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Hours of Operation

Location and Directions

Group Entrance

The Museum of History has a designated private group entrance underground for drop-off and pick-up of visitors. The group entrance is a nice area where visitors are welcomed to the Museum and group registration is processed with the Group Leader. A coat check for the group is available.

Bus Parking

Free parking is available year round at the Robert Guertin Arena, located at 125 Carillon street in Gatineau, a few minutes from the Museum.

Special Needs


  • Group and FIT rates and policies (Tour Operators) (From January 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017)
  • The group rate applies to groups of 20 people or more.
  • Free admission for children under the age of three.
  • When you buy a combination including activities at the Museum of History and the War Museum, tickets are valid for three consecutive days – STARTING ON THE DAY OF THE FIRST VISIT.
  • Each combination of experiences applies to a single group. They cannot be separated and are non-transferable.
  • As the Canadian Children’s Museum can be very busy, you are strongly advised to reserve a time slot. If attendance is high, groups without a reservation may not be permitted access.
  • Adult group leaders must remain with students or children at all times.
  • Admission fees are subject to change. All taxes are included.
  • Prices may vary for special-featured films.


Call Center: 819 776-7014 or 1 800 555-5621
Fax: 819 776-8279


Visitor Guide

Museum of History Information Sheet for Tour Guides

Seasonal and Tourism Brochures / Promotional Material

To order brochures, posters and promotional material, please contact our Information and Promotions Assistant at 819 776-7093.


Calendar of exhibitions for 2015-2017

Student Market Products and Services



Call Center: 819 776-7014 or 1 800 555-5621
Fax: 819 776-8279

Group Meals | Guided Tours | IMAX Theatre | Education | FIT | Programs and Activities for Groups | Facility Rentals | Special Groups

Group Meals

The Museum of History offers group meal options for small and large groups, from casual cafeteria style to fine dining.

Bistro Boréal
The Bistro Boréal offers a tasty, affordable menu in an amazing decor and ambiance inspired by northern lights. Renowned chef Martin de Board has created a menu inspired by a selection of classic Canadian ingredients. Outside terrace opened in the summer.
2015 Group Menu and Prices for Lunch

Voyageurs Cafeteria
The Voyageurs Cafeteria offers a wide range of breakfast, lunch, box lunch and snack options. The Cafeteria offers a large terrace overlooking the Ottawa River and Parliament Hill.
2015 Group Menu and Prices for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The Lunchbox
The Lunchbox, located near the Group Reception Area, is ideal for student groups who prefer to bring their lunch. It has drink and snack machines and can accommodate 140 people at a time. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Guided Tours

Through artifact collections, research, exhibitions and public programs, the Museum works to preserve the heritage of Canadians and promote the cultures of Canada and the world.

Grand Tour
Discover the highlights and must-sees of the Museum with this 45 minute Grand Tour. Learn about the architecture of the Museum, the Grand Hall and the First People traditions.

IMAX Theatre

Enrich your museum visit and offer your groups a unique journey through history, culture, adventure and nature with stunning films that will touch and inspire you.

Current IMAX film trailers and schedule.

The IMAX Theatre offers a wide selection of films in library for private screenings. A minimum of 55 persons is required. Check out the wide selection of films by viewing our Filmography.

Education and School Programs

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FIT Programs

If you are a Tour Operator specializing in FIT products and would like to set up an FIT contract, please contact Stéphanie Fortin, Tourism and Marketing Officer, at 819 776-7086 or

Facility Rentals

The Museum of History and the War Museum offer a wide choice of multi-purpose spaces for small or large gatherings of up to 1,200 people. Whether you are planning a banquet, reception, performance or meeting, we have breathtaking spaces that will simply wow your clients.
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Special Groups

Need help planning a special group, looking for different ideas or have special requirements?

Contact us with your needs and it will be our pleasure to assist you.

Stéphanie Fortin, Tourism and Marketing Officer
819 776-7086 /


You would like to experience the Museum for yourself or plan a site visit? Contact us for a familiarization tour of the Museums. Send a request to the Tourism and Marketing Officer at


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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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