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The Vancouver Police Museum Experience

Set in the heart of Old Vancouver, between the historic Chinatown and Gastown neighbourhoods, The Vancouver Police Museum offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience. As North America’s oldest police museum, it is set in a designated heritage building that once housed the original Coroner’s Court, City Morgue and Autopsy Facility. Housing over 40,000 rare artefacts, photos and archival documents, in addition to unique crime related evidence, our exhibits tell the story of Vancouver's policing history, from its beginnings in the lawless "Wild West" to its current-day initiatives for the community.

Thurs-Sat 10 am-5 pm | Sun, noon-5 pm | Closed on Stat Holidays

240 East Cordova St., Vancouver, BC

(604) 665 3346


The museum is set in a historical heritage building, as such, we do not have an elevator or wheelchair access. There are 4 steps outside to the front door of the building, and 2.5 flights of stairs inside to the museum. Our bathrooms are also not wheelchair accessible. Those with mobility concerns should call the museum at (604) 665-3346 for more information.

The Vancouver Police Museum offers a wide range of tours and educational programs for adults, children and schools. To learn more about each, click Education or Events.

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Vancouver Police Museum & Archives



Phone: 604-665-3346                    


Thursday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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