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Best Museums in Winnipeg

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The Manitoba Museum

Visitors can get a detailed look at the lives of the Plains Indians and the early prairie settlers at The Manitoba Museum, located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. It has nine galleries including a planetarium, a science gallery, and a five-story sailing ship, the Nonsuch. The Manitoba Museum also prides in being awarded the Michelin Guide's highest rating, 'Worth the Trip.'

Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Established in 2008, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights delves into a poignant subject that is of much relevance today. The museum explores various contemporary and historical events from the perspective of human rights, with a special focus on topics directly related to Canada, but not limited to these. Through varied exhibits, the museum hopes to encourage a better understanding of human rights amongst the general public and foster a healthy dialogue about such matters. The first new national museum since 1967 to be built outside the National Capital Region, the museum boasts an ingenious design by the architect, Antoine Predock. Inspired by the landscape, history and cultural heritage of Canada, Predock created a masterpiece of contemporary design that is rich in symbolism, an embodiment of a world rooted in humanity, its pinnacle reaching for the sky. Inside, graceful ramps and bright, open spaces lead to the summit of the Hope Tower, where glorious views of the city await.

Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum was built in 1846 as a convent, orphanage and a girl's school. With an eclectic architecture and serene surroundings, the place stands today as a museum that chronicles the history of the state. There are many paintings, murals, artifacts, old book and documents on display that are very intriguing and worth a watch. There are also old toys, liturgical vestments and old musical instruments. You can buy books, t-shirts and merchandise from their gift shop. Events here include workshops, lectures and other community gatherings.

Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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