Vancouver Police Museum

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Catherine C.
Report | 2 months ago
It was very interesting and informative. Would have been better to have a guide lead us through and explain a few things.
Christine E.
Report | 5 months ago
It takes about 1.5 hours to look at everything. We enjoyed our visit
Pat D.
Report | 5 months ago
I didn't personally go, but sent my grandchildren, boys aged 8 and 10, and their mother and auntie. They loved it. Perhaps for small children, the parents should be warned about countless body parts. My grandsons were fine with it and, in fact, loved it because they had studied human anatomy last year in their homeschooling.
Beverley O.
Report | 5 months ago
Plan to take a couple of hours and take your time.
Sharon S.
Report | 9 months ago
Takes about 90 minutes, well worth downloading the free app for the valuable commentary and descriptions.
Lyn G.
Report | a year ago
Would like to see some effort made in balancing information. Police horses and dogs get WAY more attention and depiction than women and non white males It's the 21st century after all.
Fred H.
Report | a year ago
Just remember it is a work in progress. Still very interesting though.
Luke A.
Report | a year ago
It can be grueling but it is very interesting.
Patricia M.
Report | a year ago
Sensitive kids should not go into the morgue part. Some gruesome stories there!
Leneen W.
Report | a year ago
Lots to look at, give yourself a morning or afternoon.
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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 per cent 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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