Ottawa museums invite visitors to experience the best of Canada all in one place. A line up of world-class museums awaits you:
Canada Agricultural Museum
The Canada Agriculture Museum is living proof of the “Green Capital”. In fact, Ottawa is the only world Capital that has a working farm at its heart. Canada’s unique agricultural heritage is featured at the Canada Agriculture Museum, where you can explore the sights and sounds of typical farm life.
Canadian Aviation and Space Museum
The aircraft and exhibits in the Canada Aviation and Space Museum are arranged to guide a visitor along a “Walkway of Time” that traces the history of aviation and highlights Canada’s pioneering contributions. The visual effect of the exhibits is quite spectacular, with the original and often bright markings of the aircraft standing out against the stark white and gray background of the Museum interior, as they would on a snowy northern airfield or frozen lake. The aircraft are clustered in pools or islands of time, with each island representing a key period in aviation history.
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Trains, planes and automobiles – with plenty of gadgets, a crazy kitchen and a hair-raising static ball in between – the Canada Science and Technology Museum, located in east Ottawa, is the place for scientific discovery and fun.
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Located on the shores of the Ottawa River directly across from Parliament Hill, the Canadian Museum of Civilization is a stunning landmark building that celebrates the achievements and histories of Canadian and world cultures.
Canadian Museum of Nature
Located in the castle-like Victoria Memorial Museum Building a pleasant stroll south of Parliament Hill, the Canadian Museum of Nature brings our natural heritage indoors for a close-up and fascinating look.
Canadian War Museum
Located on the western edge of downtown next to the Ottawa River on LeBreton Flats, the Canadian War Museum is a striking building that houses a vast collection devoted to Canada’s military history and chronicling the country’s role in international conflicts.
Home to two Canadian prime ministers, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King, Laurier House provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of these great Canadians who governed Canada for the first half of the twentieth century. From artefacts to personal memorabilia, history comes alive in the splendour of this grand residence.
National Gallery of Canada
Located just steps from Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa, the National Gallery of Canada is the country’s showcase of the visual arts and a spectacular architectural landmark.
Royal Canadian Mint
Located next to the National Gallery of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mint is one of the world’s most respected manufacturers of collector and commemorative coins, gold bullion coins, medals and medallions.