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“So So” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Canadian Museum of History

Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier St, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8, Canada
+1 819-776-7000
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Gatineau
Type: Children's Museums, History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Ontario
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“So So”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The last time we were here our kids were much younger. The 4th floor is under construction. The other floors haven't changed. The floor that has a new exhibit is on "snow", showing foot wear and clothing etc. I think it is good to visit once and especially with young children. The children's area allows kids to travel around the world in an afternoon :) We did also see an IMAX it was pretty pricey for the two of them.

Visited March 2014
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Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada
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“Good walk around”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The native part of the exhibit was my favourite, it's amazing to see that native people had a culture before the white man came to destroy it. It's amazing the tools they'd use in order to live their daily lives.
Went to the Canada hall and that was cool too. It's interesting to learn about your country through life-size replicas. I'd come back here.

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“Fun for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

History is dry for kids but the Childrens museum embedded inside the history makes up for it with kids.

The history museum itself is a nice building with a great view of the river and Parliament. The history exhibits themselves are kind of narrow in content, so it may or may not appeal to you. The Childrens' Museum was a smash hit for the under 10 crowd.

All is all a worthy stop in the Ottawa Museum Circuit!

Visited March 2014
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Confusing lay out but interesting nonetheless.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Came with hubby just before 3 pm on a Friday. Saw an IMAX film on the South Pacific which was excellent. Wandered out to the rest of the museum. Very confusing layout with few markers or signs to guide you. Museum closed at 5 so didn't getting to see everything. Not sure if there was anything else besides Canadian stuff. Enjoyed what little I did see and found the way they presented the information quite interesting.

Visited March 2014
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Gatineau, Québec
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“Museum for the whole family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is an excellent museum which all the family will enjoy! Old & young enjoy the Children's Museum…and there so much more! Imax was a hit with all the family and everyone enjoyed the main exhibit. We did not visit the Voodoo exhibit.

Visited January 2014
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