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Canadian Museum of History

100 Laurier St, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8, Canada
819-776-7000
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Ranked #1 of 26 attractions in Gatineau
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums, Children's Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discover the wealth of Canada’s cultural heritage as you travel across 1,000 years of history through life-size reconstructions at Canada’s national... more » Owner description: Discover the wealth of Canada’s cultural heritage as you travel across 1,000 years of history through life-size reconstructions at Canada’s national museum of human history. Take in the beauty of this architectural jewel and stunning riverside setting.Get acquainted with some of the remarkable individuals who have shaped our nation. Explore the traditions and achievements of its First Peoples. Marvel at the world’s largest collection of totem poles. Tour our many special and permanent exhibitions, be a kid (again) at the Children’s Museum and view an stunning film in our IMAX 3D Theatre.A must-see in the Grand HallEnhanced and redesigned, the exhibition about the First Peoples of Canada’s Pacific Northwest Coast in the Grand Hall reopens anew in February 2013. « less
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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

We went to visit this Museum last week .You could spend hours there, wandering it's four floors and learning all about Canadian history, from it's very first settlers. The museum is light, modern and very well set out, with plenty of hands on stuff for children to see and touch. There is also a children's museum on the second floor... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately the day my husband and I visited the museum it was pouring outside, we walked over the Rideau Bridge from the City of Ottawa to Gatineau. It was such a pity the weather was so bad because we didn't get the full spectacular view from the bridge of the river Ottawa and the Parliament building. The museum itself was... More

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Regina, SK, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This museum, with it's new name, is just across the river from Ottawa, and what a museum! The sheer size of the main First Nations exhibit area is amazing. As you go down the escalator from the main entrance, you can see the entire exhibit, which is brilliantly lit by the natural light of floor to ceiling windows that are... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum in late 2012, and really enjoyed it! The history they show is directly related to the average Canadian, as opposed to museums like the ROM here in Toronto which is interesting but emphasizes ancient egypt, etc which is harder to connect to. The exhibits with the town storefronts and the Japanese fishing boat section were both... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This museum has a wonderful play and learn section for young kids that is alot of fun . The exhibites are wonderful for the adults. If given the chance the to go for an event with the food included it is well worth it The location is spectacular, being right accross from the Parliament hills.

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Ottawa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

You visit there more for the setting tan for the contents. One of the most interesting buildings I have ever seen. There is not a straight wall in this building. BEAUTIFUL grounds with great view on the parliament buildings across the Ottawa river. Great for walks around the area. 15-20 minute walk across a bridge to the parliament building and... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great museum for adults and children . IMAX theatre educational,fun,and often spectacular. Wonderful children's "hands on" section. Easy parking and access.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

for those who are wandering what is the difference between that museum and the museum of Civilization, it's the same museum, same place, it was and it is still an excellent museum to visit, a To DO when visiting the region.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a great place if you are interested in Canadian history with a walk true from the very beginning of the first visitors to the land of Canada. Also as a big section for kids , a big gallery about American Indians and a Imax/Omnidome theatre that mostly shows documentaty.

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The title says it all. Great adventure for all awaits you.See how and who lived in yester years. See how the worked, played fought etc.See a fantastic display of totem poles. Learn about those who discovered Canada and also learn about the native people who lived and roamed around Canada.

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