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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  • I read the reviews before I went, and then I read them again - and now I know that all the 5 star reviews are on point! This place is absolutely amazing! I came with my young daughter, but I could...  more »
  • Visited the museum by booking tickets online for our family of 5. Access to the museum is limited to a 30 minute guided tour of the hall with the totem poles. Guide was very informative and...  more »
  • 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 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!
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