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The Manitoba Museum

190 Rupert Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0N2, Canada (Downtown Winnipeg)
204 956 2830
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Ranked #1 of 74 Attractions in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: This museum provides ­a unique journey through the province of Manitoba, the world and the universe. Explore diverse ecological environments and blast off on an interactive tour of the current night sky.
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Jacksonville, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent museum for visitors to Manitoba. It walks you through history, geology and natural history of the area in a manner that is easy to understand and easy to enjoy. There are also a children's hands on area and a planetarium. One caution-- there's much more here than you expect, we had three hours and only covered... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

So much to see and do-having a planetarium is a real bonus. Exhibits are well displayed and annotated. Displays of Hudson Bay Company are a treasure. One can easily spend a day here, but the gift store has sadly gone down in product quality and offerings: Canada has many gifted crafts people and the Manitoba Museum should be featuring them,... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Although this is still a cool attraction it is definitely aging. Hopefully new tourism dollars from the CMHR spurs a restoration to this museums better years.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The other day was cold and rainy, so I took my four year old grandson to see the Manitoba Museum. It had been at least ten years since I was there last, so I was curious to see what had changed. Aside from the museum, there were several special exhibits going on. However, being his first visit, I did not... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Exhibits are interesting for a while, then get excessive. Planetarium show was excellent. A nice place to spend a little time then move on.

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great displays and much to see. The Hudson Bay portion of the display was an added treat. The Pirate Treasure exhibit is worth the extra price - enjoy!

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burlington ON
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Loved this comprehensive review of the geology, terrain, & history of Manitoba. Learned about the sink holes that hold snake pits; the sand dunes; the tundra. Loved the 1920's Winnipeg town and the dioramas of flora & fauna. Four hours was too short. Not enough time to see The Nonsuch. Loved the parts about Churchill ( heading there soon) and... More

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Edmonton, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have always loved this museum. All the different sections have themes that everyone will love, plus every month they have a special exhibit that last only the month. My favourite exhibit is the Nonsuch, their pirate ship where you can go aboard and go into buildings on the dock and you can even go onto the ground where the... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Manitoba Museum is excellent and was much bigger than we though as it just went on and on. Around every turn was more to see and learn about. Loved the Nonsuch ship. A must see!

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Coquitlam, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
74 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

From the time of dinosaurs when Manitoba was part of an inland sea kind of dividing the North American continent to current day (well, current day is like a century ago according to the museum, I guess), this place covers it all, and among the displays is a ship from 1603 which preceded the famous Mayflower in 1620 that carried... More

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