The Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum look forward to welcoming visitors back this fall. Beginning on September 2, both Museums will be open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. This new phase of reopening includes access to most gallery spaces, the return of free admission on Thursday nights from 5 to 8 p.m., free admission for children 7 and under, and safety measures to ensure a safe and memorable experience for all.
At the Canadian Museum of History, visitors will once again be able to explore many popular exhibition spaces. The spectacular Grand Hall offers an introduction to the history, cultures and beliefs of the First Peoples of Canada’s Pacific Coast. The Museum’s signature exhibition, the Canadian History Hall, takes visitors on a journey through Canada’s story, featuring the events, personalities and historical currents that have shaped this country from time immemorial to the present day. And the unique Canadian Stamp Collection features every postage stamp ever issued in this country. Visitors can also enjoy UNCEDED – Voices of the Land, a breathtaking multimedia installation that brings together the past, present and future of the Indigenous experience, as seen through the eyes and minds of 18 distinguished Indigenous architects and designers from across Turtle Island (North America).
At the Canadian War Museum, visitors will once again be able to tour the galleries and several special exhibitions. The four Canadian Experience Galleries examine Canada’s military history from early wars on our soil to 21st-century conflicts around the world. The popular LeBreton Gallery displays one of the most extensive collections of military hardware and technology in the country. Canada’s rich history of honouring and remembrance is presented in the moving Royal Canadian Legion Hall of Honour. Special exhibitions currently on view include The Canadian Forces Artists Program – Group 8, an exhibition of works created by the most recent group of civilian artists to deploy with the Canadian Forces entirely on Canadian soil, and Invasion! Canadians and the Battle of Normandy, 1944, which showcases seven personal stories of incredible Canadians marking the 75th anniversary of the epic campaign.
The Gift Shops will also be open at both Museums, as will some food services and on-site parking.
The Canadian Museum of History operates the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian War Museum, and the Virtual Museum of New France. Together, these Museums function as centers for research and public information on the history of Canada. Their principal role is to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people, and objects that have shaped Canada’s history and identity. The work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through the financial support of the Government of Canada.