The Canadian Museum of History is closed until further notice due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions.

Please visit our website for rich and dynamic digital offerings throughout the closure. The Canadian War Museum remains open — book your tickets to the War Museum here.

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Museum at Home

When you can’t come to the Museum, let us bring the Museum to you. Explore the Canadian History Hall in a 360˚ tour. Visit a virtual exhibition or two. Enjoy some family fun with crafts and games. Try a vintage recipe. Watch a film. Check out the Teachers’ Zone. Search the collections.

Connect with your history.

Activities

Bring the Museum home through this carefully selected series of activities offering educational fun for everyone.

 

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Acquisitions

Rick Hansen donated the collection from his Man In Motion World Tour to the Museum, where it has become part of the National Collection, preserved for its significance to Canada.

 

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Blog

Follow our stories in posts highlighting Museum exhibitions, significant dates in Canadian history, current research, publications, the National Collection and more.

 

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Canadian History Hall

Explore Canada’s story online. Take a virtual 360˚ tour of the Canadian History Hall; discover key historical people and events via an interactive timeline; read 18 stories illuminating the richness of our shared experience; and check out our blog, featuring articles by Museum historians.

 

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CINÉ+ at Home

All aboard! Witness the remarkable story of how the nation’s first transcontinental railway was built against next-to-impossible odds.

A special thank you to our distributor, The Stephen Low Company, for making this film available to our visitors.

 

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Collections

From Indigenous experiences to professional sports, from popular culture to folk art, explore more than 200,000 digitized objects from our collections. You can search via keyword or browse using our random search function.

 

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Educational Resources

Our new Teachers’ Zone makes it easy to bring Canadian history into your home or virtual classroom. Jam-packed with content, the Teachers’ Zone features three packages: Stories of Confederation, Think Like a Historian, and Women of New France.

Each package includes a selection of digitized objects, archival documents, video and audio clips, and suggestions for activities. Objects can also be browsed separately, and each includes questions to spark creative thinking.

 

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Exhibitions

Explore this country’s story through our many online exhibitions, learn about the creation of Alex Janvier’s dazzling ceiling painting, Morning Star/Gambeh Then’, and step into the shoes of the women and men of New France.

 

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Videos

View our online videos for some great behind-the-scenes content. Explore the Museum’s stunning architecture, learn more about one of our most mysterious artifacts, and meet some of the Indigenous architects featured in the exhibition UNCEDED – Voices of the Land.

 

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World: Ancient Civilizations

Delve into the history of cultures beyond Canada’s borders in two of our most popular online exhibitions about ancient civilizations.

 

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Canadian War Museum

For more on this country’s military history and how it has shaped both Canada and the wider world, a visit to the Canadian War Museum and its Museum at Home webpage is a must.

 

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