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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Friday Nights = FREE Nights at Canadian Museum for Human Rights


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Canadian Museum for Human Rights

85 Israel Asper Way

Winnipeg, MB



Offered in English and French.

Wheelchair accessible, will have a sign language interpreter, offers closed captioning or subtitles, and offers audio description.


Free nights have returned to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Admission to the Museum is free Fridays from 5pm – 9pm. There’s space to explore and stories to inspire. Immerse yourself in the gallery exhibits, grab a bite in the café, or browse in the Boutique. Get your group together and come downtown!

An exhibit about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the Level 7 Inspiring Change gallery displays a beautifully hand‐painted guitar from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation collection.

In addition to this exhibit, several other exhibits that explore the tragic story and legacy of residential schools, which is among Canada’s most pressing human rights concerns. The Museum recognizes the colonial experience in Canada, from first contact to the present, as genocide.

On October 14th, there will be a special presentation by the Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra at 7:30pm. A variety of works, including repertoire from the Ukraine. See you there!



Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Our 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.

As with all of Canada’s national museums, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights plays an essential role in:

Preserving and promoting our heritage at home and abroad

Contributing to the collective memory and sense of identity of all Canadians

Being a source of inspiration, research, learning and entertainment that belongs to all Canadians

Providing, in both official languages, a service that is essential to Canadian culture and available to all.

Our guiding principles:

Be sustainable

To ensure our mandate extends to future generations, we will establish a work environment that is reflective of our values. We will demonstrate responsibility for our people, our assets, our financial resources and the impact we have on the environment around us.

Be relevant

Rooted in our values, we will be a trusted resource for human rights content and information. We will inspire human rights defenders to entrust us with their stories. We will be responsive to the needs and perspectives of our publics.

Grow engagement

We will expand our reach, providing visitors with human rights experiences that educate and inspire. These experiences will have a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of all visitors – whether they are engaged on site, online or off site.