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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.
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
Elizabeth Peterson, PhD.