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Arts & Museums
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) saved this century-old house in 1969, when it was slated for demolition. The MHS spent a half-million dollars for a meticulous restoration of the Queen Anne Revival home. With the exception of the gift shop, the creators of this venue have been successful in portraying the style of an affluent Victorian household. It is located down the street from the Winnipeg Convention Centre and near attractions such as Winnipeg Art Gallery Parliament Building, and Portage Place Mall.
As the name suggests, this museum chronicles and displays collection pertaining to the history of Royal Canadian Navy. For detailed information, check website.
The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a great place to spend a whole day and watch it slip by so beautifully, amidst contemporary and fine art, as well as photographic and cultural delights. The special Inuit art collections ranging over 60 years are an impressive display. This place not only believes in preserving its local culture, but promotes and initiates art and photography, with its classes and special guided tours for children and adults alike. If that is not enough, the impressive architecture of the building can charm your way into planning your wedding with its cathedral architecture in the Eckhardt Hall or a perfect summer wedding in its rooftop sculpture garden. This venue is a regular for corporate events as well.
Located in central Winnipeg, Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library conserves local handiwork. The establishment of this museum can be traced back to the formation of the Crafts Guild of Manitoba that was formed in 1928. In the 1930s, the guild founded an exhibition space for handicrafts as well as a library offering knowledge on the field. When the guild shut down in 1997, Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library took over the management of these collections. Visitors can peruse beautiful works like crochet, knitting, quilting, lace, ceramic, glass, wood and more.
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.
The Winnipeg Railway Museum is a rail museum located within the Winnipeg's Rail. This museum conserves and displays historical heritage of railways. For more details, check website.
Nestled in the heart of Winnipeg, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum commemorates the achievements of Manitoba's sport personalities. The museum was originally founded in 1980 with an aim to conserve the local sport culture, it kept on moving to accommodate its expanding collection, until it found this home on Pacific Avenue in the city's museum district in 2012. Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum features 279 square meters (3000 square feet) of space celebrating players, teams and builders in various sports.