About Us

About Us

The Canadian Museum of History welcomes over 1.2 million visitors each year to its celebrated complex in the heart of the National Capital Region, making it the country’s most-visited museum. With roots stretching back to 1856, it is one of Canada’s oldest public institutions and a respected centre of museological excellence, sharing its expertise in history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies both within Canada and abroad.

The Museum of History safeguards a collection of close to 4 million artifacts and specimens, including some of Canada’s most valued national treasures. The Museum preserves, explores and presents the history of Canada and the world through both permanent and temporary exhibitions. It is also home to the Canadian Children’s Museum and an IMAX® Theatre.

Architectural Tour

Written in Stone
Written in Stone

An architectural tour of the Canadian Museum of History

Exhibition Galleries

Exhibition Galleries

Visit the Museum Galleries

The Canadian Museum of History has roughly 25,000 square metres of display space, spread over four floors in its Museum Building.

Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thur: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8
Tel: 1-800-555-5621
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