Vancouver Police Museum

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240 E Cordova St., Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3 240 E Cordova St., Vancouver Directions
+16046653346
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Report | a month ago
A glimpse into Vancouver's past through police eyes. Kids seemed to be enjoying themselves.
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Report | a month ago
Give yourself time to browse if you like looking at artifacts. But if your looking for an interactive museum that entertains you this is not it. I loved trying to immerse myself into the early years of policing in Vancouver. I love trying to solve mysteries and I love history. Just be mindful that you will need to walk a couple blocks from the nearest parking lot through a sketchy part of town to get here but I found it worth it. Definitely do the audio tour app with your visit. It's free to download and very informative.
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Report | a month ago
It's not very big but well worth it. If you are coming into town, make sure you've got something else to do
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Report | a month ago
Be sure to download the audio tour app before going!
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Report | a month ago
Great family experience at Vancouver Police Museum!
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Report | 4 months ago
Very cool place! The kids loved it! Lock your cars! It's a questionable neighborhood.
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Report | 6 months ago
Download the app before hand. Had a great time, but don't really see it being very interesting for kids.
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Report | 6 months ago
Download the Vancouver police museum app on your smart phone and bring your headset for a really good serve guided tour.. Wifi is free..
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Report | 7 months ago
We found it all very interesting! Unfortunately the autopsy room was not available during our visit, so we will have to go back when it is reopened. For a small museum, there is an incredible amount of history, information and memorabilia... extremely well presented.
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Report | 7 months ago
Awesome experience to learn about our history and the dedication of our current and past Police Officers. The front door sticks… don't give up or call the front desk for assistance LOL. We have used two Groupons to make this a more affordable family experience. Thank you for offering these deals. We will buy more of these offers in the future.
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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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