Museum Galleries


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

The Manitoba Museum temporarily closed the Nonsuch Gallery for renewal on January 8, with plans to re-open the gallery in June 2018.

There is Always More to Discover!

The Nonsuch is just one of nine immersive, world-class galleries at the Manitoba Museum. All of the other galleries will remain open during renewal:

  • Hear the thunder of stampeding bison in the Orientation Gallery.
  • Discover the rare and magnificent fossil of a Pliosaur (marine reptile) that lived in Lake Agassiz, a that once covered Manitoba 95 million years ago - in the Earth History Gallery.
  • Watch in wonder as the northern lights illuminate a polar bear in the Arctic / Sub-Arctic Gallery.
  • Listen to the waterfall as you wander through a Cree settlement in the Boreal Forest Gallery.
  • Feel the softness of the furs at the trading post, and imagine paddling aboard a York boat in the Hudson’s Bay Company Gallery.
  • See all of the medals commemorating the signing of Treaties in what is now Manitoba, on display together for the first time, in the Parklands / Mixed Woods Gallery.
  • Picture yourself living in a teepee or a pioneer log house in the Grasslands Gallery.
  • Sit back and laugh with Charlie Chaplin at the Proscenium movie theatre inspired by 1920s Winnipeg in the Urban Gallery.


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Weekend Family Programs in the Discovery Room

Join us in the Discovery Room every weekend afternoon between 1 pm and 4 pm for exciting hands-on activities! Drop in to engage with real artifacts, create cool crafts, and colour up a storm.

Themes change monthly so come back again and again.

Collect at least 2 stamps on your Discovery Card to win a week at a Manitoba Museum Summer Day Camp!

March – Playing Around: Toys & Games

April – Where Two Rivers Meet: Life in the Red River Settlement

May – Symbols & Songs: Animal & Human Communication

Human History Collection

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

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.