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Human Rights Museum Draws 2,700 for Opening Weekend

September 29, 2014 11:01 AM | Entertainment

CMHR - Buhler Hall

Buhler Hall inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. (CMHR / HANDOUT)

Opening weekend tours at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights sold out this past Saturday and Sunday, museum officials say.

Despite a delayed “full” opening with only five out of 11 exhibits available for viewing, more than 2,700 people toured the CMHR.

“They included 1,300 visitors on tours of galleries and architecture that ran from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day — both walk-up visitors and those who booked tours online,” a press release read.

Tourists from outside of Manitoba and Canada made up an estimated 50 percent of the weekend’s visitors, hailing from as far away as Chile and Korea.

Until November 9, visits to the museum are by guided tour only. They run every 15 minutes, with the last tour departing at 3:30 p.m., every day except Mondays, when the museum is closed. They are being offered at the introductory rate of $10 a person, and $5 for children aged 7 to 13.

All 11 exhibits are expected to be ready by November 11.