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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.
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  • Average9%
  • 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 2 days ago

I was there on Thursday when there is no entry fee after 5pm. I absolutely loved it. There was a hockey exhibition on at that time. Many kids around as well, so I would say it's a good place for families to go, as well.

Thank Katita99
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent a great couple of hours at this museum. It cost $20 to get in... which surprised me. So many musuem that I have been to dont charge any entry fee BUT this was worth it. The musuem was beautifully laid out and there is...More

Thank Raychsmithnz
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great building to see from the outside and hours of things to see inside. We started by taking photos outside and of across the river to Parliament Hill. Inside we worked our way up from ground floor to the top, taking in the history...More

Thank JudithandPaul2006
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of Canada's prime showpieces. You can spend a whole day here and not get through all the exhibits. My favorite was the Grand hall jammed with native totem poles, artifacts and lore, but all of Canada's founding people are represented here. There...More

Thank distancewalker
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I am totally in love with this museum! We went twice during our 3-week stay in Canada, and I would have come again, but my 8 year old would've gone berserk. I see the museum as a passage to 6 different worlds: 2 kids worlds...More

Thank Anna K
Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Museum and it's many exhibitions on the history of Canada's First Peoples. We hope that your stay in Canada was memorable and that you will visit us again soon! Regards, Stephanie...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum has a lot to offer inside and out. We really enjoyed the exhibits and our two grandchildren loved the Children's Museum. We also enjoyed walking by the river just outside of the museum and seeing the wildlife. One thing that was disappointing was...More

Thank Emily_Cattelan
Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your comments and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at the Canadian Museum of History. I have noted your comments and will share it with our Visitor Services team. We do close at 5pm daily, however are opened...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the new exhibit. History of Canada and its people from creation to present. Allow at least 3 hours to see all of exhibit. Great for kids and adults. Lots of information

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked across from Ottawa and purchased a three museum package visit to be used in three days. There is so much to see that it boggles the mind and keeps you constantly on the go to try and finish before the doors close. Everything...More

Thank Ross W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum in September and spent 4 hours wandering thru the recently redone areas, very well done. We could have spent more time but were tired...lots of walking and reading about various displays.

Thank OttawaKate2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't planned to visit the Museum of History but it was a great day. There are so many displays. You could easily spend a full or even 2 days here. Lots of details and the descriptions of the items were very well done. During...More

Thank Cheryl G
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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.
12 February 2017|
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Response from Stephanie F | Property representative |
Hello, indeed you can easily spend the entire day in the Museum! We usually recommend at least 3 hours to have time to see the permanent and special exhibitions, and catch a movie at CINÉ+. Visit our website for ongoing... More

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