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Canadian Museum of History

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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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 6 January 2013

Always interesting subjects (voodou, bog people, ...). My fave museum in the Outaouais/Ottawa region

Thank Highp
Reviewed 4 January 2013

This is a great museum; from the hall of the First Peoples to the Voodoo exhibition. Beautiful museum, easy to access from Ottawa and a wonderful kids venue.

Thank PeterBNJ
Reviewed 3 January 2013

This is by far the best Museum in the Ottawa/Gatineau area! The IMax theater is a decent size, the chairs don't move. The exhibitions are interesting and very well built with tons of things to look at. The childrens museam is enough to keep any...More

1  Thank southporcupine
Reviewed 1 January 2013

No matter what our government tries to "dictate" about its title and contents, this Cardinal building is unassailable. CMofC It is my favorite Canadian building! So lucky to have in the National Capital Region.

Thank susangibson
Reviewed 29 December 2012

A great museum with many different attraction and exhibitions. Lots of things to see and interact for kids. There is also the Imax movie theatre with great movies to enjoy. For children it is perfect and for school visits also. They have great school program...More

Thank lyse b
Reviewed 28 December 2012

Something for rveryone, young or old. It has a Children's Museum, the Postal Museum. Its a beautiful place, lots of interesting exhibits go visit 'The Village' just spectacular. The artwork is beautiful, a littlehsrd to navigate. Impressive museum....

Thank axxiefox
Reviewed 20 December 2012

The Canadian Museum of Civilization always have very interesting expositions for all ages. From the architecture to the IMAX dome theater everything in this museum is mind blowing! It's a must on your list of things to do.

Thank OTTopRater
Reviewed 19 December 2012

It's an interesting place to visit, but I remember there being a lot more exhibitions years ago when I first visited.

Thank nvr_fd_away
Reviewed 18 December 2012

I went to the museum with my parents about 3 years ago or so. It was our first few monthes in Canada and we were still trying to dicover our new country. We went there on march break there were many thing to do and...More

Thank Deana M
Reviewed 14 December 2012

I go regularly to this museum and always enjoy it. The permanent exhibit is fun for the whole family, the children's museum is always fun (even for adults) and the temporary exhibits are always very informative and interesting. The changes announced by the governement might...More

Thank Ameliefb
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Zelda S
11 September 2017|
Response from BobH1970 | Reviewed this property |
5 minutes walk
Jack L
10 June 2017|
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Response from paritala k | Reviewed this property |
Underground parking. I think we paid $13 to stay there all day.