We are open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursday, with safety measures in place.

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Rediscover Your Museum

We can’t wait to see you again!

We are open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursday.

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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.

We’re thrilled to reopen, with access to most of our exhibitions. We look forward to welcoming you back with self-guided family activities, the special exhibition UNCEDED ‒ Voices of the Land, and perennial favourites like the Grand Hall and the Canadian History Hall.

Please note, the Canadian Children’s Museum remains temporarily closed due to its highly interactive experience. Other closures during this phase include the First Peoples Hall and CINÉ+.

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)

UNCEDED – Voices of the Land

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).

Landscape with water and rocks
UNCEDED – Voices of the Land

 

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Canadian History Hall

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.

View from Gallery 3
Canadian History Hall. Photo: Canadian Museum of History, IMG2017-0341-0010-Dm.

 

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Grand Hall and First Peoples of the Northwest Coast

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
Grand Hall. Photo: Canadian Museum of History, IMG2018-0032-0118-Dm.

 

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Canadian Stamp Collection

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.

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Canadian Stamp Collection. Photo: Canadian Museum of History, IMG2018-0032-0078-Dm.

 

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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.

Stamp Find

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.

Architectural Tour

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.

 

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Gallery Interpretation

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.

 

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Food Services

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.

 

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Gift Shop

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.

 

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Temporarily Closed / Unavailable

Canadian Children’s Museum
CINÉ+
First Peoples Hall
From Time Immemorial – Tsimshian Prehistory

Guided Tours

Guided tours will not be offered in September.

School Programs

On-site school programs will not be offered this fall.

 

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