Hours of Operation

May 19 – September 3
Including Mondays & Holidays

Open Daily 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-9pm

Friday Evenings:
5pm-9pm•Museum Galleries & Hockey
7pm-Midnight•Laser Shows
Saturday Evenings: 7pm-Midnight•Laser Shows

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*Hours of operation vary for holidays. 

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  (Winnipeg, MB: June 22, 2018)  At its Annual General Meeting on June 22, the Manitoba Museum announced that 2017-2018 marks its 26th consecutive balanced budget. It was an outstanding year. The Museum maintained its financial health, presented a ground-shifting exhibition for Canada 150, and began the renewal of the Nonsuch Gallery as the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project got underway. Spirit Lines, the Museum’s third northern outreach project, won the prestigious Governor General’s History Award and delivered new innovative education and public programs. A balanced budget was achieved in great part to increased admission revenues, steady donations and sponsorship, and growth in Museum memberships. “We remain fiscally ...
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One of the eight Treaty medals in the Museum's collection, the Treaty No. 1 Medal (HBC-57-53) commemorates the Treaty negotiated at Lower Fort Garry in 1871. The medal denotes the binding nature of Canada’s promises to First Nations people. (Winnipeg, MB: June 21, 2018) The Manitoba Museum is proud to be one of over 100 organizations, businesses, groups, and individuals to join the City of Winnipeg in their commitment to reconciliation by formally becoming partners of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord at a signing ceremony at City Hall yesterday. “The Manitoba Museum has a long history of working collaboratively with Indigenous communities, and we are very excited to join the Indigenous Accord,” says ...
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Two evenings of music celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Planetarium and the reopening of the Nonsuch Gallery  (Winnipeg, MB: June 21, 2018) The Manitoba Museum and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) are excited to present back-to-back evenings of music, July 3 and 4, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Planetarium and the reopening of the Nonsuch Gallery. Immerse yourself in the special atmosphere of the Manitoba Museum’s Planetarium as we celebrate its 50th Anniversary. Musicians from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will expand your horizons with a concert of shimmering celestial compositions inspired by space, time and vision. Enveloping images of the stars, the sky, and the universe will elevate the sounds of the ...
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(Winnipeg, MB: June 8, 2018) The Manitoba Museum officially re-opened the Nonsuch Gallery today, marking the completion of the first of four galleries to be renewed as part of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project. The Nonsuch is one of the Museum’s most iconic artifacts – both as a touchstone experience for Museum visitors and as a symbol of the creation of the iconic Hudson’s Bay Company. Before renewal, the Nonsuch Gallery replicated Deptford, England in 1668. The Nonsuch was about to set sail on the journey that would eventually launch Hudson’s Bay Company and establish global commerce in Western Canada. The renewed gallery sees this narrative ...
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Province’s Largest Annual Free Birthday Party Welcomes 8,600 Visits at Manitoba Museum Winnipeg, MB (May 14): The biggest birthday party of the year welcomed 8,600 visitors to the Manitoba Museum on Saturday, May 12, 2018 as the province marked its 148th anniversary. Visitors got to double up on the fun with an additional reason to celebrate as the Planetarium celebrated its 50th anniversary of opening on May 15, 1968. Line-ups coursed through the lower level as hundreds of families took in Planetarium Laser Shows designed for families, and waited for an opportunity to take their turn in the Science Gallery. Steady streams of Museum-goers filed through the Museum Galleries with many ...
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  Winnipeg, MB (May 11, 2018): The Manitoba Museum is celebrating the Planetarium’s 50th anniversary this year. On May 15, 1968, thanks to the generosity of the Saiyde and Samuel Bronfman Foundation, the doors to the Planetarium star theatre were officially opened by Lieutenant Governor Richard Bowles – before the the Manitoba Museum, just after the March opening of the Concert Hall, and before the first moon landing. The Planetarium was a part of the Manitoba Centennial Centre complex built in celebration of both Canada’s centennial in 1967, and Manitoba’s in 1970. Over the past five decades, the Planetarium has seen some significant changes, both in terms of the state-of-the-art ...
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Winnipeg, MB (May 3, 2018)   The Manitoba Museum is pleased to announce The Asper Foundation’s support of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project with a donation of $400,000. The Museum is also happy to share the news that Gail Asper and Michael Paterson have made a personal $100,000 gift to the Project. The Renewal Project will see the renewal of 42% of the Museum’s galleries including Grasslands, Nonsuch, Orientation, and Urban, as well as the creation of a new Winnipeg Gallery. This funding commitment comes in tandem with an announcement today by Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox that the provincial government will invest ...
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Winnipeg, MB (February 7, 2018): Canada’s triumphs, failures, and sacrifices are on display at the Manitoba Museum in a new travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History and Canada’s History Society. Showcasing unforgettable images and thought-provoking texts, Snapshots of Canada opens on February 7, 2018, in the Museum’s Alloway Hall. From the trial of Métis leader Louis Riel to Paul Henderson’s winning goal in the 1972 Summit Series, from the deportation of Japanese-Canadians after the Second World War to the standoff at Oka, the exhibition pairs 50 powerful photographs with texts by well-known Canadian historians, authors, and journalists. “The exhibition Snapshots of Canada is a journey through the ...
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Winnipeg, MB (January 23, 2018): It’s all about sea-faring adventures at the Manitoba Museum these days. he Nonsuch Gallery is being renewed. A team of ship rigging experts will be attending to the ropes of the Nonsuch. A curator will talk about her “expedition tourism” adventure. A scale model of the Franklin Expedition’slong-lostt HMS Erebus wreck will be on display. It’s Not a Pirate Ship! Stories of Modern Day Rigging Saturday, February 10 • 2 to 3 pm Over the next few months, one of the Manitoba Museum’s most beloved artifacts – the Nonsuch – is undergoing a complete re-rigging to update her ropes, clean her sails, and bring her ...
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LIMITED TIME! Winnipeg, MB (January 18, 2018): The Manitoba Museum has received a scale model representing the wreck of HMS Erebus and its surrounding debris field, just as it was first seen by Parks Canada underwater archaeologists on September 2, 2014. The 1:40 scale model can be viewed in the Arctic/Sub-Arctic Gallery between January 26 and March 21, 2018. The model helps to tell the story of the Franklin Expedition, when Sir John Franklin set sail from England in 1845 with two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, in search of a Northwest Passage across what is now Canada's Arctic. The ships and crews vanished and dozens of search ...
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