Plan Your Visit
Come and explore all the Museum has to offer
- 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 or buy them online in advance of your visit.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Health and safety measures
- Frequent handwashing is encouraged. Hand sanitizer stations are available at the entrance and throughout the Museum. Soap and water are available in all washrooms on every level.
- Masks are not required, but visitors who wish to wear one can pick one up at the Box Office.
- A first aid station is on Level 1. Staff with first aid training are always on site. If you or someone else needs assistance, alert any Museum personnel.
- Automated external defibrillators are near elevators on all floors.