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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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Gatineau, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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Ottawa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Gatineau, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The current Government of Canada changed the name of the museum, from the Canadian Museum of Civilization to the Canadian Museum of History. A stupid politically-motivated decision, but it does't diminish the Museum's excellent collection and display. A wonderful children's section and a great IMAX movie theatre. Enjoy!!!

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Bogor, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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36 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Canadian Museum of Civilization is definitely one of the best museums I've ever visited. The most impressive part of it is the Children's Museum. It contains miniature houses and interactive games from most parts of the world with lively colors. The massive and elegant multi-function hall can be rented for private events. Another really cool thing is the Storytelling Audio... More

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Buffalo, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Well this museum was under construction (which we were told after we bought the tickets). The whole 3rd floor is closed for renovation. Parts of the special exhibits were closed as well. Be careful in the future as they stated the 2nd floor will be closed too. The whole first floor is dedicated to the first peoples (which is just... More

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Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a good museum for those who are interested to know about history and civilization of Canada. I personally do not have much interest in history, but this museum tends to glue you. I kinda liked it (Oh! did I just said that :) ) The museum has few floors and each floor will take you to ancient Canada.... More

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