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Arts & Museums
The Riel House Museum belonged to the family of Louis Riel, a famous politician and spiritual leader. Built in 1880, the house is one of the oldest in the town. Although Louis Rield never lived here, apart from a short stay in 1883, the place is where his body was kept for two days after his execution in 1885. The house is now owned and operated by Canada Parks since 1969 and is deemed a National Historic Site since 1976.
Located in the Wallace Building, on University of Manitoba's campus, Ed Leith Cretaceous Menagerie takes visitors back in time, offering them a glimpse into the fauna of the pre-historic times. The focus of this museum is on the Cretaceous Period, that existed 79 million years ago. Visitors are welcomed into the museum by skeletal imitations of four gigantic creatures that survived then: dinosaur, huge fish, giant turtle and a sea lizard. Tour around the museum and learn more about the fossils and rocks of the Cretaceous Period.
Established in 1971, on University of Manitoba campus, this museum was named after Robert Bury Ferguson, a geology professor at the college, who pioneered the founding of this museum. Robert B. Ferguson Museum of Mineralogy has on display rocks and minerals from around the globe. It also features a collection that belonged to Joseph Winthrop Spencer (1851-1921), a geologist who acquired these during his travels across the country.
A part of the University of Manitoba, Gallery One One One was founded in 1965 as an exhibition space for Winnipeg's Art School. Gallery One One One displays historical and modern works, with its highlight being productions by local artists. The gallery has ties with other art centers and art communities, and this is a regular participant in national and international shows. It is located within the FitzGerald Building, on the university's Fort Garry Campus.
Located in Winnipeg's Grant Park neighborhood, Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre takes visitors through the history of electricity in Manitoba. The museum is nestled in a structure that was once an electric substation, this stays in tune with the theme of the museum. Visitors can explore the days before the advent of electricity, origins of hydroelectric power, the early use of electricity and its development. Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre gives visitors a glimpse into a mid-20th Century farm kitchen and an operating wind turbine.
Twelve local artists who have received their training from all over the world have banded together in a cooperative to produce some of the city's most beautiful pottery, stoneware and porcelain. The place also sells some of these beautiful items The designs offered are contemporary and range from fun to elegant. The prices are excellent for the caliber provided, because there are no middlemen to raise the cost. Whether you are looking for a souvenir or a gift that goes beyond a tee shirt to capture the local essence, the Stoneware Gallery is a great place to look.
Artists have banded together to create an abstract space in your choice of two or three dimensions. This gallery offers contemporary artwork that is native to the city. If you want to buy something interesting for your home or office, this place has the solution. If you cannot make up your mind, rent the piece that catches your interest. Art critics and connoisseurs alike will be impressed at the reasonable cost of quality work in this shop. Medea Gallery's low studio overhead makes quality art available at a reasonable cost.
Pretty much everything is for sale in this hip ethnic gallery. They have more than 1,500 square feet of sculpture displays, with pieces coming from all over Arctic Canada. Over 2000 pieces are on offer, from such well-known sculptors as Nuna Parr, George Arlook, Ajangajuk Shaa and Kiawak Ashoona. Work can also be viewed and purchased online. For those who like sculpture, this site is near enough to the Leo Mol Sculpture Gallery at Assiniboine Park to make it worth the trip out.
One of the more beautiful buildings in the city, this courtyard is designated as a heritage site. The red brick exterior has lasted until today. The interior is a labyrinth of hardwood walkways and stairs that meander along the white stone and brick. The focal point of the courtyard is the live tree that adds vibrancy to the space. Home to establishments like the exotic Bangkok Thai Restaurant and the hip G Martini Bar, this spot is worth a visit. Call ahead for more details.
Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum was built in 1846 as a convent, orphanage and a girl's school. With an eclectic architecture and serene surroundings, the place stands today as a museum that chronicles the history of the state. There are many paintings, murals, artifacts, old book and documents on display that are very intriguing and worth a watch. There are also old toys, liturgical vestments and old musical instruments. You can buy books, t-shirts and merchandise from their gift shop. Events here include workshops, lectures and other community gatherings.
As the name suggests, this museum chronicles and displays collection pertaining to the history of Royal Canadian Navy. For detailed information, check website.
Manitoba Children's Museum is a fun family destination that is a sure-fire winner with kids. Featuring interactive galleries, such as, All Aboard; kids at this hands-on museum can do anything from taking an imaginary train ride to delivering the news in the Television studio. Children will love to explore all the galleries for hours on end. Head to the in-house store and take home a lovely souvenir. You can also host theme parties and events for children at the museum.