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Canadian War Museum, Ottawa

4.7
#1 of 27 in Museums in Ottawa
Emotional, educational, and enlightening, Canadian War Museum brings to life the stories that shaped Canadian military history. Housed in one of the country's architectural landmarks, the museum displays a comprehensive collection that includes artworks, weapons, military vehicles, uniforms, and other war-related items. Through numerous large multimedia exhibits, including a replica World War I trench, you'll feel immersed in the experience of war. Visit the gallery dedicated to recent conflicts, where an interactive space provokes visitors to form their own conclusions about war and peace. At night, the building's facade lights up with messages spelled out in Morse code. Put Canadian War Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ottawa itinerary builder app .
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  • It's a good museum for people who are interested in wars. They have an exhibit for World War 1 and World War 2.  more »
  • What an absolutely fantastic museum, I wish I could have spent all day, 5 hrs is not enough and the wonderful gentleman veteran who greeted us inside the exhibition hall who told us we would see every...  more »
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  • The Canadian War Museum is one of my favorite museums. Even though it does not talk about happiness or other warm feelings and it is a very "gray" structure, a lot of effort was put to make this experience rich in history. We strongly recommend this place. We also suggest that you reserve more than 3-4 hours for it, otherwise you will not be able to read much.
  • This should be on the recommended places to visit while in Ottawa. The history contained within the walls of this museum is mind blowing. You will need to block off an entire day to fully experience all the areas, although a half day will allow you to see everything. I would definitely recommend a trip to the memorial hall, as somber as it is, it's well worth a few moments of the visit.
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