A family, two adults and a child, stand at the railing of a diorama of four stampeding bison and, in the background, three adults and a small child looking at a series of colourful banners and cases full of artifacts and specimens introducing the main galleries.

Welcome Gallery

Step into the completely renewed Welcome Gallery. See the first of the Manitoba Museum’s many world-renowned dioramas, a Métis hunter on horseback with a herd of bison. This diorama dramatically introduces an important theme of the Museum: the interrelationship of human beings and the natural environment.  

Contemplate the exhibit of the history of Treaties acknowledging the promises made at the time of Treaties, and demonstrating the Museum’s commitment to acknowledging the past in the present, and to active engagement with Indigenous communities.

Explore an engaging animated map detailing Manitoba’s landscapes, showing the dramatic changes of the last 18,000 years.  

Discover a display case of iconic artifacts and specimens representing the Museum’s eight galleries. This case offers a preview of the visitor’s journey in the Museum, through time, and from Manitoba’s north to south.  

Enjoy the Discovery Room that presents temporary exhibitions inspired by Museum collections, community collaborations, and programs.

Discovery Room

A word graphic featuring a photograph of eleven highly decorative clocks. The clock faces are all decorated in different colours and designs. Above the image, text reads, “Keeping Time / The Art and Heritage of Mennonite Clocks / October 2023 – February 2024 / An exhibition developed by Kroeger Clocks Heritage Foundation in partnership with the Mennonite Heritage Village”.

An exhibition developed by Kroeger Clocks Heritage Foundation in partnership with the Mennonite Heritage Village.

Keeping Time: The Art and Heritage of Mennonite Clocksprovides an in-depth look into the craft and art of Mennonite clocks made in Europe and transported by immigrants to the Americas over the last two centuries. Beautiful in and of themselves, each clock also has an important story to tell about its owners and their experiences of migration.

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