Museum of Vancouver

Museum of Vancouver Lobby

Museum of Vancouver Lobby

The Museum of Vancouver was initially recognized as the Centennial Museum. It is one of the best museums in Vanier Park, the city of Vancouver. The Museum of Vancouver is regarded as Canada’s largest museums; it is also the oldest museum in the city of Vancouver. Since its inception, it has gone through several changes before it was finally given the name; Vancouver Museum. This renaming of the museum took place in the year 2009. Its exhibitions are focused on telling the story of Vancouver. It represents the historic events of Vancouver, what Vancouver is at the moment, and what the future holds for this fascinating destination. The H.R. Macmillan Space Centre shares the same hallway with the Museum of Vancouver. However, the Museum of Vancouver is bigger and much larger than the H.R. Macmillan Space Centre. It is definitely worth a visit after enjoying cannabis products after a trip to you  local dispensary WEEDS in Kits.

History

This incredible museum of Vancouver was established on the 17th day of April 1894, credits to the Vancouver Association of Arts, History, and Science. Their main aim of establishing the museum was to create a certain kind of awareness to cultivate an absolute beauty and touch of sophistication in life. Preceding the awesome opening ceremony, the Vancouver Association of Arts, History, and Science introduced the museums’ first exhibition. This inauguration, however, took place in rented spaces. The exhibition would then pave way for donations; these donations were received majorly to finance the exhibition of other inventory of arts of the newly inaugurated museum.

Museum of Vancouver - rear

Museum of Vancouver – rear

In the year 1905, the Museum of Vancouver opened on the uppermost floor space of the Carnegie Library. As things developed and became bigger, it became necessary to find a permanent space for future exhibitions. The Vancouver City Council held a meeting on the 26th day of August 1903; the agenda was to provide sufficient resources and a perfect location where the museum’s exhibitions can be displayed conveniently. It was then they all decided that the museum of Vancouver would remain on the uppermost floor space of the Carnegie Library.

Entrance Fees

If you are an adult, you are required to pay $20.50, College and University Students with a valid means of Identity are required to pay $17.25. Senior citizens pay the same $17.25, for youths between 12 and 18 years, and children between the ages of 5 and 11 years are required to pay $13.75 and $9.75 respectively. If you are going with your family that includes up to 3 teenagers, one or more seniors, and up to 2 adults, you will pay $43. For kids between 0-4 years, entrance is completely free. The museum is usually opened from Monday to Sunday at 10:a.m. While it is not the cheapest thing to do after a visit to WEEDS your favourite pot shop in Kitsilano, it’s among the more enlightening and entertaining things to do in Kits.

Collection

Museum of Vancouver - exhibit

Museum of Vancouver – exhibit

The collection of arts and other items at the Museum of Vancouver is extensive that it will take you quite some days to go through everything. The items here represent the individual interest of people who have contributed to the success of the museum; the collection is highly prized at the state level.

The First Nation and Oriental Artifacts are some of the items you will find in the Museum of Vancouver; they were gathered by a woman known as Mary Lipsett.

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