By Tyler Sutherland
It’s a rare opportunity for visitors to the Manitoba Museum to get an inside look at the vaults.
New behind-the-scenes tours are being held this summer every weekday until August 5.
Only a small fraction of the more than 2.9 million artefacts at the museum are on display at any one time. Items not on display are carefully preserved in humidity and temperature-controlled vaults.
Behind-the-scenes tours will give visitors the inside scoop on how exhibits are created, how artefacts and specimens are collected and preserved, and will allow guests to see treasures not accessible to regular visitors.
Tour leaves from the foyer daily at 1:30 p.m. and last approximately 45 minutes. Participants (up to 10 people per tour) may sign up in-person starting at 10 a.m. each day.
Participants may not bring bags, large purses, or cameras on the tour. A locked trunk in the foyer by the security desk will handle items for safe-keeping.
Regular museum admission applies.