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Human rights museum now ready with all galleries

All galleries at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will finally be open for viewing starting today.
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All galleries at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will finally be open for viewing starting today.

Although the grand opening of the national museum was held in September, only five of the 11 galleries were ready.

The museum, located at The Forks in Winnipeg, opens to visitors at 1 p.m. today. It is closed during the morning in honour of Remembrance Day.

​CMHR spokesperson Maureen Fitzhenry said people should give themselves lots of time to explore.

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      "It takes 90 minutes really to walk from the bottom to the top, just at a quick pace without looking at much of anything," she said.

      "But, like all large museums or art galleries. you cannot expect to get through everything, in very much detail, in a single visit."

      It would take at least half a day to view everything, she said, but added it would be worth it.

      "It's fantastic and it's really beautiful. I think all staff took a look at it Sunday for a special event and we were just really emotional to see the results," she said.

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