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Canadian Museum of History

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Address: 100 Laurier St, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 819-776-7000
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Thu 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization At Canada's most visited...
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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decided to check out this museum while staying in Gatineau, Glad that i did as i found it toi be most interesting . You will need an good 4 hours or so to look at things and take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Montreal, Quebec
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Great for kids but the main expo is in renovation until 2017 ! So check before you go there as you may have to see the kids dedicated area and some few aspects about the first nation people.

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Laval, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

decided to check out this museum while staying in Gatineau, Glad that i did as i found it toi be most interesting . You will need an good 4 hours or so to look at things and take in all the exhibts.

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Georgetown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful building to spend a couple of hours in. The displays were of a high quality and my kids liked the small children's museum that was there as well. There were also some traveling exhibits, Terry Fox, the Confederation, and The Greeks, but we didn't go into any of them as we spent all of our time looking... More 

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Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

At the time we visited we saw "The Greeks, Agamemnon to Alexander The Great". Worth seeing as they have actual and replicas of findings from nearly 5000 years ago. There is also a display of an archeologists findings of a grave with actual an actual skeleton and what was buried with the princess. There was also a display of "The... More 

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Braunschweig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We have visited it with our 2 kids. There is a lot to discover and you should take a whole day if you really want to see and read the displays. The exhibition is made with many details and a lot of love is really remarkable and amongst the best I have ever seen. There is also a lot of... More 

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Orillia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

A very cool place to visit. I really enjoyed learning about a lot of Canadian history. The native American exhibit was beautiful.

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Victoria BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An easy walk across the bridge from downtown, the Museum is worth the time it takes to get there. The First Nations exhibit is very good and provides a nice background on our first peoples, including those who are alive (not just the history of Canada's aboriginal population), which I really liked.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

What a wonderful afternoon we spent in this museum. A "not to be missed" experience. Great exhibits and a very interesting insight into Canada's history. You could spend a couple of days just wandering throught the various exhibition halls

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The best deal is to pay for entry to this museum and the war museum. One of the best deals to be had as far as sightseeing goes in Ottawa. The IMAX show was pretty cool but the exhibits are similar to those you'd see elsewhere in Canada, the museum of anthropology in Vancouver or the Glenbow in Calgary, if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This museum allows you to learn a lot of Canad's history, mainly of the first nations. The exhibit itself is great, but the more interactive part about the current life of native people is really impressive and fascinating. A real must-see if you are in Ottawa/Gatineau.

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Additional Information about Canadian Museum of History

Address: 100 Laurier St, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 819-776-7000
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Outaouais Region  >  Gatineau
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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