In the Museum’s Main gallery, visitors explore the beginnings of the Vancouver Police Department and it’s growth in early Vancouver. Specific units are highlighted, including the Traffic Squad, and the Mounted Unit. Visitors can also take a closer look at some of the weapons and devices used by police officers and criminals alike – such as firearms, radios, and every-day tools creatively shaped into prohibited weapons.
Children can get hands-on and pose for a great photo-op wearing real police uniforms from our dress up box!
The Sins gallery holds an eye-widening collection of confiscated weapons, gambling devices, counterfeit money, and prohibited drugs. Here you can test your skills as a witness by recreating a mug shot photo from memory, or become a mug yourself in our perfect photo-op jail cell.
The True Crime gallery, located in the original City morgue houses photos and real evidence from some of Vancouver’s most notorious and unsolved historical crimes, including the Milkshake Murder, Babes in the Woods, and the Kosberg Murder. Please note that some photos and objects in this gallery may not be suitable for all visitors.
Barely changed since the last autopsy was performed here in 1980, the intact and authentic autopsy suite is open to visitors, An educational collection of human organs is displayed, originally collected and presented by the BC and Vancouver Health Department. Please note that some photos and objects in this gallery may not be suitable for all visitors.