Now open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 7 p.m. on Thursday.

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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 7 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 7 p.m. on Thursday.

We look forward to welcoming you back, with access to the Grand Hall, the Canadian History Hall, the Canadian Stamp Collection, and the First Peoples Hall.

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.

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.

For the time being, the Gift Shop will only be open on the weekends. 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!


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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First Peoples Hall

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.

The section of the First Peoples Hall titled Arctic Whalers
First Peoples Hall. Photo: Canadian Museum of History


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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.

Father with two children
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.

Architectural Tour

Take a walk around the Museum grounds and discover the fascinating symbolism of its architecture.

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 group.


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Food Services

The Panorama Café, Bistro Boréal and Second Cup are temporarily closed. We do have vending machines featuring snacks and cold beverages.


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Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is open Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also shop online.


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Temporarily Closed / Unavailable

Canadian Children’s Museum
From Time Immemorial – Tsimshian Prehistory

Guided Tours

Guided tours will not be offered in February.

School Programs

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


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