Virtual and on-site tours offer a deeper look.

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Guided on-site tours

Explore the Galleries

60–90 minutes

Take a unique journey through a selection of galleries and exhibits that connect you with compelling human right stories from across Canada and around the world. On this tour, you’ll learn what the Museum is all about. Your knowledgeable guide will invite thought and discussion as you wind your way through stunning architecture and interactive exhibits. After the tour, take time to explore the Museum on your own – including a trip up to the Israel Asper Tower of Hope. You’ll leave feeling inspired!

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Photo: CMHR, Ian McCausland

Guided virtual tours

Explore the Galleries

60 minutes

Available for pre‐booking

Join a tour guide via Zoom for this live, interactive experience, where you'll explore exhibits and powerful human rights stories. On this unique tour, your group, team or family will travel online with your own guide through the Museum’s amazing galleries – and leave feeling inspired. Guides carry mobile devices that capture live video as they narrate your journey, showcase architecture, and engage you in conversation about human rights in Canada and around the world.

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Photo: CMHR, Colin Corneau


To book a tour, please contact or 204–289-2238.


$125 per group. Maximum 25 participants.

Teachers and students: We also offer free virtual field trips for classrooms.


Visit our Explore the Museum from home page to find free videos that introduce the Museum’s architecture and some of our galleries.

Amazing 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.

The sun shines through floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

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.

A smiling woman on the alabaster ramps of the Museum.

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.

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Explore using the mobile app

Whether you’re at home or in the Museum, our award‐winning mobile app provides a self‐guided experience that enhances your Museum journey with audio, video, text, images, augmented reality and interactive panoramas. 

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App download links

  • Download on the App Store
  • Get it on Google Play

Audio Guide

This self‐guided tour provides you with highlights of the exhibits and architecture at the Museum. In some galleries, the voices of curators and program developers are included, explaining their work. 


Use “Near‐Me” mode on the mobile app to receive information transmitted from 150 near‐field iBeacons located throughout the Museum (on‐site only). Designed to assist visitors who are blind or have low vision, this feature makes information accessible through Text‐to‐Speech readers. Universal Access Points with Braille, tactile numbers and “cane‐stop” floor strips alert visitors that this information is available. For visitors who are Deaf or hard of hearing, the app can be viewed in American Sign Language (ASL) or Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ). Sign‐language content for some onsite exhibits can only be accessed through the app.

Interactive Panorama

Using the camera on your mobile device, you can find augmented reality “hot spots” that relay information about Winnipeg landmarks visible from the Israel Asper Tower of Hope and the Ceremonial Terrace on Level 2.

Interactive Map

This fully accessible interactive map can tell you where you are, show you floorplans, or guide you with text‐based directions.

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Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

Explore the Museum from home

Spend some quality time with powerful exhibits and inspiring stories. Join a Museum guide on a recorded virtual tour of exhibits and architecture. Discover our many special online experiences.

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