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Canadian Museum of History

Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Canadian Museum of History
from US$18.22*
Canadian Museum of History
from US$18.22*
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Experience Canada’s history in exciting new ways. The Canadian Museum of History is a destination of choice in the National Capital Region. An architectural jewel designed by Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, the Museum is less than five minutes...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
100 Laurier St, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8, Canada
+1 819-776-7000
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great exhibition on the First People on the lower level with a 3 part exhibit on Canadian history prehistory - current day. Beautifully presented, interesting for visitors as well as residents and appealing to all ages. A great way to see an unbiased view of...More

Thank TickledPinkScotland
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum preserves artifacts and material objects that highlight the human history of Canada and its ethnic diversity. Love the beautifully crafted slender totem poles in the atrium and the Spirit of Haida Gwaii canoe plaster cast as well as many of the artifacts of...More

Thank Ricky Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well planned and interesting. Lots to see. Exceptionally well written information. Really enjoyed it and learned a lot.

Thank Glen83
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great Museum to visit! Loved looking at all the history within the items and beautiful views from upstairs looking down!

Thank Destination814451
Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth every penny! The curvilinear architecture of this magnificent building alone compels you to come inside. Breathtaking are the gigantic and colorful Totem poles, standing like sentinels as you walk through the atrium. Airy, bright and modern, the Museum's interactive and generous exhibits make it...More

Thank margit72018
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I spent over two and a half hours of learning about the history of Canada. As it happened, being 5.00pm and on a Thursday, the museum was free, as it seems to be the case for all public museums, a pleasant surprise....More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First a little confused, because although i’ve visited this museum at least 10 timesover the past 22 years (I know, i visit the ottawa region a lot...) i’ve always known it as the museum of civilization. now i couldn’t find it on google! anyway. i...More

Thank Chris Xter S
Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 5 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 to see you again soon! Warm regards, Stephanie Fortin Head, Tourism Canadian Museum of History

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I wended our separate and combined ways for SIX hours. I focused on Canadian history. She paid more attention to First Nations.

Thank cELlery2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent almost the entire afternoon in there and it worth it. very good images and explanations of Canadian/Québec history. But I loved the medieval exhibition. Even if I an european, I read middle age era under a new light thanks to the museum. Two...More

Thank katiatag
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is built on top of historical remains. rich information. Make sure to give at least four hours for this museum. free on Thursdays.

Thank shuliuw
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Response from Kaveh H | Reviewed this property |
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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5 minutes walk