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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.

City Analyst’s Lab and Archives Tour

The Vancouver Police Museum is home to thousands of rare archives from decades past. From turn-of-the-century mugshots to real evidence from the city’s most famous crimes, this precious history is carefully maintained by our specialists—all of whom spend countless hours categorizing, preserving, and documenting our archives every week. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, you can discover the former City Analyst’s Lab (not open to the public) during our tour while uncovering a wealth of preserved history that many have never seen before.  Learn more about the former City Analyst’s Lab here!

City Analyst’s Lab and Archives Tour Cost:

$8 per student (ID required)
$10 per adult

City Analyst’s Lab and Archives Tour Overview

  1. Introduction to The Vancouver Police Museum and its history
  2. Introduction to the former City Analyst Lab downstairs
  3. Archives Presentation: learn key terms, research conduct, research request guidelines, proper archive handling and Police Museum archive history and facts.
  4. View the Archives Room, A/V Collection and Library
  5. Learn about and view Project “Mugshot Mayhem”
  6. View lab equipment hall
  7. Explore the main lab with presentations of manuscripts, history and fascinating lab and archive stories.
  8. Q&A

Our museum is brimming with exciting history, exhibits and artefacts that you can’t find anywhere else in the world. A designated heritage building, it was once the Coroner’s Court, Autopsy Facility and the City Analyst’s Laboratory, making it one of the most authentic museum experiences in the world. All tours come with free access and admission to the Vancouver Police Museum during regular operating hours.

A great group activity, unique gift or educational experience, this tour will impress any history and artefact lover. To book your City Analyst’s Lab and Archives Tour, email research@vancouverpolicemuseum.ca or call 604.665.3346.