As of December 1, proof of vaccination for anyone aged 12 and up will be required to access the exhibitions and all public areas of the Museum, including special events.

Proof accepted: vaccination passport or proof of vaccination (digital or printed), as well as ID with name and date of birth.

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Gift Shop

Our Gift Shop features a wide variety of Canadian souvenirs, as well as an excellent selection of products related to the themes of the Canadian Children’s Museum and the current exhibitions of the Canadian Museum of History. Our Gift Shop also offers unusual and one-of-a-kind items produced by Canadian artisans. Come discover the unique talents of some of Canada’s finest craftspeople!

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Gift Cards

A gift card, the perfect idea!

Offer the unforgettable experience of the Museums, all wrapped up in a lovely gift card!

What can the gift card be used for?

The proud owner of a gift card can use it to buy:

  • Admission tickets to both Museums (Canadian Museum of History and Canadian War Museum)
  • Special event tickets
  • Purchases at the Gift Shops
  • An annual Membership
Where can I purchase a gift card?

At the Box Offices and Gift Shops of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum or:

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How much does it cost?

Like any gift card, it’s up to you! Choose a value of $10, $15, $20, $25 or more; or choose the value of a membership.

Why give a Museum gift card?

Because it’s the ideal gift! Easy to purchase, it is sure to please any family member or friend by providing them with a unique and original experience.

Newest Souvenir Catalogues

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Janet Young

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Medieval Europe – Power and Splendour

Michael Lewis and Naomi Speakman

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Stories of Canada – The Canadian History Hall

Chantal Amyot, Lisa Leblanc and David Morrison

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Recent Books in the Mercury Series

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1968 in Canada: A Year and Its Legacies

Edited by Michael K. Hawes, Andrew C. Holman and Christopher Kirkey

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Sharing Spaces: Essays in Honour of Sherry Olson

Edited by Robert Sweeny

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Place-Making in the Pretty Harbour: The Archaeology of Port Joli, Nova Scotia

Edited by Matthew Betts

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The Mercury Series Goes Digital

The Canadian Museum of History and the University of Ottawa Press are proud to announce the publication of the Digital Mercury Series. All Mercury volumes, dating back to 1973, may now be ordered from the University of Ottawa Press.

You may browse the entire Mercury Series or focus on the sub-collections:



2 Museums
Multiple privileges
Countless hours of discovery!

When you become a Member of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum, you also become part of our Museum family.

Membership with us brings you a full year of special Members-only events, exclusive previews and money-saving discounts, along with unlimited access to outstanding international exhibitions, exciting activities, compelling performances and lectures at both Museums.

Become a Member today and enjoy unparalleled access to two of Canada’s most renowned cultural institutions.

A Membership gift card becomes active for a full year upon the recipient’s first visit.

Your support of Canada’s national museums of human and military history during these unprecedented times is more important than ever.

Categories and Annual Membership Rates

Your Membership is paid within 3 visits!

Senior, Student or Child
Senior: 65+
Student: 13-17 or 18+ with student ID
Child: 3-12
Up to 2 named adults or seniors, accompanied by children aged 17 and under (maximum of 6 people per visit)
Up to 2 named adults or seniors, accompanied by guests (maximum of 6 people per visit)

Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice.

Exclusive Benefits and Events for Members
  • Exhibition previews
  • Conferences with historians and Museum experts
  • Themed activities* exclusively for Members
  • Guided tours with Museum experts
  • Some surprises and much more!

*Activities can be free or include additional charges.

  • 50% discount on Museum admission for one guest per visit (Individual Membership) or two guests per visit (Family Membership)
  • 25% discount on parking (applicable only for your visits to the Museums)
  • Discounts on tickets for special events at the Museums
  • 10% discount on Gift Shop purchases (20% discount for holiday-season shopping)
  • 10% discount on food services
  • Express line at the Box Office

Privileges are subject to change without notice.
Memberships are not transferable or refundable.

Exclusive members events coming soon
Stay tuned!

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