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Canadian Museum of History

Closes in 6 min: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Canadian Museum of History
from US$17.89*
Canadian Museum of History
from US$17.89*
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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 4 days ago

It was fun and there were a lot of fun activities we can do. There is also a theatre, a kids play centre, and etc..

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The trip was very fun. This was a good field trip but . I would had more fun if we went to the kid section

Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't normally enjoy museums; I'd rather be walking around exploring than spending time inside a museum. But the Museum of History in Ottawa was outstanding. There is so much information/history presented in interesting and engaging exhibits. We spent 3 hours there and wished we...More

Thank 22Maui
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time! Awesome displays! The wifi is weak, and will drop you often! If you are playing pokemon you will be drawing upon your data! Parking is expensive, but the restaurant on site is very reasonable.

Thank LegoDad77
Reviewed 1 week ago

my wife and I and our 10 year old grandson, we had a blast. It was the Roman period, Knights and Armour and ancient coins etc...we were there for hours. We would go again.

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a stunning building, both inside and looking across the river toward Ottawa. The three main galleries gently usher guests along from first human settlers to the present day. There are lots of interactive areas for children and well designed displays which try for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was raining so we needed shelter. What better than a history museum. This is a great museum and well put together in a non fuddy duddy way, instructive and pleasant to follow the exhibits which generate your interest rather than make you nod off....More

Thank ChrisWM-2468
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, son and granddaughter and myself recently visited this museum on our trip to Ottawa. What a fabulous facility! Well worth the time and price of admission. From its soaring ceilings and expansive halls and display rooms,highlights of some of Canada's history are represented....More

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Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to share your experience following your visit at the Canadian Museum of History. We strive to provide unique, fun, interactive and quality learning experiences to visitors. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed great...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent hours here. I have an interest in Indigenous peoples of many places and this was a great place for seeing some astounding artwork of the North-west coast region. We knew very little before -hand but what a collection they have here. The artistry...More

Thank Mick G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were surprised to find that many of the museums in Ottawa are free on Thursdays from 5 - 8 pm. We showed up right at 5 pm and walked a LOT, but ... what an amazing museum! We learned so much (we're Americans) about...More

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March 17, 2018|
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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