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Gatineau: Canadian Museum of History Admission

Entry ticket

Gatineau: Canadian Museum of History Admission

From US$ 17.62 per person

Housed in a scenic riverfront building designed by Indigenous architect Douglas Cardinal, the Museum introduces visitors to 15,000 years of social and human history.

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  • Learn about more than 15,000 years of Canada’s rich history
  • Discover permanent and special exhibitions in galleries spread over four floors
  • Marvel at the world’s largest indoor collection of totem poles
Full description
The Canadian Museum of History is Canada’s national museum of human history. Located in Gatineau, Quebec, along the scenic riverfront across from Parliament Hill, the Museum is housed in an iconic building designed by Indigenous architect Douglas Cardinal. The Museum is one of Canada’s most popular cultural institutions, with a collection of more than 4 million items — including archaeological material, cultural objects, works of art, documents, and audiovisual material. In collaboration with Indigenous Peoples, the Museum shares the stories of the resilience and diversity of Indigenous cultures and histories across Canada. The Museum has the world’s largest indoor display of monumental poles, six traditional Native house fronts arranged in the shape of a 19th-century Northwest Coast village, contemporary works of Indigenous art, and a gallery dedicated to the achievements and traditions of Indigenous Peoples. The Museum is also home to the popular Canadian History Hall — a stunning showcase that provides access to 15,000 years of social history through personal stories and 1,500 authentic artifacts, many of which are national treasures. The Museum’s exhibitions examine the events, personalities and cultures that have shaped Canada. Sharing stories through multiple perspectives and voices, the Museum celebrates Canadian achievements while also exploring some of the country’s darker chapters. The Museum is also a destination of choice for major international exhibitions, which are often produced in partnership with the world’s most renowned institutions. In addition, you can explore the world through play with your children at the Canadian Children’s Museum and watch an inspiring, larger-than-life documentary films at Ciné+.
  • Admission to the Canadian Museum of History
  • Access to Canadian Children's Museum
  • Access to Ciné+
  • Access to permanent galleries
  • Access to special exhibitions
  • Multilingual Museum Guide app (available for download)
  • Complimentary coat check
  • Food or drinks
  • Parking

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the Canadian Museum of History (includes the Canadian Children’s Museum), 100 Rue Laurier, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. The museum is easily accessible from downtown Ottawa by foot, bicycle, public transit, Aqua-Taxi (summer) or car.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Food and drinks
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Museum opening hours vary seasonally
  • Parking is available on site
  • Children 12 years of age and above can visit the Museum by themselves
  • Children under 12 years of age need an adult escort
  • The Children's Museum remains closed
  • The CINÉ+ remains closed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 55 reviews

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Arrived around 12:45, grabbed a small bite and started our tour immediately. When we announced on the microphone that the Museum was closing in 15 minutes, we were surprised how quickly the time had passed. Luckily we had seen everything but we would have appreciated a little more time. The next visit we will go earlier or we will go when the museum closes later.

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July 20, 2022

Very emotional experience in learning the dark history of Canada's indigenous population being persecuted and oppressed, which still is ongoing today. But the overall, museum experience was fantastic in every way and suitable for all ages, also very good value for money.

October 4, 2022

Very easy to use and find meeting locations.

September 19, 2022

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