Reopening of the Canadian Museum of History

February 3, 2021


For immediate release

Gatineau, Quebec, February 3, 2021 — The Canadian Museum of History is pleased to welcome visitors back as of 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, when it reopens to the public.

The Museum of History will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 7 p.m. on Thursdays. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Most of our exhibitions are now open, with physical distancing and safety measures in place. Please be sure to follow directional signage and other temporary restrictions. And don’t forget that you must book your timed admission ticket online (available as of February 5) before you visit.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the majestic Grand Hall; the Canadian History Hall — the Museum’s emblematic exhibition, which is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition on the history of this country ever developed; the Canadian Stamp Collection, which highlights every stamp issued in Canada; the First Peoples Hall, which celebrates the history and diversity of the Indigenous peoples of Canada; the special display, Highlights From the Rick Hansen Man In Motion World Tour Collection, which explores how teamwork and public support can inspire global change; and UNCEDED – Voices of the Land, a multimedia installation that 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).

Due to its highly interactive experience, the Canadian Children’s Museum remains temporarily closed. The CINÉ+, Panorama Café, Bistro Boréal and Second Cup are also currently closed. Vending machines featuring snacks and cold beverages are available. And for the time being, the Gift Shop will only be open on the weekends. To ensure a safe and memorable experience for all, a number of safety measures are in place.

The Museum will also continue to present rich and dynamic digital offerings at Check back often for updates, or follow us on our social media channels.

Our sister institution, the Canadian War Museum, remains closed until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or are not feeling well, please postpone your visit until you are feeling better.

Work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

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Media contact:

Stéphanie Verner
Media Relations Officer
Telephone: 613-850-3329