Plan Your Visit

Come and explore all the Museum has to offer

Several people stroll through a great open hall. They are viewed from a ramp above. The ramp’s metal structure and rivets are visible on the left, while on the right a gleaming mirrored wall reflects the people below plus vivid indigo lighting and white stars. Partially obscured.

Photo: Lindsay Winter

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Arriving at the Museum

  • Most visitors enter through the Main Entrance at 85 Israel Asper Way.
  • An Accessible Drop‐Off Entrance, located north of the Main Entrance, is available. Accessible parking spots are next to the entrance.
  • Tickets are available on site at the ticketing desk. Or skip the line and buy them online to receive $5 off a purchase of $25 or more at the Boutique.
  • Our Coat Check offers motorized mobility aids, wheelchairs, cane seats and strollers (photo ID or credit card required). Staff can assist with taxi and parking requests.
  • You can keep your belongings with you or use the self‐serve coat racks or lockers. We ask that you store backpacks, bags and umbrellas at Coat Check to protect displays. If required, mesh bags are available to carry the belongings you need for the day.

On occasion, demonstrations occur at or around the Museum. The right to protest is guaranteed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. These protests shine a spotlight on urgent human rights issues. We believe they can enhance the visitor experience by raising awareness and allowing space for vital, respectful conversations.

Amenities and services

  • The Boutique sells curated products promoting responsible craftsmanship and human rights.
  • You can book group tours in advance.
  • Download our award‐winning mobile app to enjoy a self‐guided experience at the Museum or at home.
  • Museum services are available in both English and French. In addition, members of our staff speak a wide variety of languages. Please inquire and we will do our best to accommodate.

Make the most of your time

So much to experience

The Museum offers 10 core galleries on seven floors, diverse special exhibitions and stunning architecture.

Visitors can explore many hours of content. Museum staff can recommend highlights and routes to help you make the most of your time, no matter how much time you have.

Three of the Museum’s alabaster ramps run in different directions and glow with a soft, yellowish white light. Several people are walking on the two lower ramps.

Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

Food and drink

Food and drink are not allowed in galleries or on ramps. Staff can identify rest areas where you can eat and drink.

The Boreal Bistro on Level 1 serves a variety of meals, snacks, and beverages. For reservations call (204) ‑289‑2187.

Cloud Coffee on Level 5 offers an assortment of hot/cold beverages and baked goods.

Drinking fountains are next to the washrooms on levels 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Bright gold-coloured potato wedges are artfully arranged on a square white plate, along with leaf greens, wedges of red beets, and garnish.

Photo: Brian Gould

Getting around

Warmly lit, inclined alabaster ramps guide you through seven levels, creating a symbolic journey from darkness to light.

Elevators offer a convenient alternative to the ramps. The Main Elevator serves levels 1 through 7. The Tower Elevator serves levels 3 through 8. The Israel Asper Tower of Hope viewing platform is on Level 8.

A view in clear daylight looking up at an elevator shaft and a staircase that winds around it. The framework of the elevator shaft is visible. Steel beams can be seen all around the shaft and staircase.

Photo: CMHR, Jessica Sigurdson


We maintain the temperature at 19°C–20°C (66°F–68°F) to preserve artifacts we have on display. Consider bringing a sweater or jacket.

Help us provide a nut‐free and scent‐free environment for the health and safety of all visitors.

A woman leans forward to look at a large glass display case containing two rectangular objects.

Photo: CMHR, Jessica Sigurdson

Tower of Hope

Atop the Museum is the Israel Asper Tower of Hope, which offers 360‐degree views of Winnipeg and incredible photo opportunities. You can get to the viewing platform by elevator or the spiral staircase.

Two individuals stand looking through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows at the Winnipeg skyline. The sun is setting.

Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen


We are committed to creating an experience that is accessible and inclusive for all individuals. If a member of your family or group requires accommodations, please feel free to contact us in advance at 204–289-2000. We will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Learn more about our commitment to accessibility.

A woman is in front of a computer touchscreen that has two empty check boxes on it. One box is labelled “yes” and the other is labelled “no.” The woman seems about to press the “yes” box with her finger.

Photo: CMHR, Ian McCausland

Hours & Admission Fees

Get the information needed before arrival.

One person is walking in a Museum gallery, while six others are standing in or near alcoves that line the wall of the gallery. Each alcove contains a different exhibit with text or images. Partially obscured.

Photo: CMHR