Explore the Museum from home
Spend some quality time with powerful exhibits and inspiring stories.
Join a Museum guide on a virtual tour of exhibits and architecture. Or download our mobile app to check out the entire Museum, gallery by gallery. Discover our many special online experiences.
You can now take three different virtual tours to explore Museum exhibits and architecture.
In this five-minute video, learn about the Museum's architecture while following along the alabaster ramps, peering over the spiral staircase into the Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation, and looking out of the Israel Asper Tower of Hope. Discover how the architect drew inspiration from the Canadian landscape and human rights.
Video: Amazing architecture
A view from the top
In this 10-minute video, follow a Museum guide up glowing alabaster ramps to the 7th-floor Inspiring Change gallery. You'll see a tree that has been covered in crocheted squares of yarn by African and Canadian grandmothers, music-listening stations and a "Join the Conversation" station where visitors leave their own inspiring messages. Then, travel up the glass elevator to the Israel Asper Tower of Hope observation platform for panoramic views of Winnipeg.
Video: Virtual Museum Tour: A view from the top
A Canadian journey
In this 20-minute video, you follow a Museum guide through two galleries on the Museum’s second level – Indigenous Perspectives and Canadian Journeys. You’ll see the 360-degree “basket” theatre adorned with 13 spirit panels inspired by the visions of Indigenous youth, an 800-year-old moccasin print and the glowing alabaster rampways. You’ll also join the guide on the “Lights of Inclusion” floor projection, then hear about Canadian human rights defender Viola Desmond at the exhibit devoted to her story.
Video: Virtual Museum Tour: Stay Home, Stay Safe
Use our mobile app to travel through the Museum
Travel gallery by gallery through the Museum using our mobile app tour! You’ll learn about exhibits and architecture through narration, images and video. In some galleries, the voices of curators and program developers are used to explain their work.
The app includes an audio tour in English, French and sign language. You can also read a text version if you prefer. Audio descriptions are available for all videos.
“Who said it?”
Challenge yourself with our "Who said it?" web quiz. Correctly match quotes with the human rights defenders who said them and you could find yourself on our leaderboard!
Browse through the exhibitions
Each of the Museum’s exhibitions tells a unique story from the diverse world of human rights. And, like human rights issues, the exhibitions are always changing.
You can read about many of our current and past exhibitions online, along with key concepts and events behind them.
The Spirit Panel Project
The “Spirit Panels” installation in the Museum’s Indigenous Perspectives gallery presents 13 works of art from coast to coast to coast that reflect the visions and voices of Indigenous youth in Canada.
View these works of art and learn the stories behind them!
Personal COVID-19 stories
Around the world, COVID-19 is changing the way we live our lives. Watch how Canadians are facing this challenge with compassion and care, or share your own story!
Help for teachers
Teaching students at home during the COVID-19 pandemic? We’ve got virtual lessons, interactive resources, video tours and more! Our curriculum-based teacher guides were developed with your new needs in mind.