YOUR ADVENTURE AWAITS
Take a journey through immersive Museum Galleries that tell the human and natural history of Manitoba from north to south, from ancient to contemporary times:
- Hear the thunder of stampeding bison in the Welcome Gallery and get oriented for the rest of your Museum visit.
- Discover the rare and magnificent fossil of a Pliosaur (marine reptile) that lived in Lake Agassiz, that 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/SubArctic Gallery.
- Listen to the waterfall as you wander through a Cree settlement in the Boreal Forest Gallery.
- In the Nonsuch Gallery you will travel back in time to 17th-century Deptford, England, and step aboard the Nonsuch, the little ship that helped start the HBC company.
- Learn about the work of North America’s oldest continuously operating business, and see the Royal Charted that established it in the Hudson’s Bay Company Gallery.
- See the diversity of Manitoba plants and animals in the Parklands/Mixed Woods Gallery.
- Imagine yourself living in a teepee or a Red River log house in the Prairies Gallery. * The NEW Prairies Gallery will open in April 2021, as part of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Gallery Renewal Project.
- The Winnipeg Gallery provides multiple unique experiences to explore the history of our dynamic city.
The Museum’s collections reflect the heritage of Manitoba and other regions of the world. Our nine interpretive galleries explore the interrelationship of pe…
Human and Natural History Collections
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 artifacts is used for research, gallery and exhibit development, public programming, and as educational teaching aids.
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. 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.