|Narrated by||Colm Feore|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Original language(s)||English, French|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Executive producer(s)||Robert Lang|
|Running time||44 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Kensington Communications, Inc.|
|Original run||January 6, 2011– present|
Museum Secrets is a TV series on History Television in Canada and a website with videos and games; exploring the world’s renowned museums and their most enigmatic objects. Narrated by Canadian actor Colm Feore, the TV series is now in production for a third season. Museum Secrets is produced by Kensington Communications Inc.
The Royal Ontario Museum held a special exhibit during the winter of 2011, featuring objects from the Museum Secrets series. Several Canadian newspapers previewed the exhibit: National Post, Toronto Sun, Torontoist and Toronto Star.
- History Television in Canada
- Historia in French Canada
- BBC Knowledge in Australia and New Zealand
- Yesterday channel (UKTV) in the UK
Each season, the series travels to the world’s greatest museums in search of the mysteries behind their objects.
Season 1 episodes
- Royal Ontario Museum[]
- Cairo's Egyptian Museum
- Natural History Museum in London
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
Season 2 episodes
- The Hermitage
- American Museum of Natural History
- National Archaeological Museum of Athens
- Imperial War Museum
- National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City
- Pergamon and Neues Museums in Berlin
- Kunsthistorisches Museum
- Topkapi Palace
Season 3 episodes
- Palacio Real Madrid
- Israel Museum in Jerusalem
- Uffizi Gallery
- State Historical Museum in (Moscow)
- Chateau Versailles
- Royal Museums Greenwich
- Bardo National Museum
The website, museumsecrets.tv features shorter web videos for the 14 episodes and an object navigator with 90 objects. The Museum Secrets facebook page, currently features updates about the season 3 production, taking place all over the world.
Awards & nominations
- 26th Annual Gemini Awards, 2011
- Best Cross-platform Project Non-fiction (Robert Lang and David Oppenheim)
- Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research (Rebecca Snow)
- Best Original Music Score for a Documentary Program or Series (Eric Cadesky and Nick Dyer)
- Rocky Awards at Banff World Media Festival, 2011
- Best Cross-platform Project.
- History Makers Awards, 2011
- Best Interactive Production
- Most Innovative Production
- "Museum Secrets Schedule on History Television Canada". History Television. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
- "Museum Secrets reveals the history behind historical objects". National Post. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- "ROM secrets head for TV Museum's hidden treasures featured on new show". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- "ROM Secrets Revealed". Torontoist. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- "Royal Ontario Museum’s secret mummy babies revealed". Toronto Star. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- "Museum Secrets reveals the history behind historical objects". The National Post. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- "Solving the mystery of "Degenerate Art" in Berlin". Boing Boing. Retrieved 5 June 2012.