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Witness the struggle for freedom that changed everything.

June 2018 to January 2019

Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years, but he never gave in to hate. Walk in the footsteps of the man they called Madiba and learn the legacy of his struggle for freedom.

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A black and white photograph of Nelson Mandela standing in front of a podium. He is smiling and waving.

Exhibitions

Explore the diversity of human rights.

Every one of our exhibitions tells a unique story in the diverse world of human rights. And like the world of human rights, our exhibitions are always changing. So be sure to visit before they’re gone.

Seeking Refuge

August 2017 to November 2018

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Closing Soon

A teenage boy holds a life jacket in his hands while he stands behind a dome-like structure made of lifejackets.

Truth and Reconciliation

Permanent

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A row of museum display cases with various artifacts inside.

Seeking Safety

November 2017 to November 2018

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Closing Soon

A mother with two children crossing the US-Canada border.

Rights of Passage

December 2017 to March 2019

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A group of women and children sitting together. The two children in the front are looking at the camera.

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

June 2018 to January 2019

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A black and white photograph of Nelson Mandela standing in front of a podium. He is smiling and waving.

Seeking Refuge

August 2017 to November 2018

Combining art, videos and imagery, Seeking Refuge explores the global refugee crisis through the lens of two teenage boys.

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A teenage boy holds a life jacket in his hands while he stands behind a dome-like structure made of lifejackets.

Truth and Reconciliation

Ongoing

Truth and Reconciliation presents the tragic history of Canada’s residential schools and the ongoing efforts to use education and discussion to move towards reconciliation.

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A row of museum display cases with various artifacts inside.

Seeking Safety

November 2017 to November 2018

Seeking Safety uses a combination of video, photos and documents to explore the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in Canada.

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A mother with two children crossing the US-Canada border.

Rights of Passage

December 2017 to March 2019

Rights of Passage: Canada at 150 explores the key debates and issues that have been central to the evolution of the Canadian conversation on rights and freedoms, justice and equality.

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A group of women and children sitting together. The two children in the front are looking at the camera.

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

June 2018 to January 2019

Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years, but he never gave in to hate. Walk in the footsteps of the man they called Madiba and learn the legacy of his struggle for freedom.

Exhibition details

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A black and white photograph of Nelson Mandela standing in front of a podium. He is smiling and waving.

Discover Stories Online

Human rights stories are all around us. Explore stories about Indigenous rights, fundamental freedoms, human rights defenders, and many more.

Guided Tours

Guided tours can be booked at the Museum’s Ticketing and Information desk at the Main Entrance.