3 Reopened Winnipeg Museums to Revisit
After months of lockdown, Winnipeg's museums have reopened to the public! The following three attractions are showcasing new or updated exhibits and are ready to welcome back visitors.
Canadian Museum For Human Rights
The CMHR is the first museum dedicated solely to the history, evolution, celebration, and future of human rights. This national museum aims to educate and inspire Canadians to take action against hate and oppression, working towards a better world. Follow its gorgeous design through rotating exhibitions up to a beautiful glass-paned tower for an unequaled view of the city. Current exhibitions include Strength in Numbers: The Polish Solidarity Movement and Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War. Two brand new exhibitions, Witness Blanket: Preserving a Legacy and Artivism, will open April 2021.
Hours: Tues-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Admission: $18/adult, $8/youth, $14/students and seniors, $47/family, members and children under 6 free. Individual tickets are now 25% off when you book online.
Location: 85 Israel Asper Way, 204‑289‑2000 or 1‑877‑877‑6037
COVID-19 marked the second pandemic that the Dalnavert heritage house has lived through! Book a guided tour to see how the city’s uppercrust lived at this turn-of-the-last-century home. The restored home of Sir Hugh John Macdonald, former Premier of Manitoba, is one of Winnipeg’s finest examples of Queen Anne Revival architecture. The lavish interior is decorated with period antiques dating back to the Victorian era. Enjoy the audio play A Day in the Life to hear about the goings on of the Macdonald family in the summer of 1896 and take part in two free virtual family-friendly workshops over spring break! You can register here.
Hours: Fri-Sun 12 pm-4 pm.
Admission: Adults $8, seniors/students $7, children $6, groups of 10 or more $6 each.
Location: 61 Carlton St, 204-943‑2835, friendsofdalnavert.ca
The Manitoba Museum
Start amid a stampeding buffalo hunt and travel through Manitoba’s history at this celebrated museum. Gaze up at towering dinosaurs, watch a silent movie in 1920s Winnipeg and explore the ancient Ordovician Sea that once covered Churchill. Explore the Arctic/Sub-Arctic gallery and learn about Manitoba’s northland. During lockdown, the Manitoba Museum renewed the Welcome Gallery which now showcases a new exhibit of treaty medals, pipes and beaded pipe bags. The newly renovated Discovery Room features the inaugural exhibition of The Museum Collections Illuminated: Celebrating 50 Years.
Hours: Thurs-Sun 11 am-5 pm
Admission: Adult $12, senior $10, student/youth $9, child $7, under 3 free.
Location: Centennial Centre, 190 Rupert Ave, 204-956‑2830 or 204‑943‑3139