Museum Galleries

Notice: Nonsuch Gallery Closes for Renewal
The eight remaining galleries will stay open during this time.

The Manitoba Museum will temporarily close the Nonsuch Gallery for renewal starting January 8, with plans to re-open the Gallery by summer 2018.


Set sail on a thrilling voyage of excitement and discovery at The Manitoba Museum. Only here can you travel through time to the roaring 20′s, explore a 17th century ship, and view treasures from around the world.

There is always something new to experience. An ever-changing variety of touring and specialty exhibits are a fantastic compliment to our nine permanent galleries. Watch a polar bear savour his kill under the Northern Lights in our Arctic/Sub-Arctic Gallery, or enjoy the beauty of a pristine Boreal Forest as it appeared hundreds of years ago.

One of the newest additions to our galleries is Ancient Seas – a completely immersive, animated underwater environment that takes you back 450 million years ago to a tropical sea that once existed where Churchill is today. Our Discovery Room is updated every six months with treasures from our vaults. Be sure to visit our newly refurbished Earth History Gallery, and discover why one of our curators is in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The Manitoba Museum is the recipient of the Michelin Green Guide’s top award – a designation of Worth the Trip; the Province of Manitoba’s Tourism Service Excellence Award; the Attractions Canada Prix Award (provincial) for indoor attractions, and the Canadian Tourism Commission’s Win With Winter in Canada award.



Human History curators and staff are committed to increasing awareness and appreciation of Manitoba’s heritage through the acquisition and preservation of artifacts. This collection of 2,300,000 artifacts is used for research, gallery and exhibit development, public programming and as educational teaching aids.


Natural History collections are developed and maintained as a “specimen library” of plants, animals, fossils, rocks and minerals for the province. Specimens are used for reference and research, in public and school programs, and in exhibitions.

More than 200,000 specimens are stored in secure, climate-controlled conditions. As the provincial repository, a large portion of the Museum’s collections is Manitoba material, but there are also many significant specimens from other parts of the world.