A Living Heritage
The Vancouver Police Museum & Archives (VPMA) is dedicated to the gathering and sharing of information depicting the history of the VPD, the City Coroner’s Services and City Analyst Laboratory. The VPMA strives to achieve excellence in the areas of collections management, preservation, care and conservation of artefacts and archival materials related to the Vancouver Police Department, the City Coroner’s Services and former City Analyst Laboratory.
240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC
Thursdays - Saturdays: 11am - 5pm
Sundays: 12pm - 5pm
The Vancouver Police Museum & Archives is an independent museum run by the Vancouver Police Historical Society, a registered charity. The museum’s foundations began in celebration of the Vancouver Police Department’s centennial anniversary in 1986 and have since expanded beyond the blue lens of local law enforcement to include the history of the Coroner’s Court building that houses the museum.
Walk through the Museum's authentic historic spaces and learn about some of Vancouver's most exciting criminal cases and unsolved murder mysteries, or find out about the fascinating history of policing in Vancouver. Our exhibits are educational, captivating, and include authentic photos, archival material and artefacts straight from the source. Don't forget, admission also gives you access to the city's former morgue and autopsy room!
Dr. Elizabeth Peterson
Education Program Lead
The Vancouver Police Museum and Archives is a registered non-profit. We run on a very limited budget and rely on admission fees and your generous donations to keep our operations going. Help us thrive by making a donation today!