Join us on location for ‘An Arresting Experience!’ The Vancouver Police Museum takes you behind the scenes of Vancouver’s local law enforcement, revealing a side of Vancouver that you’ve never seen before.

Who Are We?

The Vancouver Police Museum and Archives is an independent museum run by the Vancouver Police Historical Society, a non-profit charitable organization. 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 Vancouver Coroner’s Services and the historic City Analyst Laboratory that houses the Museum.

The Experience

Walk through our museum halls and learn about some of Vancouver's most exciting crime 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, archives and artefacts straight from the source. Don't forget, admission also gives you access to the city's former morgue and autopsy room!

Looking for education programs? We have tours and programs for all ages. Book here 

TRUE CRIME: Real people, real evidence, and the real story.

Explore crime investigation in Vancouver’s real morgue. True Crime, the Police Museum’s newest exhibit, goes beyond the headlines to highlight the scientific and investigative techniques used to solve some of Vancouver’s most chilling crimes.

TURF WARS: 30 years of Vancouver’s Gang Crime Unit

Think you know the story of gang crime in Vancouver? You don’t know the half of it… Turf Wars is an intense and informative temporary exhibit exploring the 30 year history of the Vancouver Police Department’s Gang Crime Unit (GCU) and its efforts to suppress gang violence


Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 5pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

Admission Rates:

$12 Adult

$10 Senior / Student (ID required)

$8 Youth (6-18)

$30 Family (2 adults & 2 youth)

Children 5 and under are free


240 East Cordova Street

Vancouver, BC, V6A 1L3

Nestled in the heart of old Vancouver, perfectly located across from the provincial courts, the Vancouver Jail and the VPD's Beat Enforcement Team’s headquarter the Police Museum weaves a narrative of Vancouver’s less known past while providing an open and safe space for dialogue on topics related to law, law enforcement and the sciences of crime and death investigation.

K-G3 Mini Police Academy

G4-6 Case File - Major Crimes: Break & Enter

G7-9 Case File - Major Crimes: Kidnapping

G10-12 Case File - Major Crimes: Homicide Investigation


General Inquires | 604.665.3346 or info@vancouverpolicemuseum.ca

Research or archives access | research@vancouverpolicemuseum.ca

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