Vancouver Police Museum

Vancouver Police Museum information

Vancouver , Canada
Address
Street 240 E Cordova St
Telephone
+1 604 665 3346
Getting there
bus 4
More information
www.vancouverpolicemuseum.ca
Prices
adult/child $12/8
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Sat
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Lonely Planet review

Illuminating the crime-and-vice-addled history of the region, this quirky museum is lined with confiscated weapons and counterfeit currency. It also has a former mortuary room where the walls are studded with preserved slivers of human tissue – spot the bullet-damaged brain slices. Consider a summertime Sins of the City walking tour to learn all about the area's old brothels and opium dens.

If you're really enthused, the museum also runs Forensics for Adults workshops; check ahead for schedules. One of Vancouver's hidden gem museums, there are plenty of exhibits and grainy photos here covering a time when the city was rougher than a 1950s x-rated film noir movie.