Please note that the Museum will be closed to the public on Thursday, February 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to an event. We will be open that day from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and admission will be free! Thank you for your understanding.

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“1856-2006: 150 Years of Knowledge, Collections and Discovery”
The Canadian Museum of Civilization began its life in May 1856, as part of the Geological Survey of Canada. The young museum grew into the National Museum of Canada and then, into the National Museum of Man. In 1986, it became the Canadian Museum of Civilization, moving into its magnificent Gatineau building three years later.