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The Canadian Museum of History is a renowned cultural institution that hosts a wide range of events each year. With its unique architectural features, outstanding collections and world-class rental facilities, the Museum is certain to leave a positive and lasting impression of your special event.

Whether you are planning an intimate banquet, cocktail reception, conference, meeting, or even a dream wedding, your guests are sure to enjoy an unforgettable experience. Options include our internationally renowned Grand Hall — with its large indoor collection of totem poles and house fronts — and the elegant circular Hub in our new signature gallery, the Canadian History Hall.

COVID-19: Safety Measures for Special Events

The Museum is happy to welcome you back for your next event!

To ensure a safe and memorable experience for all, we are implementing a number of safety measures for special events at the Museum.

If a guest is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or is not feeling well, we ask that they please stay home.

Museum Access

Please be sure to follow directional signage and other temporary restrictions.


Masks inside the Museum are no longer required but are highly recommended. To keep our staff and other visitors safe, please place your used disposable mask in a garbage receptacle or take it home with you when you leave the Museum.

Physical Distancing

Guests are expected to respect physical distancing measures both inside the Museum and on the grounds. Signage has been added to remind guests to stay a safe distance — 2 metres (6 feet) — from those outside their social group.

We also ask that all guests observe the following protocols:

  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow, rather than into your hand.
  • Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer often.
  • Avoid any unnecessary touching of surfaces at the Museum.

Cleaning Protocols

We have significantly increased the frequency and extent of cleaning at the Museum. All surfaces — such as door handles, countertops, elevator buttons and handrails — are disinfected frequently throughout the day, and washroom cleaning is a priority.

Depending on the nature of the event, additional cleaning services may be required.

Gloves, Hand Sanitizer and Handwashing

Gloves are not required. We have increased the number of hand sanitizer dispensers, and designated washrooms are open for guests to wash their hands with soap and water.

Elevators and Escalators

Elevator buttons and handrails are cleaned frequently, but elevator access remains limited to one person or social group at a time. Escalators will be functioning, but physical distancing measures will apply.

Canadian War Museum

Renowned as one of the country’s architectural gems, the Canadian War Museum sits near the banks of the Ottawa River and offers a unique experience, with its world-acclaimed architecture, scenic vistas, impressive halls, intimate conference rooms and state of the art theatre are guaranteed to ensure the success of your special event.

Canadian War Museum Facility Rentals

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