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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%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
100 Laurier St, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8, Canada
+1 819-776-7000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots to see and learn here. You could easily spend the majority of a day looking through exhibits if you wished. Exhibits have interacting parts that would make it fun for youngsters. Cafes on site for a quick meal if you wished. Parking is a...More

Thank Trimblt
Reviewed 2 days ago

Inside exhibitions and outside view are both EXCELLENT! We came after spent lots of time and photos on the Parliament of Canada. Guess what? The view from across the Ottawa River is even better from Canadian Museum of History. must see Morning Star - Alex...More

Thank UM-Ann-Arbor-SRO
Reviewed 3 days ago

First off, we usually do not tend to do museums on holidays but we had heard so much that we had to give it a try. Beautiful exhibits, very well laid out, spacious, entertaining and informative. Very well done. Makes you proud to be a...More

Thank SHEAMUSToronto
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are visiting Ottawa, it is worth crossing the bridge to Gatineau to visit this museum. We found the First Nations gallery the most interesting, but if you don't know much about Canadian history, the other galleries offer an excellent overview. I would have...More

Thank RobTor
Reviewed 6 days ago

The architecture in this building is so awesome. The exhibits are so interesting and informative. The Children's interactive area is great to peak the interests of the younger ones. Setting is beautiful with views of the Ottawa River and behind Parliament hill. Would recommend a...More

Thank Ilovecuba2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to spend a few hours learning the history of Canada this is warmly recommended. Lots of things to see and learn!

Thank 73Northernlights
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of History is now one of the best museums in the National Capital Region thanks to the Canadian History Exhibit that opened on Canada Day. We only got to sample a third of the exhibit (modern history), but it was one of the...More

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Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to share your experience. We really appreciate receiving visitor comments and feedback. We have a passionate team of experts that worked very hard for over 5 years on the Canadian History Hall. Reading comments and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This well visited Museum focuses primarily on Canada's "Human History" and the multi-cultural character. The Museum also has a Children's Museum and a film component. The exhibits are most interesting.. but hard to see/understand in one visit!! There are also special prices for seniors and...More

Thank smdoctoroff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see and learn at this museum. Some interesting exhibits, lots of facts about Canada I didn't know, and pretty much the most Canadian special exhibit possible- Hockey! Also enjoyed the craft show going on while we were there- some very nice booths, and...More

Thank Rasmuss89
Reviewed 1 week ago

Look at. This is a world-wide Museum. The venue is splendid to walk over the Bridge from Hull, Quebec. and back to Ontario. Please, bring a pair of walking shoes and walk on the bridge. Let's say a person or couple walks from the Ottawa...More

Thank Robin K
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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
13 August 2016|
Response from 4570Govt | Reviewed this property |
It's hidden on the lower level, tucked in a corner past all the other food concessions... you really have to look for it!