Vancouver's Story Begins Here.

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) connects Vancouverites to each other and connects the city to the world. An enthusiastic civic advocate, MOV is dedicated to encouraging a deeper understanding of Vancouver through stories, objects and shared experiences. MOV is an independent, non-profit organization that seeks partners to support the evolution of the Museum’s visitor experience.

Our vision is to inspire a socially connected, civically engaged city.

We acknowledge the Museum of Vancouver is located on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nations, at the site of the ancestral Village of Sen̓áḵw – neighbouring the current Sḵwx̱wú7mesh reserve of the same name.


What's on at MOV...


Pay What You Can Night

Thursday, October 31, 2019

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Why I Design 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019


Now Is The Time - Screening and Discussion

Thursday, November 14, 2019


There is Truth Here

On view until Sunday, January 5, 2020

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Wild Things
The Power of Nature in our Lives

On view until Sunday, January 12, 2020

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Haida Now
A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition

Gallery Tours Friday - Monday at 11:30 and 1:30


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History Galleries


Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver

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the city before the city

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1900s - 1920s: Gateway to the Pacific

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1930s - 1940s: Boom, Bust, and War

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1950s: The ‘50s Gallery

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1960s - 1970s: You Say You Want A Revolution