Canadian War Museum

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  • Address: 1 Vimy Pl, Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8, Canada
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  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8005555621
  • Ticket Price: 28 USD
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums
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The Canadian War Museum was built in 1880 and houses a colossal collection of over 50,0000 items that portray all the aspects of the history Canadian Military. The permanent collection includes the stories of the wars fought on Canadian land, the Cold War, the Second World War, the South African War and other operations. The collection of jet aircrafts, motorcycles, tanks and naval weapons are one of the many highlights of the museum.

Other highlights include:

  • Audi-visual displays of wars
  • Uniforms, weapons, medals, aircrafts and war- art among other historic items.
  • Regeneration Hall exhibits
  • Memorial Hall exhibits

General Admission:

Adult:

  • 1 Museum: $15
  • 2 Museums: $23
  • 1 Museum + 1 Cine + film: $20
  • 2 Museums + 1 Cine + film: $28
  • Guided Tour: $ 3

Senior:

  • 1 Museum: $13
  • 2 Museums: $20
  • 1 Museum + 1 Cine + film: $18
  • 2 Museums + 1 Cine + film: $25
  • Guided Tour: $ 3

Student:

  • 1 Museum: $11
  • 2 Museums: $16
  • 1 Museum + 1 Cine + film: $16
  • 2 Museums + 1 Cine + film: $21
  • Guided Tour: $ 3

Child (3-12 years):

  • 1 Museum: $9
  • 2 Museums: $13
  • 1 Museum + 1 Cine + film: $14
  • 2 Museums + 1 Cine + film: $18
  • Guided Tour: $ 3

Family (5 persons- Maximum 2 Adults):

  • 1 Museum: $36
  • 2 Museums: $56
  • 1 Museum + 1 Cine + film: $56
  • 2 Museums + 1 Cine + film: $76
  • Guided Tour: $ 3

Fees is subjected to change. For more information, visit the official website. 

Free Admission:

  • At all times for Members and volunteers (except CINÉ+)
  • Every Thursday from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm (General Admission)
  • Canada Day (July 1)
  • Remembrance Day (November 11)
  • For a single attendant accompanying a person with a disability. Details available at the Museum Box Office.
  • The Canadian War Museum offers free admission to past and present Canadian military personnel.

Museum Hours: 

  • Hours subject to change.
  • Statutory holidays falling within this period follow the above hours of operation.
  • Exceptions: December 24- 9:30 am to 2.00 pm, December 25- Closed & January 9 to 13, 2017- Closed for the Museum’s Annual Maintenance.

Boutique:

  • Monday to Wednesday: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
  • Thursday: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
  • Friday: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am to 5.00 pm

Cafe:

  • Monday to Wednesday: 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • Thursday: 8.00 am to 7.00 pm
  • Friday: 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am to 4.00 pm

Military Research Centre:

  • Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Monday, Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • The Military History Research Centre will be open by appointment only in December. It will be closed January 4-8, 2016 and on statutory holidays. Dates will change every year. For more information, visit the official website. 

  • By Bus: Booth / Vimy Place
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Car/ Bicycle.
  • On foot

 

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  • Canadian War Museum Address: 1 Vimy Pl, Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8, Canada
  • Canadian War Museum Contact Number: +1-8005555621
  • Canadian War Museum Timing: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Canadian War Museum Price: 28 USD
  • Best time to visit Canadian War Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Canadian War Museum: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 33.68% of people who visit Ottawa include Canadian War Museum in their plan

  • 32.56% of people start their Canadian War Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Canadian War Museum

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Canadian War Museum

People normally club together National War Memorial and National Gallery Of Canada while planning their visit to Canadian War Museum.

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  • Actually shows you in deep details past Canadian contributions to Wars that changed the world we know. Great to bring kids. Great for historical fanatics and those who love a good read. Very modern and there's a boutique with past war themes and Canadian treats. Definitely worth going to at least once in a lifetime!

  • There was a lot of amazing things to see here! It took several hours just to go through their permanent exhibits. We even ate at the food court and the food was delicious. We ran out of time so we couldn't see everything. I will definitely be coming back!

  • Great experience. Could have spent all day here. Very informative displays and wonderful job of putting Canada's war history in a global context. The artillery and vehicle floor is most impressive.

  • A mandatory stop for anyone interested in Canadian history and a great way to pay tribute to the men and women who got us here. The staff are bilingual and amazingly helpful, especially their research department. They went above and beyond helping me. It should be experienced by every student of history. The collection of military vehicles and mobile armor on the lower floor is impressive.

  • Great experience walking through the available exhibitions. Free admission to the museum every Thursday evening from 5 to 8 PM. Surprisingly, not too many people, making the visit enjoyable. Additionally, Canadian veterans and active members of the Canadian Forces are granted complimentary admission for themselves and up to two accompanying family members. Student and senior pricing are available.

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