Vancouver Police Museum & Archives - Historic Places Days

Vancouver Police Museum & Archives

Vancouver, British Columbia
240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Thursday-Saturday: 11am - 5pm, Sunday: 12pm - 5pm


The Vancouver Police Museum & Archives (VPMA) is dedicated to the gathering and sharing of information depicting the history of the VPD, the City Coroner’s Services and City Analyst Laboratory.

VPMA strives to achieve excellence in the areas of collections management, preservation, care and conservation of artefacts and archival materials related to the Vancouver Police Department, the City Coroner’s Services and former City Analyst Laboratory.

VPMA is an independent museum run by the Vancouver Police Historical Society, a registered charity. 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 Coroner’s Court building that houses the museum.

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  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Washrooms

Fun Facts

Walk through the Museum’s authentic historic spaces and learn about some of Vancouver’s most exciting criminal 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, archival material and artefacts straight from the source. Don’t forget, admission also gives you access to the city’s former morgue and autopsy room!


240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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