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“a family museum” 4 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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$33*
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Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #2 of 37 things to do in Gatineau
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
Gatineau, Canada
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“a family museum”
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.

Visited August 2013
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“Museum of History”
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 to the museum of art (worth the walk).
Interesting totem poles inside the building. IMAX and OMNIMAX theatres if you like that kind of thing.
GREAT kid museum if you have kids from 2 to 10. They will love the interaction with the exhibits (wearing costumes etc.)

Visited May 2013
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“Visit this museum often!”
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.

Visited September 2013
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“excellent museum”
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.

Visited May 2013
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“I live near it and I'm a big fan of museams”
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.

Visited November 2013
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