Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau

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Established in 1856, Canadian Museum of History is one of the oldest museums in North America. Designed by architect Douglas Cardinal, the museum preserves more than 20,000 years of Canadian history and anthropology. Discover a vast range of exhibits showcasing events from aboriginal period and colonial era, as well as the modern Canadian nation and its diverse cultures. See the largest color photograph in the world, enjoy the view of the river and Parliament Hill from the Grand Hall, and immerse yourself in the rich history that has shaped Canada into the country it is today. To visit Canadian Museum of History and other attractions in Gatineau, use our Gatineau road trip site .
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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 pac...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • Great ride in Ottawa, especially while there is still snow in the city and the inviting cold for indoor rides. Interesting Museum with various attractions and exhibitions, it spends at least a whole period in it. We Paid on March 2019, 47 Canadian dollars, the couple, with fees.
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  • It's the most interesting place kids love to visit.Lots of activities for all ages.have kitchen area,boat,blue foam area different countries are represented. LOTS OF LEARNING IN A FUN PLAYING ENVIRONMENT. even it has art center ,and lots of different art activities are planned.Even one time there was Thomas exhibition too.my some enjoyed it a lot. Beside that that there is special exhibitions and First Nation is mind blowing. ITS AWESOME. On Every THURSDAY they are free from 5 to 8.
  • This museum was one of the most fascinating ones I have visited. I loved walking through each exhibit. Allow yourself a full day to see everything especially if you are hoping to catch a movie in the theater. Only downfall is no drinks allowed in any exhibit (for good reason) so make sure you finish your coffee before taking a stroll through it all! Loved this place and I would definitely go back when visiting Ottawa again!
  • This is museum is amazing in all sense. Architecturally it has been carved with perfection. The historical journey of Canada has been depicted in a very good manner. If you are history enthusiast, you will prefer to visit multiple times as you will not be able to cover everything in a single visit. It's content is huge. I would recommend every resident to visit at least once in their life to this museum.
  • Our family loves both the history and children's museum. It's a beautiful building with many interactive displays/activities. Cine+ shows some great movies on interesting educational topics. Cafes have many things to choose from.
  • Canada's history is incredibly deep and powerful. Could have spent a whole day here looking at the magnificent artifacts. Instead we didn't and had to go home but certainly enjoyed taking thousands of pictures of everything so I can look back on them.
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