Journey to the past in Manitoba

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Uncover Manitoba’s past, present and future.

Let’s start from the beginning. Choose a museum – any museum – and be launched into the past through rich collections of fossils, artifacts and the preserved memories of those who lived it. These are the pieces that make Manitoba the province it is today.

Step back in time in a huge collection of museums and galleries

Gain a better understanding of the history of Manitoba by visiting one of our many museums, each with its own area of expertise and focus. Dig into our prehistoric past and see fossils from an ancient sea, or wander through a historic home or pioneer village to get a glimpse of what the life of a settler was once like. Through museums in both the north and south of the province, learn about the culture of Indigenous peoples that continues to persevere and thrive today.

Small-town museums offer hyper-local knowledge into the people and places of specific regions, while the Canadian Museum for Human Rights – one of Canada’s National museums – tackles a national conversation on human rights. There’s no shortage of fascinating stories from the past to tell – and we’re still making history every day.

Illustration of Bruce the Mosasaurs head.

Meet Bruce, a Guiness Book of Records mosasaur fossil. You can pay him a visit at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre.

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There is no better place to learn and understand our province's bygone pioneer era than at a rural heritage village, the heart of many communities across southern Manitoba.

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The Gimli Glider Exhibit tells the story of an extraordinary moment of flight with artifacts from the now-famous Boeing 767.

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The Manitoba Museum

Three Attractions, Unlimited Fun!

Stroll through immersive Museum Galleries, explore hands-on learning in the Science Gallery, and soar through the stars under the Planetarium dome. The Manitoba Museum is an adventure waiting to unfold.

Winnipeg River Heritage Museum

Exploring the Tapestry of Time and Tradition

Located in St-Georges, WRHM brings to life its stories through the experience of interactive and engaging exhibits. Enjoy the picturesque setting on the banks of the Winnipeg River and discover other gems along the corridor.

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