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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For the best museum Vancouver, BC, has to offer, we'll see you at Vancouver Police Museum. This art museum is filled with beautiful and interesting pieces so head over today and check out the latest galleries.

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Report | 15 days ago
Being from the lower mainland, it was interesting to read more details about cases that I recalled The morgue portion was very interesting as it's not an area where the "common person" gets to go into and learn about some of the work the coroners did when it was active.
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Report | a month ago
This was a small but excellent museum. We enjoyed it greatly.
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Report | a month ago
This museum was a gem find!! Really interesting, especially the morgue. We thought the tissue samples were educational and informative. It spurred on all sorts of conversations. My 12 yr old son and I both LOVED it!! Being from ths states, it also gave us a different perspective of crime in another country. Area around the museum is a little sketchy but we were comforted by knowing that it's right next to an actual police station and saw multiple police cars in the surrounding blocks.
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Report | a month ago
Confiscated weapons rack is pretty cool. The museum is smaller than I expected, and I would not pay full price to go in.
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Report | a month ago
Awesome little museum. Excellent collection of historical police memorabilia.
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it was interesting
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Report | 2 months ago
I bought this specially for my daughter who loves to visit museums of all sorts. However, this museum of more suitable for adults who are interested in forensics.
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Report | 2 months ago
OPEN TUES TO SAT. STOP BY GIFT SHOP FOR "DEAD FRED" NOTE PAD AND PEN -- ITS FANTASTIC ALSO CRIME SCENE TAPE OR CRIME SCENE BAGGIES. CSI FANS THESE R FUN. THIS MUSEUM IS ALSO FOR CHILDREN OR FOR YOUR INNER CHILD - DRESS UP N TURN OF THE CENTURY COP CLOTHES; LOCK YOUR SIBLINGS IN A CELL. U MAY WANT TO SKIP THE AUTAUPSY ROOM FOR LITTLE ONES - ALL IN ALL - THIS IS A FUN DAY FOR ALL AGES.
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Report | 3 months ago
If possible make up a group of family and friends and book a guided tour - it's all so fascinating you'll want to spend a couple of hours at least - great experience to share.
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Report | 3 months ago
was an interesting way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy Saturday!
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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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