Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Learning from the past promises a better future

Canadian Museum For Human Rights

Take a journey from darkness to light.

This award-winning museum - and the only national museum in western Canada - is dedicated to sharing stories of human struggle, sacrifice and triumph. This isn’t just a museum where you learn about the past - it’s a beacon of hope that invites you to imagine a better future.

Rising tall on an ancient meeting place where two rivers meet in the heart of Winnipeg, this iconic building has changed Winnipeg’s skyline. From the Tower of Hope shining as a beacon, to the wings that envelop the building like a cloud, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights makes a statement from a distance and has an even greater impact once you’re inside.

Glowing alabaster walkways take you through 11 galleries. These interactive galleries--including Indigenous Perspectives, Turning Points for Humanity and Inspiring Change--highlight human rights stories from Canada and around the world. Take a guided tour or download the app to enhance your journey with audio, video, augmented reality and interactive panoramas.

Indigenous Perspectives Gallery

Learn about First Nations, Inuit and Métis teachings around rights and responsibilities in a dramatic 360-theatre that shares stories from four generations in the Indigenous Perspectives Gallery.

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Hours of operation: Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Friday's, open until 9 p.m.)

The Cloud - two wings of windows that surround the museum - features 1,335 custom pieces of glass.
A couple embraces the illuminated alabaster ramps at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, captivated by unity and equality.

Immerse Yourself

An often life-changing experience, visitors who come here will find themselves immersed in the stories of struggle and triumph that abound throughout the 4,300 sq. ft. of exhibit space.

Aerial view of the Museum of Human Rights on a clear day.

Join a guided tour or download the museum’s award-winning app. Incorporating a traditional audio tour, the app is also fully accessible - for example content can be viewed in American Sign Language (ASL) or Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ).

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