A rendering of the new Manitoba Museum Rupert Street entrance during the day, with a copper-coloured awning sheltering the entrance stairs and an updated ramp with a guard rail next to full glass walls and entrance door into the foyer.

Changes are coming to the Manitoba Museum!

Manitoba Museum announces comprehensive renovations to enhance visitor experience, improve accessibility and safety

Manitoba Museum announces comprehensive renovations to enhance visitor experience, improve accessibility and safety

The Rupert Avenue entrance will be completely revamped with improved accessibility, lighting, and safety in mind.
Header image: ©Stantec/Manitoba Museum  


Winnipeg MB (June 20, 2024): The Manitoba Museum announced an exciting journey of transformation with a groundbreaking ceremony held today at their Rupert Avenue entrance. With a focus on improved accessibility, enhanced visitor experience, and updated safety measures, the ambitious renovations will result in significant upgrades to the Museum’s Rupert Avenue entrance, followed by a comprehensive reimagining of the Museum’s visitor foyer.

The updated exterior will see a newly designed and fully accessible entrance, sheltered by a canopy that will provide prominent signage and improved lighting; dark corners and poorly lit areas will be eliminated, enhancing safety and aesthetics. The Museum’s visitor foyer will become a larger, brighter space, creating a welcoming atmosphere for visitors and contributing to an enhanced Museum experience.

To complete this work, the Museum’s Rupert Avenue entrance will be closed to the public starting July 22, with a reopening date tentatively set for November; visitors will be directed to enter the Museum via its Main Street entrance. During this time, a temporary accessible ramp will be in place.

“While we recognize that these renovations may create a short-term inconvenience for some of our staff and visitors, we are beyond excited about how much more accessible and inviting our museum will be. Our commitment to the community is that the Manitoba Museum can be a space that everyone can enjoy and feel like they belong.” – Dorota Blumczyńska, CEO, Manitoba Museum.

The construction, executed by architecture and engineering firm Stantec, will be completed in multiple phases with a goal completion date in summer 2025. The Museum will keep the public updated on entrance closures and other disruptions on their website at manitobamuseum.ca/construction.

The project is funded jointly by the Manitoba Museum and a grant provided by the Manitoba government.



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