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Canada's Sherlock Holmes
Explore the life and discoveries of John Vance, the first City Analyst and original forensic scientist of Vancouver.
'Had Vance been born a few decades later, his work would have qualified him for a spot on the Forensics File television series.'- The Times Colonist
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.
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