How has morality been used to shape public opinion in Vancouver? This exhibit explores Vancouver’s crooked Police Chief Walter Mulligan from the 1950s and the notorious Penthouse Nightclub investigation two decades later.
From 1932-1980 our main gallery space served as the City Coroner’s Courtroom, where inquests into deaths were held and new laws were recommended.
Morgue & Autopsy Suite
When it served as the City Morgue from 1932 until 1980, over 20,000 bodies came through the doors of this building. See the recreated 1970s autopsy suite, where pathologists and coroners worked for decades to solve the mysterious deaths of the city.