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. Canadian War Museum

    4.7 (489 Votes)
    Canadian War Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    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 ...Read more
  2. Canadian Museum Of Nature

    4.7 (1149 Votes)
    Canadian Museum Of Nature


    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 stunning exhibit of the marine and fresh water fishes including a skeleton of a blue whale. The in-house library is just what you need to unleash your inner-geek and go through the vast collection of bo...Read more
  3. Canada Aviation And Space Museum


    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 back to the early 20th century, exhibits that explain the science behind the airplanes and the technology used to aid the functioning of these planes. Take the tour of the place to learn about the re...Read more
  4. Diefenbunker - Canadas Cold War Museum


    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 about coming in close proximity to a Nuclear tragedy during 1963. See the underground facility that consist of an informative collection of archives, blueprints, photos, sculptures and a library that s...Read more
  5. Royal Canadian Mint

    4.5 (665 Votes)
    Royal Canadian Mint


    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 also produced here including the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games medals. The museum showcases these coins that cover a vast time in the history of the country and even has collector coins on displays fo...Read more
  6. Bytown Museum

    4.4 (259 Votes)
    Bytown Museum


    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 featured on a paranormal TV show. The collection of the museum consists of 7,000 objects that portray the evolution of Bytown to the present day Ottawa. The exhibits show the culture and art of the ...Read more
  7. Canada Agriculture And Food Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    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 friends with bunnies, sheep, chickens and horses. The place is perfect for a day trip if you are visiting with children. Highlights include: Dog shows A Museum that showcases the equipment and pr...Read more
  8. Currency Museum

    4.6 (13 Votes)
    Currency Museum


    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 9000 coins, notes, tokens, engraving tools, dies, weights, scales and printing plates along with other related documents and is a must-see if you love collecting coins. Stop by at the place to see...Read more
  9. University Of Ottawa

    3.6 (149 Votes)
    University Of Ottawa

    Museum, Educational Site, University

    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 tour of the place and learn about the establishment, significance and history of the place. The stately architecture of the buildings with old embellishments standing next to newer buildings, is a bea...Read more
  10. Valleyview Little Animal Farm

    Museum, Walking Area, Train Ride, Farm

    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 cakes, ice creams and fast food. The place is ideal for adults who want to get away from the busy city and take a breathe as you explore the green pastures and get a little closer to a simpler time. Th...Read more
  11. Watson's Mill

    4.5 (144 Votes)
    Watson's Mill


    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 general Public during summer- the highlight being the summer events held here every year. On other days, the history of the place invites visitors to see the old machinery and to have a meal at the Ma...Read more
  12. Pinhey's Point Historic Site

    Museum, Historical Site

    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 work done by the women during that time, photographs, sketches and furniture. The exhibits show the stark difference between the modern and historic Ottawa. The silhouette portraits of the members o...Read more
  13. Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

    Museum, Outdoors, Historical Site

    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 area of 100 acres and includes a livestock barn, a working sawmill, a carpentry and pump factory, a school, a church, a train station and other historical buildings. Do carry your camera to capture...Read more
  14. Ottawa Museum Network

    4.3 (70 Votes)
  15. Museum