Our Mission


To shape Manitoba’s future by expanding knowledge, sharing stories, and encouraging discovery. 



To preserve the heritage of Manitoba for present and future generations; 

To seek, acquire, and share knowledge of Manitoba’s history, culture, and natural world with Manitobans and others; and 

To inspire personal discovery, appreciation, and understanding of Manitoba, the world, and our universe. 



Curiosity – We promote innovation by seeking out new ideas and welcoming knowledge exchange. 

Integrity – We act with honesty and integrity. We strive to know and uphold the highest ethical standards. 

Responsibility – We are responsible stewards of the public trust and institutional assets as stated in the Museum’s mandate. We are committed to being socially and environmentally responsible. 

Respectfulness – We value the contributions of all Museum stakeholders and treat them with respect and sensitivity. 

Inclusivity – We encourage diversity and dialogue, and are committed to creating an environment for staff and the public that is welcoming and one that promotes inclusivity and equity. 

Indigenous Connections

The Manitoba Museum acknowledges we are on Treaty No. 1 land, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. These lands, occupied for thousands of years, are the traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg, Ininiwak, and Nakota Nations. The Museum is committed to collaborating with all Indigenous peoples of this province.

The Manitoba Museum is honoured to be able to share the historical and contemporary stories of Indigenous communities in our province, stories that are at the heart of Manitoba’s history. The Museum has a long tradition of working collaboratively with Indigenous communities, and we are committed to reconciliation and an inclusive approach to the representation, presentation, and interpretation of Indigenous stories and experiences at the Museum. Developing and nurturing respectful and collaborative relationships with Indigenous communities is an institutional priority and the Museum  values its role as a trusted keeper of Indigenous artifacts, and as a partner in the sharing of Indigenous stories.

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Manitoba Museum Board of Governors

Call for Expressions of Interest

The Manitoba Museum is inviting community members to express interest in serving on the Board of Governors. Based on the current Board composition and skills matrix, individuals who are passionate about heritage, culture, and the communities that make up our beautifully diverse province, and who possess the following knowledge, skills, and lived experience would most strongly complement the existing Museum Board’s attributes and support its strategic priorities.

Expressions of interest should be submitted by April 30, 2024.

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Alloway Hall set up for Tribute Gala, with dramatic lighting, and people seated at round table. In the front is a stage with a speaker at a podium, and a projector screen either side of the stage.


The Manitoba Museum is unique in Canada, as it is the only heritage and science centre to offer a combination of world-class history galleries along with a science gallery and planetarium theatre.

Centrally located in downtown Winnipeg, the Manitoba Museum is the perfect location for any function or event. From our unique spaces to our experienced event staff, the Manitoba Museum provides one-of-a-kind facilities for conferences, dinners, receptions, weddings, or business or private. From 25 to 1,200, formal or informal, business or private, your event will be unforgettable when you host it here!

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History of the Manitoba Museum

In 1965, two acts of provincial legislature incorporated the Museum and Planetarium, which were included in the plans to build a magnificent new Centennial Centre. The Planetarium opened in May of 1968 and the Museum was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on July 15, 1970. In July 1972, a new act joined the Museum and Planetarium as the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature. In 1986 the Touch the Universe Science Gallery was opened based on an emerging “science center” model at the time, emphasizing touchable, interactive exhibits over artifacts in glass cases.

Contact Us

The Manitoba Museum 
190 Rupert Avenue 
Winnipeg MB  R3B 0N2 
P: (204) 956-2830 • F: (204) 942-3679