Be part of the celebration in Winnipeg when the Museum opens its door in September 2014

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

An amazing encounter with human rights awaits families, tourists and scholars when they visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) for the first time on September 20, 2014 and beyond. The exciting opening date announcement was made on November 4, 2013 during a special briefing with a room full of energized supporters of the Museum including local business leaders, tourism partners, donors and Museum staff.

Let the countdown begin

This announcement is a major milestone in the CMHR’s path towards becoming the only museum in the world solely devoted to human rights awareness and education. A national project of this scope and scale comes along just once in a generation. When the doors of this building open next September, it will be a historic moment for Canada and a proud day for Manitoba, as we welcome visitors from across the country and around the world.

View of the Museum and downtown Winnipeg

(Photo Credit: Aaron Cohen / CMHR)

Officials from tourism and business sectors said the Museum’s opening will spark a new chapter in Canadian human rights history and a sustained boost to the economy. An estimated 250,000 people are expected to visit the Museum each year.

Greg Klassen speaking on stage

“The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is putting Winnipeg and Canada on the map as a destination for human rights scholarship and tourism” - Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) Senior Vice President of Marketing Greg Klassen. (Photo Credit: Jessica Sigurdson / CMHR)

What’s next?

  • CMHR staff and contractors are busy finishing exhibits, educational programs and public tours that will tell hundreds of stories using immersive multi-media technology and other innovative approaches, creating an inspiring human rights journey unlike anything visitors will ever have experienced before.
  • Museum admission fees and membership details will be set early in the New Year, after research and focus testing is complete.
  • Inaugural-year programs and celebrations will be family-friendly, and most will be free. Details of inaugural-year events will be announced throughout the first half of 2014.

A view of the Museum indoor space

A view of the indoor space. (Photo Credit: Aaron Cohen / CMHR) 

This museum will open doors and open minds. It’s a place that will move you and ensure that you leave inspired. 

And it all starts in less than a year.

Save the date because the countdown starts right now.

Celebrate this exiting news by showing your support for the CMHR. Access downloadable versions of our social media banners on Flickr.  

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