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“Very educational and eye opening museum”

Canadian War Museum
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Owner description: The Canadian War Museum is more than a museum that is internationally renowned for its symbolic architecture; it is synonym for inspiring and touching stories. Canada's rich military history is showcased through personal stories, artwork, photographs and interactive presentations. Tour the extensive permanent exhibitions and expand your knowledge of the conflicts that shaped Canada, Canadians and the world, as well as the roll Canadians played in them.
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

I have been to this museum twice now, and it's very educational in terms of history, culture, the science, strategy and technology behind war and the military. There are displays that will make you emotional, but very tastefully demonstrates the effects of war. A real eye opener.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

the men sent us shopping and toured the war museum..my husband states that the in depth coverage was incredible..also he liked the perspective of canadian vs american..great photos and memoribilia

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

My family and I visit this museum regularly. It is a favourite for my 7 year old son. This is what we like about it:

- centrally located to downtown Ottawa
- great architectural design with lots of space to move
- exhibits are outstanding - something to see for every age
- a nice spot for lunch - either in the café or you can enjoy a picnic outside (we often bring a packed lunch with us and sit outside and enjoy the views)
- staff are helpful
- my son loves the armoured vehicle exhibit (permanent) on the bottom floor

Well worth the visit!

Thank kimette
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

The presentation of Canada and it's history is tastefully and brillantly presented. A must for all Canadians to visit.

Thank Elizabeth N
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Definate must see. Great for all ages. An excellent way to teach children about the history of war without frightening them. This is not my first visit and it won't be my last.

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