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Canadian Museum of War (CWM) - Musée canadien de la guerre

K1A 0M8 Ottawa, Canada (Ontario)

Address 1 Vimy Place
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
Museum typ Exhibition
Military Museum in general
  • Street Vehicles
  • Motorcycles / Motorbikes
  • Photo cameras and slide projectors
  • Trucks / Lorries
  • Military technology
  • Armored vehicles
  • Military Aerospace
  • Arms
  • Amateur Radio / Military & Industry Radio
  • Military ships and submarine

Opening times
Monday - Wednesday: 9:30am - 5pm; Thursday: 9:30am - 8pm: Friday - Sunday: 9:30am - 5pm

Status from 02/2019
Adult $17; senior: $15; student: $13; child (3-12): $11; families: $43

Tel.:+1-800-555 5621  Tel.2:+1-819-776-8600  


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Location / Directions
N45.417009° W75.717115°N45°25.02054' W75°43.02690'N45°25'1.2324" W75°43'1.6140"

Its current building opened in May 2005 and is located less than 2 km west of Canada’s Parliament Buildings.

The museum is easily accessible from downtown Ottawa by foot, bicycle, public transit, or by car and offers on-site parking.

Parking at the Museum
310 indoor parking spaces are available for your convenience.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The CWM is Canada’s national museum of military history. The museum covers all facets of Canada’s military past, from the first recorded instances of death by armed violence in Canadian history several thousand years ago to the country’s most recent involvement in conflicts. It includes major permanent exhibitions on wars that have been fought on Canadian soil, the total wars of the twentieth century, the Cold War and peace support operations abroad, and Canada’s history of honouring and remembrance.

There is also an open storage area displaying large objects from the Museum’s collection, from naval guns to tanks, from motorcycles to jet aircraft. The exhibits depict Canada’s military past in its personal, national and international dimensions, with special emphasis on the human experience of war and the manner in which war has affected, and been affected by, Canadians’ participation.

Much of the Museum’s public exhibition space is devoted to its Canadian Experience Galleries, its main permanent exhibition space. These displays underline the profound effect that war has had on Canada’s development and the significant role Canadians have played in international conflicts. Their content is a rich mixture of some 2,500 objects from war art to armoured vehicles, as well as scores of audio-visual displays and many hands-on activities. A changing program of temporary or special exhibitions, plus public programs and special events, complement the experience offered in the permanent galleries. The CWM also houses the Military History Research Centre, a leading library and archival research facility, and a large collection of some 500,000 artifacts, including uniforms, medals, weapons, war art, aircraft, military vehicles and artillery.

Permanent galleries

Battleground: Wars on Our Soil, from earliest times to 1885

For Crown and Country: The South African and First World Wars, 1885–193

Forged in Fire: The Second World War, 1931–1945

A Violent Peace: The Cold War, Peacekeeping and Recent Conflicts, 1945 to the present

The Royal Canadian Legion Hall of Honour

LeBreton Gallery

Regeneration Hall

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