Museum gets set for summer with new hours and special programs
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR
) is getting set to welcome summer visitors and tourists from across Canada and around the world.
Starting Monday, May 21, the Museum will be open seven days a week until after Labour Day. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Wednesdays, when visitors are welcome until 9 p.m. — with free admission on the first Wednesday evening of each month (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.). On all other Wednesdays, admission is offered at the reduced rate of $5 after 5 p.m.
The Museum’s Boutique and ERA Bistro will also be open seven days a week and on every Wednesday evening.
Exciting events, exhibits and programs are planned throughout the spring and summer, including:
- Free tours for Doors Open Winnipeg on May 26 and 27 that provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum and the opportunity to access spaces not normally open to visitors;
- Pride Week gallery tours every day from May 28 to June 4, with a focus on the rights of persons with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities ($5).
- A free public event on the evening of June 7 to open a major new exhibition about Nelson Mandela and the mobilization against racial injustice in South Africa, calledMandela: Struggle for Freedom;
- A free evening concert, “One Voice, One People”, on National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, featuring local and national talent. Organized in partnership with Juno-nominated Winnipeg musician Vince Fontaine, the line-up includes celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter Kinnie Starr.
- Canada Day programs and events with $5 admission and extended hours (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) for families who want to stay at The Forks until the early fireworks;
- Family Day every Sunday, with programming focused on learning about Indigenous cultures through activities, stories and games.
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