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 Skwxwú7mesh Nations, at the site of the ancestral Village of Sen̓áḵw – neighbouring the current Skwxwu7mesh reserve of the same name.


What's on @MOV...

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A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition

On View Now!

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Wild Things
The Power of Nature in our Lives

On View Now!


History Galleries...


the city before the city


Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver



1900s - 1920s History Gallery:
 Gateway to the Pacific


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

1950s History Gallery:
Vancouver in The Fifties


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