Famous Museums in Ottawa

The museums in Ottawa give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Ottawa with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Ottawa. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Ottawa.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Ottawa.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Ottawa:

  1. #1 of 16 Museums in Ottawa
    - Used in 489 itineraries
    Canadian War Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: 1 Vimy Pl, Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8, Canada

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 st...Read more

  2. #2 of 16 Museums in Ottawa
    - Used in 1149 itineraries
    Canadian Museum Of Nature

    Tags: Museum

    Address: 240 McLeod St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1, Canada

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Canadian Museum of Nature is one of the most popular kids’ attractions in Ottawa with a rich collection of fossils, mineral and rocks, exhibits of wild animals, birds and insects and a stunn...Read more

  3. #3 of 16 Museums in Ottawa
    - Used in 447 itineraries
    Canada Aviation And Space Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Rockcliffe Flying Club, 11 Aviation Parkaway, Ottawa, ON K1K 2X5, Canada

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Canada Aviation and Space Museum showcases the history of the country’s aviation and has a collection of military and civilian aircrafts, helicopters and prototypes, bush-planes that date ba...Read more

  4. #4 of 16 Museums in Ottawa
    - Used in 555 itineraries
    Diefenbunker - Canadas Cold War Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: 3929 Carp Rd, Carp, ON K0A 1L0, Canada

    Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum was built during the Cold War as an emergency underground bunker. The bunker was built to protect incase of a Nuclear attack and still reminds the world abou...Read more

  5. #5 of 16 Museums in Ottawa
    - Used in 665 itineraries
    Royal Canadian Mint

    Tags: Museum

    Address: 320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1A 0G8, Canada

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Royal Canadian Mint designs and produces all of the country’s coins in gold, silver, platinum and palladium and manufactures coins on behalf of other countries as well. Esteemed medals are a...Read more

  6. #6 of 16 Museums in Ottawa
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    Bytown Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: 1 Canal Ln, Ottawa, ON K1P 5P6, Canada

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Opened in 1917, the Bytown Museum was used as a storehouse and treasury by the British Military in the early 19th century. Today, the museum is most popular for its stories of hauntings and has been f...Read more

  7. #7 of 16 Museums in Ottawa
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    Canada Agriculture And Food Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: 901 Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa, ON K2C 3K1, Canada

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum has a working farm where you can interact with animals and learn about the process of farming. Get to know about plants and how they are cared for or simply make...Read more

  8. #8 of 16 Museums in Ottawa
    - Used in 13 itineraries
    Currency Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: 234 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G9, Canada

    The Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada has a huge collection of international as well as Canadian currency along with trade items used through out the history of mankind. The collection consists of...Read more

  9. #9 of 16 Museums in Ottawa
    - Used in 149 itineraries
    University Of Ottawa

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, University

    Address: 75 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual university in the world and was formerly known as College of Bytown. The institution was established in the late 1840’s. Tourists can take a tou...Read more

  10. #10 of 16 Museums in Ottawa
    - Used in 7 itineraries
    Valleyview Little Animal Farm

    Tags: Museum, Walking Area, Train Ride, Farm

    Address: 4750 Fallowfield Rd, Nepean, ON K2J 4S4, Canada

    Timings: 09:30 am - 03:00 pm Details

    The Valleyview Little Animal Farm offers a range of activities for children of all ages. Interact with animals, take a country walk, a train ride or see Puppet shows and end the day by gorging on cake...Read more

  11. #11 of 16 Museums in Ottawa
    - Used in 144 itineraries
    Watson's Mill

    Tags: Museum

    Address: 5525 Dickinson St, Manotick, ON K4M 1A2, Canada

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Watson's Mill is the only working museum in Ottawa and is a historic flour mill that still sells stone-ground, whole wheat flour. The place is also believed to be haunted by locals and open to gen...Read more

  12. #12 of 16 Museums in Ottawa
    - Used in 3 itineraries
    Pinhey's Point Historic Site

    Tags: Museum, Historical Site

    Address: 270 Pinhey Point Rd, Dunrobin, ON K0A 1T0, Canada

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Belonging to Hamnett Kirkes Pinhey (a Canadian Politician) and his family until the 1970s, today the Pinhey's Point Historic Site Museum preserves historic paintings, portraits, exquisite embroidery w...Read more

  13. #13 of 16 Museums in Ottawa
    - Used in 186 itineraries
    Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

    Tags: Museum, Outdoors, Historical Site

    Address: 2940 Old Montreal Rd, Cumberland, ON K4C 1E6, Canada

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Cumberland Heritage Village is a living, breathing museum that takes you back to the simpler times of the 1920’s and 1930’s when technology was minimal and basic. The museum covers an ...Read more

  14. #14 of 16 Museums in Ottawa
    - Used in 2 itineraries
    Canada Science And Technology Museum Image

    Tags: Museum

    Address: 2421 Lancaster Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G 5A3, Canada

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    Greg Atcheson

    I have never visited the previous incarnation of the museum, but this one is good. There are two parking lots, if the first one is full just continue to the left. Parking costs $3 an hour with only ...

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  15. #15 of 16 Museums in Ottawa
    Osgoode Township Historical Society & Museum Image

    Tags: Museum

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details