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Canadian Museum of History

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100 Laurier St, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8, Canada
+1 819-776-7000
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Formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization At Canada's most visited museum, discover the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped the nation's history. Take in the beauty of this architectural gem and its spectacular setting on the banks of the Ottawa River. Marvel at the world's largest indoor collection of totem poles, explore the traditions and achievements of Canada's First Peoples and this summer, step aboard the Empress of Ireland and relive the experience of the worst maritime disaster in Canada's history - with its stories of tragic loss, courage and human kindness - through artifacts and eyewitness accounts. Be a kid again at the Children's Museum and live the ultimate cinema experience at the IMAX(R) Theatre.
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  • Average8%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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100 Laurier St, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

lots of interesting things to see my kids enjoyed it very much the inside was great displays from all over Canada

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful new experience this museum is. For those who have not visited since the upgrading: GO! It is a real introduction into how Canada has come to be what it is, and doesn't miss out the messy bits. A wonderful morning, and it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my second visit. I went specifically to see the visiting Franklin exhibit and was not disappointed. Well done, educational and beautiful interpretive displays. Anyone interested in the Franklin mystery must see this! Did not visit the rest of the museum on this visit,...More

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Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to share your experience. We really appreciate receiving visitor comments and feedback. The exhibition Death in the Ice – The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition is opened all summer until September 30, 2018. We hope...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit. We spent most of a day and did not see everything. Plan to spend ample time. The architecture was very interesting, no corners, just curves...or waves.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Canadian Museum of History is one of the largest and the most fascinating museums that I have ever visited. My mouth fell when I just saw the exteriors of the museum. So beautiful and what a location- It stands on the banks of Ottawa river...More

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Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to share your experience. We really appreciate receiving visitor comments and feedback. We hope you will visit us again soon! Stephanie Fortin Tourism and Marketing Officer Canadian Museum of History

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its the best museum in the Ottawa region. Starts with the architecture and situated on the other side of parlement hill on the Quebec side. Dont miss the Canada exibit and movies. There is always a new exibit that is world renowned.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last time I visited the museum was with my boyfriend in April 2014 and back then, we loved the museum! Our favourite part of the museum was the Canadian History Hall where it had a life-sized demonstration of a ship's hull and even had...More

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Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments following your visit to the Canadian Museum of History and our new signature exhibition, the Canadian History Hall. We really appreciate receiving visitor comments and feedback. The Canadian History Hall is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition on Canadian history...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a great place to hang out with history. The exhibits are stellar and the movie theater is an unforgettable experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is well worth the visit. A beautiful building, inside and out. Excellent and informative exhibits. We stayed for 1.75 hrs and felt that we had learned a lot. There is a lot to take in at this museum - pick a few exhibits...More

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Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments following your visit to the Canadian Museum of History. We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed the Museum. In order to fully maximize your visit and have time to visit all of our exhibitions, we recommend visitors plan at...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience about the history of Canada and it's people. It is good for families, couples and families.

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Well I am not sure about it. The best way is looking for it from their website or contact directly for the specific information. Have fun, Kaveh H.
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