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Vancouver Police Museum & Archives

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Not too big, but good value for your money

We went on a mid week morning and it was almost empty. It doesn't take too long to go through... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melanie A
Richmond, Canada
Small but investing

They have done a lot with the space available with fun exhibits on traffic, riots and forensics... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2019
Suzie P
nottingham, great britain
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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
East Vancouver
+1 604-665-3346
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a mid week morning and it was almost empty. It doesn't take too long to go through, about 60 to maybe 90 minutes but it is interesting. Lots of exhibits and it is in the original coroner's building. The pathology lab has...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Melanie A
Reviewed July 14, 2019

It is not a large museum but it does provide many interesting perspectives of policing. It was fascinating seeing the original autopsy room and facilities. There is also fair amount for kids as well. Worthwhile for a short visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

They have done a lot with the space available with fun exhibits on traffic, riots and forensics etc. You don't need much more than an hour but it's worth going.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Suzie P
Reviewed July 2, 2019

One of our granddaughters wanted to go here because she likes mystery books and wanted to understand the police side of mysteries more. We were skeptical, but enjoyed our visit there. We saw a few families with small children who liked the area they could...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank md2242
Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

Area isn’t great....we first tried visiting on a Sunday, but it was closed. Made the mistake of taking a different route back to the main shopping area (i.e. not through Gastown), but this took us through streets packed with unfortunate homeless people and drug users...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019

The Vancouver Police Museum is a small museum devoted to the history of Vancouver through its Police Department and its crime history. The museum is housed in a heritage building from the 1930s that was purpose built to be one of the foremost forensic labs...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank randall063
Reviewed May 22, 2019

My daughter and I did our third Sins of the City tour at the Police Museum this weekend - this one was Soulfood and Shotguns, which was a 90-min walk through famed neighbourhoods that fostered Vancouver's African-Canadian and Italian communities. Super interesting walk on a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

If you a crime fan which I am then this is a must visit for you. It's really interesting & full of very unique items. Very reasonable entry at only $12

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Z3104NFhelend
Reviewed January 20, 2019

It's a small museum, but also a really interesting one, covering the dark side of Vancouver. Be it how to cheat at cards, stories of murder or drink driving, it was fascinating to read about the evolution of the RCMP in response to society. Sited...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FiShep
Reviewed January 17, 2019

This museum is housed in the old coroner's building, and is spread across a half dozen or so rooms on the first floor. Lots of stories of gallant acts by police of yore, and also some grisly tales of murders & deaths, including a family...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 VanPoliceMuseum | Property representative |
Hi all, Admin for the museum here. These are the admission prices as of today: Admission Prices $12 Adult $10 Senior / Student (ID required) $8 Youth (6-18) $30 Family (2 adults & 2 youth) Children 5 and under... More
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