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“Nice Museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Manitoba Museum

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
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
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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.
Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We were on a group tour with 35 people. They divided us into two groups. Our guide took us through and explained items very well. The mounted animals were very well presented.

Visited August 2013
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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Manitoba Museum was outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We had read in the visitor guide materials that this museum has won awards -- and having visited the museum we felt the accolades were deserved. We have visited a number of science and history museums in various parts of the US and Canada and without a doubt this museum is the best we've every visited.

We opted just to go through the history exhibits which took a couple hours. The exhibits are arranged in a unique way so that people are actually guided through them in a sequence. The artifacts on display are really excellent and the narratives are interesting. This is one that you will definitely want to put on your list of places to visit

Visited August 2013
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“World Class Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The Manitoba Museum is a world class attraction. The signiture exhibit features a full size replica of the Nonsuch, the ship that led to the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company back in 1670. The ship was built using authentic 17th century tools to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the HBC, and you can actually go on it for a very authentic experience.

The Museum features a wide variety of exhibits, many of them interactive. A personal favourite is the recreation of downtown Winnipeg in the early years of the 20th century. You can enjoy old time movies, visit a dentist, a mission or a factory, and experience how the railway really did divide the city between the "old money" on the south side and the new immigrants on the north side.

This museum really is world class - a "must see".

Visited July 2013
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upstate new york
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“One of the best museums in North America”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This museum has modest ambitions, with a focus on Manitoba and its history. But it is simply outstanding in its coverage and execution. The exhibits are diverse and fascinating, and the Nonesuch Gallery is amazing. A must see for visitors to the city.

Visited December 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A great outing for the entire family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I've been going to the Manitoba Museum since the 1970's and always look forward to going back, especially to show visitors the rich history and cultural life of Manitoba. The panorama of the buffalo hunt as you enter the main gallery is amazing, the Nonsuch replica of an actual ship, surrounded by its' exhibit of a dockside town of the period is wonderful, and the authentic replica of a small town, complete with vaudeville theatre is a hit with adults and children alike. The galleries of wildlife, native habitats and the North are all inspiring and the new prehistoric exhibit is fascinating with its recreation of the underwater creatures.
There are about 2.6 million artifacts in the collection, with additional exhibits presented in the galleries throughout the year.

Visited November 2012
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