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The Museum is located on ancestral lands, on Treaty 1 Territory. The Red River Valley is also the birthplace of the Métis. We acknowledge the water in the Museum is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.

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Canadian civil rights trailblazers

By Jason Permanand

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 A black and white photo of a movie theatre audience. The picture is taken from the front of the theatre looking towards the back, so the faces of the audience can be seen. Potted palm trees line the walls on each side.

Stories

Discover the story behind Canada’s $10 bill.

Viola Desmond helped inspire Canada’s civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat in a movie theatre. Now, she is on the $10 bill.

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A head-and-shoulder portrait of Viola Desmond framed by a vertical purple rectangle. Viola is wearing a white top.

The story of slavery in Canadian history

By Matthew McRae

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Rusted iron manacles hang on hooks on a plain white wall.

Black sleeping car porters

By Travis Tomchuk

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A black and white photo of four men in train porter uniforms. All of the men are smiling, and the two men in the middle appear to be shaking hands.

 

Plan your visit

Location

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 0L5

Hours

Open Today:

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission

Adult General Admission:

$18

Events

Rendez-vous de la francophonie 2021

March 1 to 31, 2021

Cost: Free

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Several people and one dog sitting and standing in a landfill. A tree sits in the centre of the image and garbage is strewn on the ground.

Exhibitions

Artivism

April 30, 2021 to January 16, 2022

Several white plaster faces hang from strings, inside a cage.

Witness Blanket: Preserving a Legacy

April 30, 2021 to January 16, 2022

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A large horizontal art installation with a wooden frame made up of multiple diamonds and rectangles to which many objects are mounted. There is a half-opened door in the middle of the work.

Explore the Museum from home

Join Museum guides for virtual tours of our exhibits and architecture. Download our mobile app to check out the entire Museum, gallery by gallery. Discover our many special online experiences.

A smiling woman being filmed by a cell phone. Her image is visible on the phone's screen.

Photo: CMHR, Scott Gillam