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Vancouver Police Museum & Archives

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Small but interesting

This is not in the touristy area, we were taken here by locals. It was interesting, especially... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
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Small but interesting museum

Worth a wee trip even though it's not a massive museum. The room with the confiscated items was... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
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Housed in Vancouver's former city morgue, this museum displays thie history of crime and law enforcement in Vancouver. Displays include historical crimes, tools for scientific (forensic) investigation and more.
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240 Cordova St E | Gastown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1L3, Canada
+1 604-665-3346
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All reviews confiscated weapons autopsy room police force true crime counterfeit money body parts law enforcement cold case lot smaller than i expected downtown eastside hastings street interesting displays rainy day self guided tour two hours homeless people couple of hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Police Museum is just a 10 minute walk from the steam clock. It's housed in the former Coroner's Court; the sort of building very few people ever enter. So that's a novelty in itself. Downstairs there are many exhibits pertaining to how the Vancouver...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

This place is impressive and they picked the perfect place to put it: the former coroners office. They have all sorts of cool stuff in here. The wall of weapons was exquisite.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Princerman
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

This is not in the touristy area, we were taken here by locals. It was interesting, especially being in the old morgue, but a lot smaller than I expected. I thought it was expensive for what was inside.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dan-camper
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Worth a wee trip even though it's not a massive museum. The room with the confiscated items was interesting as was the display about policing in the city. Think part of the museum was closed while we were there so not sure what was in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

I'll echo what is mentioned in most reviews - this is definitely not in a touristy part of the city. The surrounding area did not give me good vibes. That said, I did like the museum. The history of Vancouver Police is documented quite well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Nostalgiyeah
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

You are in the area of Hastings Street which is awful. The autopsy room was really interesting and the confiscated items are terrifing... I am sure there are plenty on the street! Not worth $24 so wait for a Group On deal.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shonas804
Reviewed July 21, 2018

We liked this little museum, we were there on a Saturday when we just had to do a donation rather than pay a full entry fee. The morgue may be a bit confronting for some. Main problem with this place is that it's in an...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ilovetheopenroad
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We spent about an hour at the Museum and thoroughly enjoyed it - the exhibits are informative and well displayed. Guests from the area will find the current exhibit on cold cases especially chilling. Not sure about the supposed bullet hole in the morgue window...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PInkFlops
Reviewed July 15, 2018

I'm a local having lived here for the past 3 years and had never gone before until my Mom came to town and decided to take her. We are interested in true crime, criminology, and forensics so this place didn't disappoint. In fact, I learned...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Allen Q
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

The first part of the visit could need a little refreshment, some signs were broken and some stuff could be updated. Plus, this first part was not thrilling. Though, the coroner exhibit was really interesting. The museum is fairly priced. This museum is not a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and
stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of
being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many
plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell
the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's
history a more lively presence here than anywhere
else. Having been originally founded around a popular
worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of
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June 26, 2018|
Response from Renegade225 | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my recollection the cost of admission is as follows: adults $12.00 seniors & students $10.00 youth (child) $ 8.00 The prices if not correct are very close to being correct. The Vancouver Police Museum is a... More
June 26, 2018|
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Response from Keith K | Reviewed this property |
The cost of admission is $12 Adult, $10 Senior / Student, $8 children, $30 Family (2 adults & 2 children), children under 5 free. Hope this helps?
February 9, 2018|
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Response from IntrepidTraveller777 | Reviewed this property |
There is a morgue and slices of bodies on display. It’s more for adults in that there are a lot of articles to read of old cases. We had a talk from a guide there about women on the force. It’s not something younger ones... More