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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.

Newsroom: Welcome to our newsroom, an online resource for media.

Our Communications team understands that you often need interviews, information and visuals as quickly as possible to meet your deadlines. We’re happy to help! 

We can also help you arrange a photo shoot or gather some footage. Please let us know ahead of time if you plan to visit.. All video and photo shoots must be accompanied at all times by a member of our Communications team.

For more information, please contact maureen.fitzhenry@humanrights.ca or call 204–782-8442.

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Recent news

Thousands of students “visit” Museum via virtual field trips

Winnipeg - January 26, 2021

Human rights conversation and education kept alive during pandemic

A woman wearing headphones, holding a mobile device on a handle, stands in a Museum gallery.

Online film, discussion with Holocaust survivor mark Warsaw Ghetto 80th anniversary

Winnipeg - January 25, 2021

Just over 80 years ago, the notorious Warsaw Ghetto was sealed off by brick walls, barbed wire and armed guards. Jewish inhabitants caught trying to escape were shot on sight. The Nazis controlled food supplies in the ghetto, with starvation and disease killing thousands each mon

The silhouette of a soldier is shown inside the outline of a child’s profile, with barbed wire and a wall in the background.

Protecting human rights during the pandemic

Winnipeg - January 15, 2021

A discussion with the ambassadors of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland

National flags fly side-by-side on tall flag poles.

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Photo gallery

If you can’t find what you are looking for here, please contact maureen.fitzhenry@humanrights.ca (media only) as additional images may be available.

A video of people’s silhouettes is projected onto a large wall. They are writing the word “welcome” in many languages. Two children interact with the video.

Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

About us

About the architecture

Human rights symbolism is embedded in every element of this iconic building. We walk you through it.

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Our history

Built in Winnipeg….for good reason! Find out why.

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Five people in a museum gallery. Two sit on a bench. Three people, including one in a wheelchair, are on a circular area where bubbles of coloured light are projected on the floor.

Upcoming events

There’s always something amazing happening here. See what’s coming up next.

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Exhibitions

A sampling of current and upcoming special exhibitions can be found here.

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We welcome families

Visitors of all ages are invited to explore! Browse these ideas for an inspiring family experience.

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Awards

This world‐class museum has won dozens of awards and accolades. We're proud of this list.

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Five people in a museum gallery. Two sit on a bench. Three people, including one in a wheelchair, are on a circular area where bubbles of coloured light are projected on the floor.