Museum of Vancouver



Open every day, 10am to 5pm


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The People

Mauro Vescera: CEO
Viviane Gosselin: Director of Collections and Exhibitions
Greg Fruno: Director of HR and Visitor Experience
Alex Orlovskyy: Director of Finance

About the Museum of Vancouver

Vancouver’s story begins here.

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) connects Vancouverites to each other and connects the city to the world. The museum was founded in 1894 and went through a number of iterations before being rebranded as the Museum of Vancouver in 2009. It creates Vancouver-focused exhibitions and programs that encourage conversations about what was, is, and can be Vancouver.

An enthusiastic civic advocate, MOV is dedicated to encouraging a deeper understanding of Vancouver through stories, objects and shared experiences. MOV is an independent, non-profit organization that seeks partners to support the evolution of the Museum’s visitor experience. Our vision is to inspire a socially connected, civically engaged city.

Throughout the year, MOV provides various talks, tours, panel discussions, round table debates, workshops, film screenings and presentations that provide education and entertainment to the public.

Current feature exhibitions include: Haida Now – A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition, Acts of Resistance, Cesnam – The City before the City, Neon Vancouver Ugly Vancouver, and the Permanent History Galleries.

We acknowledge the Museum of Vancouver is located on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, at the site of the ancestral Village of Senakw – neighbouring the current Squamish reserve of the same name.

Awards & Accolades

“I spent 3 hours here and enjoyed every minute! Would definitely come back when there are different exhibits.” – Google Review

“Yes it’s a small space, but it’s jam packed with information on how Vancouver came to be in a fun and organized way. Highly recommend to anyone visiting.” — Google Review

“I was not at all familiar with the history of the city of Vancouver until this visit to the Museum and now I know plenty. And it has caused me to love and appreciate this city even more!” – Yelp Review

“I think that MOV is underrated. When it comes to “Vancouvering”, this should be moved to the top of the list!” – Yelp Review

2019 BCMA Award of Merit – Excellence in Exhibitions