The Manitoba Museum

  • Recreation of the Whydah ship, Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah Exhibition.

    Photo: Premier Exhibitions

  • Rescued bell from the Whydah ship, Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah Exhibition.

    Photo: Premier Exhibitions

  • Pesed, the star attraction of Wrapped, the Mummy of Pesed Exhibition.

    Photo: Hans Thater for The Manitoba Museum

  • The Manitoba Museum Planetarium featuring the advanced Digistar 5 digital projection system.

    Photo: Hans Thater for The Manitoba Museum

  • The Nonsuch ketch, an historically accurate replica of the first ship to arrive to the Hudson Bay in 1668.

    Photo credit: The Manitoba Museum

By the Numbers

In 1970, The Manitoba Museum opened in celebration of Manitoba’s 100th anniversary

2.8 million artifacts and specimens held in trust at the Museum

Over 350,000 on site visitors to the Manitoba Museum annually including 75,000 students for school programs

The Museum’s annual economic impact in Manitoba is $13.7 million

In 2018-2019, 333  individual Museum volunteers contributed in excess of 17,176 hours

Some things never get old

The Manitoba Museum is a cultural jewel set in the heart of the province’s capital city, Winnipeg. This museum allows visitors to travel through millions of years as they journey across Manitoba’s vast and varied landscape, from the icy arctic coast to the windswept prairies.

Opened in 1970, the Manitoba Museum is an independent, non-profit organization, and the province’s largest heritage and science centre, and planetarium. With ten permanent galleries, a science gallery and planetarium, the Museum is renowned for its unique multi-dimensional interpretation of human and natural history themes, immersive dioramas, science and astronomy education, and the scope and quality of school and public programs.

Gallery highlights include the replica ketch Nonsuch, whose original voyage in the 17th century led to the creation of the legendary Hudson’s Bay Company in 1670; and the award-winning Ancient Sea exhibit, and the world’s largest recorded complete trilobite fossil.

Often referred to as the province’s largest classroom, school programs are a large part of the Museum’s mandate with over 75,000 students participating annually.

In 2017, the Manitoba Museum became the first museum in Canada to achieve prestigious full accreditation from the Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

“The Museum is one of the most important cultural institutions in the province,” says Emőke Szathmáry, a Winnipegger and a Director of Power Corporation and Power Financial, and former member of The Manitoba Museum Board of Governors. “Support from companies such as Power has allowed us to build and maintain one of the leading museums in the country. The city and the province are much richer because of The Manitoba Museum.”

The Museum’s history with Power Corporation is long and valued. Over the past 44 years, the Museum has received support from Power Corporation and its group companies, Great-West Life and IG Wealth Management. This valued partnership continues with sponsorship of Museum’s Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project, which will see 42% of the Museum’s galleries renewed.

Support from companies such as Power has allowed us to build and maintain one of the leading museums in the country. The city and the province are much richer because of The Manitoba Museum.
Emőke Szathmáry
Director
Power Corporation, Power Financial
and Great-West Lifeco

Video

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