Hours: Tues – Sat: 9 AM – 5 PM, CLOSED on Sundays, Mondays, and Stat Holidays, FILMING CLOSURE: The Vancouver Police Museum Will Be Closed Aug 23 and Aug 24.


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    Aaron Chapman says

    Looking forward to it!

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    Jan Manson says

    I can’t make the first one but can make the rest. Can I buy those now?

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      VPMGordon says

      Hi Jan,

      Yes, you can!

      Simply click on the presentation you’d like to see and go through the booking process.

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    Jan Manson says

    I can’t make the first one but how do I register for the other 4?

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      VPMGordon says

      Hi Jan,

      Thanks for your questions regarding our 2018 Speaker Series. We’ve updated the site now, so you can click on any of the presentations on this page, and then you will be redirected to our booking platform where you click “register now.” Simply fill out your info and proceed with payment. Let us know if you encounter any issues, and we’ll happily assist.


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2018 Speaker Series: Vancouver Noir

[Our 6th Annual Speaker Series has concluded for this year – please visit again Spring 2019 for updates on next year’s Speaker Series]

6th annual Speaker Series: Vancouver Noir—an exciting journey through the city’s salacious history of crime and corruption from the late 1920s to the early 1970s. Learn about Vancouver’s captivating characters from the past, including gregarious gangsters, greasy politicians, sneaky swindlers and more! One of the most popular Vancouver events, this series sells out fast, so book your tickets in advance!

These 1.5-hour-long engagements will be held at The Vancouver Poice Museum every other Wednesday from May 2 – June 27 and will reveal infamous stories about Vancouver’s dark past as told by famed authors, historians and experts. From tales about Joe Celona, a notorious gangster who controlled the East Side’s brothels and underground gambling dens, to stories about bold biker gangs and their insular Vancouver neighbourhoods, these thrilling capers are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Where: The Vancouver Police Museum

Start Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm.

Price: Tickets are only $10, and seats sell out fast. Please book in advance to ensure seating, as space is limited!

Presentation dates and speakers:

MAY 2, 2018 | The Men Who Would Be Kings | JESSE DONALDSON | Historian, Author, Sins of the City Expert

MAY 16, 2018 | The Penthouse Surveillance: Secret Documents Revealed | AARON CHAPMAN | Author, Musician, Historian of Vancouver’s entertainment past

MAY 30, 2018 | Fifty Shades of Noir | JOHN BELSHAW | Professor of History at TRU, Co-author of Vancouver Noir 1930-1960

JUNE 13, 2018 | Vancouver Crime Fiction and Fact | SAM WIEBE | Crime novelist, Editor of Vancouver Noir

JUNE 27, 2018 | The War on Blight: Postwar Planning in the City | JOHN ATKIN | Civic historian, Urban planning specialis