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Canadian War Museum, Ottawa

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#1 of 28 in Museums in Ottawa
Must see · Military Museum · Landmark
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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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  • Every Canadian should visit this museum at least once in their life. It really brings home the reality of war that past generations lived through. 
    Every Canadian should visit this museum at least once in their life. It really brings home the reality of war that past generations lived through.  more »
  • One could spend all day at this museum. The building itself is worth seeing just for the architecture. We especially liked the Special Exhibit which focused on individual stories from the Second... 
    One could spend all day at this museum. The building itself is worth seeing just for the architecture. We especially liked the Special Exhibit which focused on individual stories from the Second...  more »
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  • As always, an amazing experience coming here. I feel like there is never enough time to get through everything properly, give yourself a good 4 or 5 hours to really experience it proper. Multiple exhibits provide so much to look at and read in to. Well put together displays featuring some very exclusive items truly make the experience awesome. Cafe was excellent and provided a brief menu of fairly priced food. Gift shops had some neat souvenirs. Would recommend any day of the week.
  • This place is fantastic. Take a tour and find an accessible view of our involvement in world conflict. Not too graphic but graphic enough to understand how dark the past has been. The hall with all the tanks is just amazing....from some of the first tanks to some of the latest designs. It's amusing to see how much bigger they get as the years pass.

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