Vancouver Police Museum

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Report | 2 months ago
Fun for the whole family and eductational.
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Report | 2 months ago
The museum is small and probably would just take an hour, but it's the only museum I've been in with a real autopsy suite. The full price of $12 CAD pp is a bit much, but this Groupon made it a good value. It is in a bad area of town (lots of homeless with drug or mental health issues) so don't go when it's dark.
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Report | 7 months ago
Once you are inside, the museum is wonderful! There is an impressive display of homemade weapons and a lot of interesting stories told. Unfortunately it's located in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside which is known for its drug problem. We encountered a woman outside a coffee shop who was belligerent and yelling at anyone who wouldn't give her money. She threatened me when I wouldn't give her money and also threatened the servers at the coffee shop we were in. It was very scary and I didn't feel safe. Go during the day with a group and keep your eyes open.
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Report | 7 months ago
Go early and not on Mondays.
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Report | 7 months ago
Rubbish
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Report | 10 months ago
wonderful experience would recommend this to people both visiting and living in Vancouver
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Report | 10 months ago
Boring and smallsmall and overpriced, even with a Groupon
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Report | 10 months ago
Kinda boring
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Report | 11 months ago
Download the free app for an audio tour. Very interesting.
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Report | a year ago
Don't pay full price. With a groupon it may have been worth it. It takes no more than an hour. The exhibits display great love and pride in their police department and its accomplishments. Great and helpful staff. Close enough that you could then walk over to China town - but both are in a slightly run down part of the city.
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240 East Cordova Street used to be the address where Vancouver’s police officers, morticians, judges, and dead converged. The building, which was built in 1932, served as the city’s coroner’s court and morgue until the 1980s and the city analyst’s lab until 1995. Countless toxicology tests and several high-profile investigations have taken place between the building’s walls, including the Castellani Milkshake Murder and Errol Flynn’s autopsy. Fittingly, given the building’s significance to Vancouver's criminal-justice history, it is now home to the Vancouver Police Museum.

To date, the museum staff has curated a selection of approximately 20,000 historical artifacts, including confiscated weapons, counterfeit currency, photographs, paperwork, and vintage police vehicles. Currently, 40 percent of the collection is on display in the museum’s several exhibits, one of which allows visitors to explore a coroner’s forensic lab. The museum also offers educational programs such as walking tours and a two-hour forensic-science program. During this program, guests scour a faux crime scene for clues and try to prevent the brash, young rookie cop from running off into the night to find the perpetrator.

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