History museums give you a glimpse into a more decent era, when there were no computers and you had to marry your food before you could eat it. Partake in the past with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $19 for membership for one adult (a $38 value)
- $26 for membership for two adults (a $55 value)
- $35 for membership for one family, valid for two adults and two kids (a $75 value)
- $12 for membership for one student (a $25 value)
Each membership includes:
- 12 months of unlimited admission to the history galleries and special exhibitions
- Admission to most monthly curatorial talks and tours (exceptions may apply)
- One free guest pass (a $12 value)
- Entry to special exhibition openings (you and a guest, or one guest in total for dual or family memberships)
- 15% off specially programmed events or series
- Subscription to Museum of Vancouver E-news and special offers
- Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting
- 15% off admission to the H. R. MacMillan Space Centre and discounts on general admission at partner organizations (some restrictions apply)
- 20% off Royal BC Museum admission, valid until October 31, 2013
Museum of Vancouver
Cities are the ultimate conglomerations, existing as both the collections of people, institutions, and locations that currently compose them as well as the memories of all of the bygone inhabitants that came before. Without some concept of that past, current-day residents are hard-pressed to really understand their present. Fortunately, the historians at Museum of Vancouver keep visitors in the know with expertly curated exhibits revealing the unforgettable events that shaped the city's character. In the permanent galleries, a series of permanent historical displays chronicle the city’s evolution from the 1900s real-estate boom into the excitement of the 1970s. In 1960s-1970s: You Say You Want A Revolution, Vancouver’s hippie community comes to life with the jangling tunes of local bands of the day and discussions of the Greenpeace movement; in Neon Vancouver, Ugly Vancouver, gallery walls fill with the sizzling light of antique advertising and signage rescued from obscurity before its date with the dump.
To complement the history galleries, three special rotating exhibits each year showcase works by artists such as Tobias Wong, a cheeky craftsman considered one of the forerunners of conceptual design. In 2013, visitors will revist Vancouver's street photography era as they delve into the works of the infamous Foncie Pulice, and explore the west coast modernist architecture of Daniel Evans White. During special events, the museum’s halls fill with the wisdom of curators, artists, and others explaining their work.