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Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

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 or call 204–979-5629.

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Recent news

Woman, Life, Freedom: women’s rights the focus of new installation

Winnipeg - September 15, 2023

Banner opens at CMHR on anniversary of Jina Mahsa Amini’s death

A white banner hangs on a wall, bearing the words "Woman, Life, Freedom" in black. Small coloured squares with text are attached to the banner around the text.

New Educator in Residence to focus on 2SLGBTQI+ programs

Winnipeg - September 14, 2023

A leader in creating 2SLGBTQI+ programs for students and teachers is the new Educator in Residence at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). Walter Cassidy (he/him) will bring decades of experience highlighting queer and trans issues to this national role. An educator, historian and activis

Walter Cassidy stands in front of the glowing alabaster ramps at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. On his suit lapel, a small pin reads "Queer."

Summer music series heats up patio at CMHR

Winnipeg - July 12, 2023

Friday evening performances complement free night at Museum

Couches and chairs sit in a fenced patio. Small trees and tall green prairie grass surrounds the patio. In the background, the spire from Esplanade Riel rises above the trees.


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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. Partially obscured.

Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

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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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Upcoming events

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

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

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