|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 release||January 6, 2011 –|
May 2, 2014
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 ran for three seasons. Museum Secrets was produced by Kensington Communications Inc.
The Royal Ontario Museum held a special exhibit during winter 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
- National Geographic Channel (Canada)
- Smithsonian Channel (US)
- TVB J2 (Hong Kong)
- Canal Encuentro (Argentina)
Each season, the series travels to the world’s greatest museums in search of the mysteries behind their objects.
Season 1 episodes
- "Inside the Vatican Museums" (Rome, Italy)
- "Inside the Louvre" (Paris, France)
- "Inside the Royal Ontario Museum" (Toronto, Canada)
- "Inside the Egyptian Museum" (Cairo, Egypt)
- "Inside the Natural History Museum" (London, United Kingdom)
- "Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art" (New York City, United States)
Season 2 episodes
- "Inside the Hermitage Museum" (St. Petersburg, Russia)
- "Inside the American Museum of Natural History" (New York City, United States)
- "Inside the National Archaeological Museum of Athens" (Athens, Greece)
- "Inside the Imperial War Museum" (London, Duxford and Manchester; United Kingdom)
- "Inside the National Museum of Anthropology" (Mexico City, Mexico)
- "Inside the Pergamon and Neues Museums" (Berlin, Germany)
- "Inside the Kunsthistorisches Museum" (Vienna, Austria)
- "Inside the Topkapı Palace Museum" (Istanbul, Turkey)
Season 3 episodes
- "Inside the Palacio Real de Madrid" (Madrid, Spain)
- "Inside the Israel Museum" (Jerusalem, Israel)
- "Inside the Uffizi Gallery" (Florence, Italy)
- "Inside the State Historical Museum" (Moscow, Russia)
- "Inside the Smithsonian Institute" [sic] (Washington D.C., United States)
- "Inside the Château de Versailles" (Versailles, France)
- "Inside the Royal Museums Greenwich" (London, United Kingdom)
- "Inside the Bardo National Museum" (Tunis, Tunisia)
The program's website features shorter web videos for the 14 episodes and an object navigator with 90 objects.
Awards and nominations
- Canadian Screen Awards, 2014
- History Makers Awards, 2012 (now IMPACT Awards)
- 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)
- Interactive Rockie Awards at Banff World Media Festival, 2011
- Best Cross-platform Project
- "Museum Secrets Schedule on History Television Canada". History Television. Archived from the original on December 24, 2011. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
- "2014 Award Winner List". Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Archived from the original on October 30, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
- "Museum Secrets reveals the history behind historical objects". National Post. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
- "ROM secrets head for TV Museum's hidden treasures featured on new show". Toronto Sun. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
- "ROM Secrets Revealed". Torontoist. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
- "Royal Ontario Museum's secret mummy babies revealed". Toronto Star. January 20, 2011. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
- "Solving the mystery of "Degenerate Art" in Berlin". Boing Boing. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
- "Congratulations To The Canadian Winners At The History Makers Awards » Village Gamer". Village Gamer news. January 27, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
- "26th Annual Gemini Awards". Tribute.ca. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
- "Interactive Content Nominated for Banff World Media Fest". Mediacaster Magazine. Retrieved August 21, 2014.