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Join us for ‘An Arresting Experience!’ The Vancouver Police Museum takes you behind the scenes of Vancouver’s local law enforcement, revealing a side of the city that you’ve never seen before. Learn about Vancouver's incredible history and people through the lens of the law, while seeing rare artefacts, documents and collections in the city's original Coroner’s Court building.

Who Are We?

The Vancouver Police Museum and Archives is an independent museum run by the Vancouver Police Historical Society, a non-profit charitable organization. The Museum’s foundations began in celebration of the Vancouver Police Department’s centennial anniversary in 1986 and have since expanded beyond the blue lens of local law enforcement to include the history of the Vancouver Coroner’s Services and the historic City Analyst Laboratory that houses the Museum. 

About Us

Walk through our museum halls and learn about some of Vancouver's most exciting crime cases and unsolved murder mysteries, or find out about the fascinating history of policing in Vancouver. Our exhibits are educational, captivating and include authentic photos, archives and artefacts straight from the source. Don't forget, admission also gives you access to the city's former morgue and autopsy room!

Looking for education programs? We have tours and programs for all ages. Book here 

Contact Us

Opening Hours | Tuesday to Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm

General enquiries | 604.665.3346 or info@vancouverpolicemuseum.ca

Research or archives access | research@vancouverpolicemuseum.ca

Vancouver Police Museum Morgue


Our Team

  • Rosslyn Shipp

  • Elizabeth Peterson, PhD.

  • Whitney Brennan

  • Naomi Nguyen

  • Anna Tidlund

  • Matteo Miceli

Comments(6)

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    Laniecm says

    Is there parking available within the complex or nearby? Planning a visit soon but not familiar with downtown.

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      VPMGordon says

      Hi Laniecm,

      There is street parking all around The Vancouver Police Museum, and an EasyPark parking lot, just one block away from us. If you Google Map The Vancouver Police Museum and then Easy Park Parking Lot, you will see where you can find it.

      Thanks!

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    Anna says

    Is there a coat check? I have two luggage bags, but really want to visit!

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      VPMGordon says

      Hi Anna,

      We do not have a coat check, but depending on the size of your bags, we might be able to store them in our office for the duration of your visit. Could you call the museum at 604.665.3346 to talk to a staff member about your visit? We can arrange the details then!

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    SHELDON J TOBOLSKY says

    IS YOUR FACILITY HANDICAP/WHEELCHAIR ACCEPTABLE

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      VPMGordon says

      Hi Sheldon,

      Unfortunately, due to the heritage status of the building, we only have stairs in our main entrance. Depending on your situation, we may be able to get someone to assist you up the stairs, but it would be best to call the museum at 604-665-3346 to get an accurate assessment of what we can do to help you.

      Thank you!

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