The Canadian War Museum (CWM) 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 CWM 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. Since its opening, 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. Each gallery highlights defining moments in Canada’s military history and the ways in which past events have shaped the nation. The CWM's collections are among the finest military holdings in the world, including rare vehicles, artillery, uniforms, medals, personal memoirs and more than 13,000 works in the Beaverbrook Collection of War Art. In total, the collection comprises more than 3 million artefacts.
For more information about special events, travelling exhibitions, and educational programming, please consult the CWM webiste at www.warmuseum.ca or contact the Museum directly at 1-819-776-7000.
From Vimy to Juno can be accessed by visitors during regular hours of operation.
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Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8
Monday to Wednesday
9:30 am to 5 pm
9:30 am to 8 pm
Friday to Sunday
9:30 am to 5 pm
(Some exceptions apply)
For More Information
For additional information, please visit the Canadian War Museum website.