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About the Collection

The VPMA is home to over 30,000 objects related to policing, forensics and criminal and death investigation. 

When our objects are not on display, they are housed two floors below the museum in the same room where evidence from many of Vancouver's most famous crimes were stored during investigations.

Explore our online artefact database yourself!

We apologize the online database is currently offline due to technical difficulties.

Artefact Donations

*Note: Due to COVID-19, the museum is not currently accepting artefact donations. Thank you for your consideration and patience. 

The Vancouver Police Museum is grateful for the trust it receives from its donors.

All collection, preservation, storage and interpretation practices follow the Canadian Museums Association Ethics Guidelines and the BC Museums Association Standards and Best Practices.

Walk-in artefact donations cannot be accepted. Please contact the Museum Curator in advance to discuss and arrange donations:

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