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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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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

We went to Gatineau after a day at Calypso water park and stayed for a night. Went to the museum the next day, real nice activity, It was a great smart moment.

Thank Josee L
Reviewed yesterday

Went to see the new and much anticipated Canada Hall but, most unfortunately, left feeling very disappointed. The underlying themes were based on political history which presented a very dry telling of our collective history. The old Hall connected and inspired the visitor through hands-on...More

Thank Jas C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Simply put, you come away from a visit to this museum with a sense of gratitude for the privilege of living in this marvelous country. There are too many highlights to mention. This is a must see for everyone.

Thank Lorraine V
Reviewed 3 days ago

A huge collection of galleries and artifacts from the earliest times of European settlement in Canada to the occasion of the country's 150th anniversary of Confederation. Strong representations of indigenous cultures in Canada, with some thought-provoking displays. Very well laid out in a chronological sequence....More

Thank Z1854TEgeorgeh
Reviewed 3 days ago

what a treat we have been to the Museum several times but though the permanent exhibits are so well done (and we do see them over and over) this time we focused on the temporary exhibits. The first one was about hockey and how it...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 3 days ago

My son and I both loved this place. The hockey exhibit was amazing, very interactive. My son also had a blast in the children's museum. Would certainly recommend, there is something for everyone.

Thank Habscouple
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Children's Museum inside of the History Museum is the highlight of the admission fee. The History Museum was on point with some beautiful displays and some amazing facts about Canada but after 3 hours got to be a little much. Skip the movie. It's...More

Thank OilerRob
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum does a phenomenal job of giving background of various cultural periods of time, as well as important pieces of social concern.

Thank Jassy D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went into the Special Exhibition Hall and found this wonderful display of hockey memorabilia from pre-Confederation to today. It was a trip down memory lane for me. They even had the program from the first Leafs game that I ever attended back in 1964....More

Thank SweetD
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved this museum, but by the time we got there, we only had a little over an hour there, so we had to rush through it. The exhibits that we did get to go to were amazing though. Everything was so well done and...More

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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
14 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!