We’re thrilled to reopen, with access to most of our exhibitions
The Canadian Museum of History is now open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursday.
General admission fees have been reduced, and children ages 7 and under get in free. Please book your timed admission ticket online to ensure your spot. All visitors, including Museum Members, are required to have a ticket.
Following provincial guidelines, and to ensure a safe and memorable experience for all, we are limiting the number of visitors inside the Museum through timed online ticketing. Other safety measures include masks inside the Museum (mandatory for visitors ages 10 and up, but highly recommended for ages 2 and up), signage for physical distancing and increased cleaning.
At this time, Second Cup Coffee Co.TM is the only food service available at the Museum. Parking is available at the regular rates.
For more on what to see and do at the Museum, please scroll down, or plan your visit here.
For your safety, some interactive elements in the exhibitions are temporarily unavailable.
We can’t wait to see you again!
- Exhibitions (Reopening September 2)
- Self-Guided Family Activities
- Gallery Interpretation
- Food Services
- Gift Shop
- Temporarily Closed / Unavailable
- More activities
Exhibitions (Reopening September 2)
This breathtaking multimedia installation — led by world-renowned Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, and co-curated by Gerald McMaster and David Fortin — brings together the past, present and future of the Indigenous experience, as seen through the eyes and minds of 18 distinguished Indigenous architects and designers from across Turtle Island (North America).
UNCEDED – Voices of the Land
Explore the journey of a country and its people. Discover the events, personalities and historical currents that have shaped Canada — from time immemorial to the present day.
Canadian History Hall. Photo: Canadian Museum of History, IMG2017-0341-0010-Dm.
One of the world’s most spectacular museum spaces, the Grand Hall features a large collection of historical totem poles, and six house fronts designed and developed by Indigenous peoples of Canada’s Northwest Coast. Be sure to take in Bill Reid’s iconic sculpture, Spirit of Haida Gwaii, and Morning Star, Alex Janvier’s breathtaking painting on our domed ceiling.
Grand Hall. Photo: Canadian Museum of History, IMG2018-0032-0118-Dm.
Explore the history of Canadian philately in a gallery featuring every Canadian stamp ever issued, from the Three-Penny Beaver to the most recent releases.
Canadian Stamp Collection. Photo: Canadian Museum of History, IMG2018-0032-0078-Dm.
Self-Guided Family Activities
Drop by Information, located in the Main Lobby, and pick up one or more of these free handouts featuring fun self-guided activities.
Mark Your History
Discover some of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada’s identity, as you learn more about this country’s fascinating story.
Explore the Canadian Stamp Collection and discover some of Canada’s best-known musical artists. Look for missing words or names on postage stamps to complete a crossword puzzle.
Take a walk around the Museum grounds and discover the fascinating symbolism of its architecture. Learn more about the inspiration that architect Douglas Cardinal drew from the Canadian landscape.
Museum Quest — Outdoor Edition
Go on an outdoor family adventure with the Museum Quest handout as your guide. Explore the Museum grounds and the surrounding environment, learn about Indigenous art and share your findings with your social bubble.
Each of our friendly program interpreters has in-depth knowledge to share, along with specially chosen props to help history come to life for you and your social bubble. Look for them in the Grand Hall and the Canadian History Hall.
At this time, Second Cup Coffee Co.TM is the only food service available at the Museum. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursday. The Panorama Café is closed.
The Gift Shop is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursday. You can also shop online.
Temporarily Closed / Unavailable
Guided tours will not be offered in September.
On-site school programs will not be offered this fall.