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Canadian War Museum

1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
+1 800-555-5621
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Canadian War Museum Admission
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The Canadian War Museum is more than a museum that is internationally renowned for its symbolic architecture; it is synonym for inspiring and touching stories. Canada's rich military history is showcased through personal stories, artwork, photographs and interactive presentations. Tour the extensive permanent exhibitions and expand your knowledge of the conflicts that shaped Canada, Canadians and the world, as well as the roll Canadians played in them.
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1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were here for several hours. It was quite educational. We are USA citizens and were very impressed with the number of unique and significant artifacts housed here. My 15 year old daughter loved this museum and says it was her favorite thing we did...More

Thank GrillinGator
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent a lot of time here but had to leave , so concentrated on the WW1 & WW 2 rooms, which were excellent but we missed the other two galleries and the tank exhibition. If they were as good as the world war galleries then...More

Thank Ian W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Iam very glad went to the war Museum and realize so much History there and I did enjoy the visit and would recommend it to Anyone.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Can only comment on the building as only visited the perimeter, foyer and memorial room. Excellent architecture. Clever use of morse code on the chimney/fin visible from outside ("lest we forget..."). The memorial stone is free / accessible to all, and well worth a moment...More

Thank AbitCrisp
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is huge and can take hours to go through. My kids favourite was the large collection of tanks. If you plan on visiting three of the large area museums, there is a pass you can buy for $35. Thursday evenings 5pm-8pm free admission...More

Thank mrpetsaver
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow. I was blown away by the exhibits here. Totally unexpected stuff. Hitler's car being here was my biggest shock. The collection of tanks is crazy. Make time for this jewel. Well worth the price.

Thank wonderhacker649
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've seen many war museums throughout the world and this one is one of the best that I've seen. So easy to navigate through, plan at least 4-5 hours.

Thank BingJ1893
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderfully educational, informative and well thought out displays. Would thoroughly recommend visiting and is suitable for children and adults alike. You could easily spend a day here listening, watching and looking at exhibits or just dip into for a couple of hours.

Thank sandkey2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular museum. Exhibits are wonderful. I took my grandsons here. My youngest is very interested in the 1st and 2nd wars. When we were there we came across a computer. I input my grandfather's name and my great uncle's name and up popped their army...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The information in the museum is summarised really well. It's easy to follow and doesn't feel too crowded. There aren't hundreds of items on display which actually helps you remember what you've seen. The cafe is quite expensive so consider bringing your own food.

Thank Tereza T
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dlkavcic
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Response from Carrie S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is. Most of it is metered.
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emmahayley
16 May 2017|
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Hello, the Canadian War Museum is fully accessible by wheelchair and by scooter. We have elevators throughout the Museum and parking spaces for those using wheelchairs on level P1. Courtesy wheelchairs, a motorized... More
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haligonia
12 February 2017|
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Response from Stephanie F | Property representative |
Hello, as well advised by John H, you should plan at least 3 to 4 hours to visit. The Museum has five permanent galleries, as well as a special exhibition to visit. Check our website for a list of all programs available the... More
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