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Address: 432 Homer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2V5, Canada
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(604) 6990112
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 18:00

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I was impressed to see this place, you can tell that it is only running because the owner has a true love of the music and the artists. I was suprised at how much he actually... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2016
William W
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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799 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This shrine /building used to be part of Vie’s Chicken & Steak House, where Jimi Hendrix's granny, Nora Hendrix, worked as a cook for many years. It is now on the edge of Chinatown but at the time was the Afro Canadian area. Seemingly Jimi helped out in the restaurant as well as jamming here after hours. A lot of... More 

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Thank chepaddy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

A small shrine to an amazing artist. Also a spot for Bob Marley fans. As other reviews may point out, this place is free to enter and run by folks who love the music and history. Ask a few questions and you can learn a thing or two.

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Thank Keith M
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 June 2016

What a neat retro spot to visit in Vancouver...funky memorabilia and pictures and quotes. Entrance by donation or free so it is affordable for everyone. Great that the owner is paying tribute to such a talented, creative genius.

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Thank cashmerewild
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

I was impressed to see this place, you can tell that it is only running because the owner has a true love of the music and the artists. I was suprised at how much he actually knew, lots of cool pictures, quotes, articles and memrobelia. oh and the bob marley shrine next door. it's new so not quite as neat... More 

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Thank William W
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55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

I lived in Vancouver for many years before I discovered this on a walking tour of the DTES - which I highly recommend. Our city has so much more history than most people realise with many other gems like this one.

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Thank Ness G
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Only open 1-6pm Mon-Fri 432 Homer Street. I was here on a Sunday and walked from its old location 1.3km. Just off West Hastings St.

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Anything about jimi and his genius is welcome. Great information and you reflect on your own jimi experience. First time you heard him, any jimi facts and stories absorbed.

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1 Thank saw55
Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

New Address 432 Homer Street! It's a neat little place, full of Stories about his life. The fee is by donation.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

It is a shed where Jimi's Grandmother worked. It is shown on the tourist maps and as a fan I went. The shed is empty. They will convert it to a museum over the next few years. It may be worth it by the end of the decade but not as yet

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

It is mark in the tour guides as a must stop. Not really worth to go, it does not look like there was any kind of investment for this artist. Only if you are a complete fan go and see it so they don't tell you; but if you at not, spend your time looking at other things...

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