Canadian War Museum - Le Musée canadien de la Guerre - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: Le Musée canadien de la guerre est situé au coin de la rue Booth et de la promenade Sir John A. MacDonald à Ottawa. The Canadian War Museum is located at the corner of Booth Street and the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, in Ottawa.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/24/2021 8:37:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM149EF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history and one of the world’s most respected museums for the study and understanding of armed conflict.

The Museum traces its origins back to 1880, when it consisted primarily of a collection of militia artifacts. The Museum opened at its new location on the LeBreton Flats site in downtown Ottawa on May 8, 2005. Its opening not only marked the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe (V-E Day) but also the 125th anniversary of the Museum itself. Since its opening in 2005, the Museum has welcomed approximately 500,000 visitors every year.

The Museum’s exhibition galleries and public programs have been designed to emphasize the human experience of war. The Canadian Experience Galleries present the military history of Canada from earliest times to present day, as well as Canada’s history of honouring and remembrance. Each gallery highlights defining moments in Canada’s military history and the ways in which past events have shaped the nation.

The Museum’s collections are among the finest military holdings in the world, including rare vehicles, artillery, uniforms, medals, personal memoirs and 14,000 works in the Beaverbrook Collection of War Art. In total, the collection comprises more than 3 million artifacts, specimens, works of art, written documents and sound and visual recordings. The Military History Research Centre houses the George Metcalf Archival Collection and the Hartland Molson Library. These extensive collections of primary and secondary research material document Canada’s rich military history.

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Le Musée canadien de la guerre est le musée national d’histoire militaire au Canada et l’un des centres muséologiques les plus respectés au monde en ce qui a trait à l’étude et à la compréhension des conflits armés.

Les origines du Musée canadien de la guerre remontent à 1880, à l’époque où celui-ci réunissait essentiellement une collection d’artefacts de la milice. Le Musée a ouvert les portes de sa nouvelle demeure, au cœur de la ville d’Ottawa, le 8 mai 2005. Son inauguration a non seulement commémoré le 60e anniversaire de la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale en Europe, mais aussi le 125e anniversaire du Musée lui-même. Le Musée accueille chaque année environ 500 000 visiteurs.

Les galeries d’exposition et les programmes publics du Musée ont été conçus pour mettre l’accent sur l’expérience humaine de la guerre. Les galeries sur le Canada et les conflits présentent l’histoire militaire du Canada, depuis ses débuts jusqu’à aujourd’hui, ainsi que l’importance accordée par le Canada à l’honneur et au souvenir. Chacune des galeries met en lumière les moments qui ont déterminé l’histoire militaire du Canada et les événements du passé qui ont façonné la nation.

Les collections du Musée canadien de la guerre comptent parmi les plus riches qui soient sur le patrimoine militaire. Elles comprennent des véhicules rares, des pièces d’artillerie, des uniformes, des médailles et des souvenirs personnels, dont la Collection Beaverbrook d’art militaire, qui contient 14 000 œuvres d’art. La collection complète comporte plus de 3 millions d’artefacts, d’œuvres d’art, de documents d’archives, et d’enregistrements sonores et visuels. Le Centre de recherche sur l’histoire militaire abrite la Collection d’archives George-Metcalf et la Bibliothèque Hartland-Molson. Ces importantes collections nationales contiennent des documents de recherche sur la riche histoire militaire du Canada.

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Hours of Operation:
The museum is currently closed due to Covid-19, but when it re-opens, visiting hours and fees will be available here: https://www.warmuseum.ca/visit/hours-of-operation/#tabs Le musée est actuellement fermé en raison de Covid-19, mais à sa réouverture, les heures de visite et les frais seront disponibles ici: https://www.museedelaguerre.ca/visiter/heures-douverture/#tabs


Admission Prices:
Admission Fees: https://www.warmuseum.ca/visit/admission-fees/#tabs


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Half of a day (2-5 hours)

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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