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Canadian Museum For Human Rights Taking Shape: Free Perimeter Tour Program Resumes

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With the completion of the base building set for the end of 2012, Winnipeggers and visitors alike now have a good idea of what the finished product of this breath-taking, iconic structure will look like. Want to learn more? Take advantage of free guided perimeter tours of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights construction site starting May 18th by coming to the Forks. Back by popular demand, this year's tour will highlight the Museum's construction and architecture. Learn interesting facts about the human rights symbolism of a building that is already redefining Winnipeg's skyline! 

"Guided summer tours of the perimeter of the construction site have proved immensely popular in previous years so we are extremely pleased to offer the free tours again this summer," said Stuart Murray, President and Chief Executive Officer of the CMHR. "These tours offer a terrific opportunity for Winnipeggers, Manitobans and visitors to the city to watch first hand as the Canadian Museum for Human Rights takes shape."

Last year, the guided summer tours of the perimeter of the construction site were incredibly successful, attracting almost 1000 Winnipeggers, Manitobans and visitors to the city to watch first hand as the building took shape and to learn more about the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Some of these visitors even came from as far away as Australia and Turkey.

The free guided tours start May 18th, 2012 and will run until September 1st, 2012. Tours begin at the Explore Manitoba Centre at the Forks, last approximately 45 minutes, are conducted on pavement and are accessible by wheelchair and motorized cart. Tours will take place 4 times daily, Wednesday through Saturday and are available in both French and English. ASL interpretation is available upon request (72 hours noticed is required). 

For more information or to reserve a spot on a tour, contact the CMHR at 204–289-2016 or

Did you know?

There are approximately 1200 pieces of glazing on the CMHR which cover a little over 5000 square meters (58, 127 square feet). The main portion of the glass-covered area is approximately 12 storeys high. 

About the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights(CMHR), currently under construction in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was established to provide a place for Canadians, and the world, to explore and promote subject of human rights and to encourage human rights action. The CMHR is the first national museum established in over 40 years, and the first national museum to be located outside the National Capital Region. For more information about the CMHR please visit follow us on Twitter: and on Facebook:


Tours contact information:

269 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1B3
T: (204) 289‑2016

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