Museums
Journey to the past in Manitoba

The Manitoba Museum | Treaty 1

Museums

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.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Inspiring stories, powerfully told

How do human rights get conveyed in a museum? Come see! Explore content relating to rights in Canada and internationally. Whether your interests are in connecting with important stories, or awesome architecture, this national museum delivers.

Royal Aviation Museum Of Western Canada

A new era for an old favourite

Let your imagination soar as you rediscover the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, opening May 2022. Learn about Canada's rich aviation history, explore the four forces of flight, watch planes take off in our observation area, and much more.

Manitoba Signature Museums

Getaways to Manitoba's Past

Step into Maniotba's past to discover its rich and unique history through quality exhibits, family-friendly programming and engaging visitor experiences. The perfect places to learn, reflect, and celebrate all that Manitoba has to offer!

Manitoba Museum

Your adventure stars here!

Visit the Manitoba Museum and immerse yourself in Manitoba's history, nature, and science. Discover the stories of Indigenous peoples and newcomers. Enjoy hands-on science fun and explore the universe. See our website for hours, activities, and tickets.

Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre

Come and discover Manitoba, 83 million years ago

The museum’s many paleontology displays lay out a fascinating, ancient and dangerous world, now hidden by today’s serene prairie. The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre houses the largest collection of marine reptile fossils in Canada.

Art on display in an old warehouse at the Urban Shaman Gallery

Unique Museums

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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