Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Plan a School Trip

The Museum of History and the Canadian Children’s Museum offer a full range of services and educational resources.

Before You Arrive

For a preview of what our Museum has in store for you, visit our Education section of the website. You will find visit planning resources, educational resources and information related to our school programs and special exhibitions.


Our Call Centre agents are available to take your booking and answer any of your questions, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Please call 819-776-7014 or 1-800-555-5621, or e-mail us at:


The Museum is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout most of the school year, Thursdays to 8 p.m. For information on seasonal variations of our hours of operation, please call 819-776-7014 or 1-800-555-5621. Please note that the Museum will be closed from January 5 to 9, 2015 for annual maintenance.


We recommend that your group arrives a minimum of 20 minutes before the scheduled start of your program. If you arrive at the Museum late, we cannot guarantee your reserved program or tour. In the event of inclement weather or other unexpected delays, please call en route to advise our Call Center at 819-776-7014 or 1-800-555-5621. Once your group is at the Group Entrance, please have one of your representatives check in at the ticket desk. Students will receive a brief welcome and orientation to the Museum before proceeding with their visit or program.

Adult Supervision

Teachers and parent helpers have an important role to play. We rely on your support to keep the group together during your program or tour, to solve any discipline problems that may arise, and to participate in smaller group work.


If your group is planning to stay for lunch, the Museum has a full-service cafeteria, where hot lunches, sandwiches, and snacks can be purchased. The Museum cafeteria offers group menus. Contact our Call Centre for more information on options and prices. If you wish to bring your own food, the Museum has a lunchroom at your disposal, next to the Group Entrance. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis so we recommend that you reserve your places upon arrival.

Personal Belongings

Storage lockers located in the Group Entrance area will be assigned to your group, free of charge.


The Museum is fully accessible. Should your group have any special needs, please mention them when you make your booking.

Additional Information

Not sure what program best suits your needs? Please call 819-776-7014 or 1-800-555-5621 to request further details about a particular program.

School Access Program

The Museum of History and the War Museum are pleased to offer a School Access Program. Schools that meet the criteria for participation are eligible for assistance towards a school program at the Museum of History, or the War Museum. For further information, please contact our Call Centre at 819-776-7014 or 1-800-555-5621 or e-mail us at

The School Access Program is made possible by the generous support of donors to the Museum’s Education Fund.

School Pre-visit Kit

Your Visit to Canada's Capital


Your Visit to Canada’s Capital, a curriculum-rich pre-visit resource, is exactly what you need to get your students excited about their upcoming trip!

Museum Hours

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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