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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 Admission Ticket
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Canadian Museum of History Admission Ticket
From US$17.65*
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
100 Laurier St, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8, Canada
+1 819-776-7000
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We visited during spring break to take my niece to the Children's Museum - featuring soo many unique stores, hands-on play areas and the passport game, it was definitely a delight!! The museum was packed for free Thursday nights yet the fun of all the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Holly B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice way to spend the afternoon in Ottawa with family. You can bring a picnic lunch and sit by the common tables in the foyer. Exhibits were interesting. the kids loved the children's museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BonVonage2009
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must-see in our nation's capital. The exhibits were well maintained. The rich history of civilization was illustrated vividly over the displayed than spanned a few levels. Quite educational and time well spent.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GuyFromTheSix
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very well-done overview of Canada’s history, especially for Americans who don’t learn it in school. Seats were thoughtfully placed throughout the exhibitions. It’s worth spending a couple of hours here, even if you are only in Ottawa for a few days.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank fyiNYC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hello, We visited the Museum in January and we really enjoyed. It is instructive and interesting for adults, teenagers and children. Ce fut un bon moment que nous avons passés en famille,

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TM3495
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I adore this museum and always take friends here when we visit Ottawa! It's a fairly large museum with lots of great things to see, with lots of interactive areas. If you have children, there's also a great children's section to this museum! Parking can...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank misa5234123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is amazing. The outside is incredible! Inside there are 4 levels. Be prepared to spend at least 5 hrs here. It’s crazy to see how far Canada has come. There is also a children’s museum that is interactive for the kids. The museum...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 846samanthaf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an afternoon to spare, and chose this to pass the time. Definitely a time well spent experience. Interested in the whole history of Canada? You’ll see it here.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OntarioPilotCar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and wife and I had a great time at the museum. In particular we were blown away by the number and breadth of experiences at the Children's museum. The passport system was particularly cool.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jon N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Formerly known as the museum of civilization when it opened 30 years ago. Well laid out across three levels, not chronological but still worthwhile. The totem poles were impressive and you could touch . The Notman photo exhibit was on display, the vintage antique cameras...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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