The Canadian Museum of History is now open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 7 p.m. on Thursday.
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 12 and up, but highly recommended for ages 2 and up), signage for physical distancing and increased cleaning.
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!
- Live Performance
- Self-Guided Family Activities
- Gift Shop
- Food Services
- Temporarily Closed / Unavailable
(Until August 22, 2021)
Travel back in time to the ancient Egypt of 3,500 years ago, where you’ll encounter women of power and influence. This major exhibition features more than 300 iconic objects, including monumental statues, frescoes, sarcophagi, funerary objects and jewellery, associated with legendary queens such as Nefertari, Nefertiti and Hatshepsut.
Please note: A timed admission ticket does not correspond to a guaranteed time to visit Queens of Egypt. To ensure a safe and memorable experience for all, access to the exhibition will be limited. You may be required to wait in line to enter. Thank you for your understanding.
An exhibition developed by Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, in collaboration with Museo Egizio (Turin, Italy), and adapted by the Canadian Museum of History.
Take part in an activity for the whole family. Help Nebet the magical Egyptian cat as you explore a 1930s research lab on a special mission. A web app is required for this activity; be sure to bring your mobile device.
© Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft Montréal / © Pointe-à-Callière, Queens of Egypt Concept.
© Museo Egizio, Turin, Italy.
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 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.
The First Peoples Hall celebrates the history, diversity, creativity, resourcefulness and endurance of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. In doing so, it presents a vivid record of cultural richness and a story of survival, renewal and vitality.
First Peoples Hall. Photo: Canadian Museum of History
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.
Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20
Indigenous Experiences brings Indigenous histories and cultures to life through engaging dance, storytelling and songs to commemorate National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21). Indigenous Experiences — organizer of the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival — specializes in immersive experiences and activities that reflect and respect the diversity of Indigenous cultures.
Dance performances will take place at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Dome behind the Museum. Interactive workshops will be offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Following each dance performance, Indigenous Experiences will invite you to tour their installations, either on your own or with a member of their staff to guide you. The activities are offered in both English and in French. Free with Museum admission. Space is limited.
Photo: Canadian Museum of History, IMG2019-0157-0006-Dm
Uncover the mysterious world of the pharaohs: their fascinating culture, religion, medicine and daily life. This film demonstrates what scientists can learn from mummy DNA to help in developing medical treatments for modern diseases.
Mummies – Secrets of the Pharaohs
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.
The Grand Hall… For Kids
Learn about the stories and peoples of Canada’s Northwest Coast while exploring the Grand Hall.
Museum Quest-ory – Canadian History Hall
Fill out our newest Museum Quest-ory handout as you visit Gallery 1 in the Canadian History Hall.
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.
Outdoor Museum Quest
Go on an outdoor family adventure with the Museum Quest handout as your guide. Explore the Museum grounds and the surrounding environment to learn about Indigenous art.
The Gift Shop is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 7 p.m. on Thursday. You can also shop online.
The Panorama Café is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Bistro Boréal and Second Cup are temporarily closed. We do have vending machines featuring snacks and cold beverages.
Temporarily Closed / Unavailable
Canadian Children’s Museum
From Time Immemorial – Tsimshian Prehistory
Guided tours will not be offered at this time.
On-site school programs will not be offered at this time.