Canadian Museum For Human Rights

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Sydney has the Opera House, Paris has the Eiffel Tower, London has Big Ben and New York has the Empire State Building. Canada – known for its iconic natural landmarks like NiagaraWinnipeg Circle 400 Falls and the Rocky Mountains – now also has a building of architectural significance with the “wow” factor. Compared to iconic buildings around the world, the Canadian Museum For Human Rights (CMHR) is very young.

The museum, which opened its doors in Winnipeg in 2014, is one of the top things to do in Winnipeg.

The iconic museum is rapidly gaining the recognition it deserves as a Canadian landmark that visitors to Canada should put on their bucket list. The unique museum is on our list of top things to do in Canada

Canadian Museum For Human Rights

Temple of Design

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights dominates Winnipeg’s skyline.

The stunning building was designed by American architect Antoine Predock and located in Winnipeg, which is the Canadian city that is the closest to the geographical centre of Canada.

The eye-catching building a temple of 21st-century design both inside and outside, while being dedicated to human rights, a subject of substance.

Human rights are the basic freedom and protection that should belong to all of humanity.

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a fascinating attraction in Winnipeg.
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A temple of knowledge about human rights, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a place in Winnipeg you could easily spend an entire day.

Canadian Museum For Human Rights Purpose

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Winnipeg’s human rights museum is a 21st-century temple of knowledge.
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You’d be surprised at what you will learn at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights explores the importance of human rights around the world.

The museum’s purpose is to explore and raise awareness of human rights by encouraging reflection and dialogue and promotion of respect for other human beings.

The museum does this through 10 main galleries, exhibitions and events.

The galleries are thought-provoking and eye-catching.

You could easily spend an entire day winding your way through the museum. 

The Canadian Museum of Human Rights is truly a building of our era.

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One of the thought-provoking galleries in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
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Another interesting display at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
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The architecture of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is truly unique.

Winnipeg is the gateway to the polar bear capital of the world, Churchill, which is one of the most accessible places anywhere in the world to see polar bears. Polar bear season runs from July to November each year while whale season in Manitoba is between June and August.

Another main attraction in Winnipeg is the Assiniboine Park Zoo, where seeing polar bears floating in an aquarium overhead is a mesmerising sight. While in Winnipeg, take time to explore the Exchange District for its galleries,

While in Winnipeg, check out Design Quarter Winnipeg for cool galleries, studios and workshops where you can meet the makers.  

Canadian Museum For Human Rights

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Christina Pfeiffer Travel Writer
Christina Pfeiffer is a writer, photographer and video blogger based in Queensland, Australia. She has lived in three continents and her career as a travel journalist has taken her to all seven continents. Since 2003, she has contributed travel stories and photographs to mainstream media in Australia and around the world such as the Sydney Morning Herald, CNN Traveller, The Australian and the South China Morning Post. She has won many travel writing awards and is a full member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers.