous history, and to raise awareness of the significance of c̓əsnaʔəm for the Musqueam people and for the City of Vancouver.

Related: Virtual Museum Tours in Vancouver

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