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Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Museum of History building with us!

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On June 29 and 30, celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Museum of History building with us!

Since its inauguration on June 29, 1989, the emblematic building of the Canadian Museum of History has stood majestically on the banks of the Ottawa River. Designed by Canadian Indigenous architect Douglas Cardinal, the Museum of History is considered one of the most striking architectural masterpieces of the 20th century. The award-winning building, with its dramatic, curved lines, is one of Canada’s top-ten architectural wonders and attracts admirers from all over the world.

Do you remember Museum admission prices back in 1989?

We have a surprise in store for you on June 29 and 30! To mark the 35th birthday of the Canadian Museum of History building, we’re rolling back admission fees to 1989 as our little gift to you.

Special weekend rates:
Adults: $9.75; Seniors: $6.75; Students: $6.75; Children: $4.50

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Be sure to join us this weekend!

CINÉ+

In honour of this special occasion, CINÉ+ will be dusting off its original 70 mm projector to present films incorporating its iconic dome screen. Visitors are invited to take a walk on the wild side with two classic films.

Share your memories on social media

What exhibitions or memories from the Museum building over the past 35 years hold a special place in your heart?
Use #CanMusHistory35 in your social media posts to help us go on a nostalgic journey!

Over the past 35 years, the Museum has welcomed dignitaries, including Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince and Princess of Wales, Canadian prime ministers, US presidents and many others.
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And you? Have you attended special events at the Museum? Share your #TBT pictures with #CanMusHistory35 and join us on June 29 and 30 for 1989 admission prices as we celebrate the anniversary of the Museum Building. ➡ Follow the link in our bio
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#CanMusHistory #HistoryMuseum #OutaouaisFun #MyOttawa #CanMusHistory35 #1989 #1980s #TBT #ThrowBackThursday

Over the past 35 years, the Museum has welcomed dignitaries, including Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince and Princess of Wales, Canadian prime ministers, US presidents and many others.
🎉
And you? Have you attended special events at the Museum? Share your #TBT pictures with #CanMusHistory35 and join us on June 29 and 30 for 1989 admission prices as we celebrate the anniversary of the Museum Building. ➡ Follow the link in our bio
🎉
#CanMusHistory #HistoryMuseum #OutaouaisFun #MyOttawa #CanMusHistory35 #1989 #1980s #TBT #ThrowBackThursday
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Totally tubular flashback, dudes and dudettes! Dig deep into the memory banks. Remember what Museum admission prices were in 1989? 
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Well, guess what? We've got rad news for you! On June 29 and 30, to commemorate the 35th anniversary of our awesome Museum building, we're dialing back the clock to those epic 1989 admission prices!
🔺
Dust off those neon leg warmers, tease your hair and book your ticket as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of our stellar Museum building! ➡️ Follow the link in our bio
🎟️ 
#CanMusHistory #HistoryMuseum #OutaouaisFun #MyOttawa #CanMusHistory35 #1989 #1980s #Flashback

Totally tubular flashback, dudes and dudettes! Dig deep into the memory banks. Remember what Museum admission prices were in 1989?
🎉
Well, guess what? We`ve got rad news for you! On June 29 and 30, to commemorate the 35th anniversary of our awesome Museum building, we`re dialing back the clock to those epic 1989 admission prices!
🔺
Dust off those neon leg warmers, tease your hair and book your ticket as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of our stellar Museum building! ➡️ Follow the link in our bio
🎟️
#CanMusHistory #HistoryMuseum #OutaouaisFun #MyOttawa #CanMusHistory35 #1989 #1980s #Flashback
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Become a member

If you become a member of the Museum or renew your membership on June 29 or 30, you will receive a gift of 35 additional days to your annual membership. For details, visit the Museum’s membership page.

Sharing our stories: Thirty-five years at the Canadian Museum of History

Memories, memories! Watch a video with 35 years of memories at the Canadian Museum of History.

Dates & Times
English French
Saturday, June 29, 2024
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 30, 2024
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.