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Vancouver Police Historical Society and Centennial Museum
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Treat yourself to one of Vancouver’s hidden gems and learn about the city’s dark past.
240 East Cordova St
V6A 1L3 Vancouver, Canada
+1 604 665 3346
May-Aug: 9a-3p Mon-Fri, 10a-3p Sat; Sep-Apr: 9a-3p Mon-Fri
Dive into the underbelly of Vancouver's crime history at the Vancouver Police Museum, Canada's only museum of its kind. While at the museum you can learn about previous policing methods and check out the equipment and vehicles they used to use. The Vancouver Police Museum houses around 20,000 items, documents, pictures and other materials that explain the Vancouver Police's past. While in the museum, inspect counterfeit money, browse the Firearms collection and take a peek at the confiscated weapons. If you're feeling adventurous, check out the Coroner's Forensic Exhibit, this used to be the city's morgue. Some say the museum is haunted, that's not surprising considering they have murder evidence hanging around. Whether you're going for an educational experience, or to haunt yourself silly, the Vancouver Police Museum is a great way to spend an afternoon.