The Canadian Museum for Human Rights: Free Day

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights: Free Day


On the first Wednesday of every month, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba has free admission for everyone from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Every other day of the month, The Museum has free admission for Aboriginal peoples who bring identification. This includes First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, but does not apply to special programs, tours, or annual memberships.

The Museum also allows for people with disabilities to have one attendant accompany them with no extra charge.

Every other day of the month, admissions are as follows:

Category General admission price
Adult (18 – 64 years) $18
Youth (7 – 17 years) $9
Post-Secondary Student (with ID) $14
Senior (65+ with ID) $14
Family (Up to two adults and four children/youth) $50
Children younger than 7 Free
Members Free


As of September 2014, volunteers at the CMHR spoke 32 languages. As a Canadian, it’s important to understand that this Federal museum is important to the world, and it’s an honour to have it in Winnipeg.

The museum’s mandate is “To explore the subject of human rights, with special but not exclusive reference to Canada, in order to enhance the public’s understanding of human rights, to promote respect for others, and to encourage reflection and dialogue.” (Museums Act)

There is plenty to learn at the CMHR for new Canadians and for everyone. On their website, they state, “The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. Our aim is to build not only a national hub for human rights learning and discovery, but a new era of global human rights leadership.”

The Museum aims to create inspiring encounters with human rights, through their architecture and exhibits. “We will engage Canadians and our international visitors in an immersive, interactive experience that offers both the inspiration and tools to make a difference in the lives of others. We will welcome our visitors as partners on a journey to erase barriers and create meaningful, lasting change.”

To find out more about the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, visit

Article and Photo by Claire McCaffrey

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