Wherever you may be, dive into the history of this country with travelling exhibitions from the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. Each year, this well-established program and its expert staff invite museums from across Canada, and around the world, to take their visitors on a journey through time. Through carefully selected images, interpretive texts, videos and objects, our exhibitions tell the military, cultural, social, political and sports stories that have shaped this country. Whether you choose an exhibition with artifacts, or one without, the wide array of available exhibitions can be adapted to just about any host institution. Modular and bilingual, our exhibitions generally include a detailed installation manual, a guide for interpretive programming and promotional tools. To learn more about rental fees and space requirements, or for more information about the exhibitions themselves, please refer to our travelling exhibitions brochure.
Museums Assistance Program
The Exhibition Circulation Fund provides support towards the borrowing fees for travelling exhibitions. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
The Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum are hitting the road in 2016-2017, with six travelling exhibitions bringing stories of Canadian feats, both great and small, to 19 communities across the country. Terry Fox — Running to the Heart of Canada recreates the heroic 1980 Marathon of Hope. Snow and Lace Up! dig deep into our wintry traditions. Kids Celebrate! introduces children to holidays from various cultural traditions. And Fighting in Flanders and Witness explore aspects of Canadian involvement in the First World War. Watch the video preview to find out what will be presented near you.
Our Museums are coming to you, sharing our past wherever you live. The Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum are in Gatineau, in Ottawa, on the web, on social media and in your community.
Special thanks to our exhibition partners: Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Centre d’exposition d’Amos, Children’s Museum, Diefenbaker Canada Centre, Dufferin County Museum and Archives, Elgin County Museum, Galt Museum & Archives, Glanmore National Historic Site, Kitimat Museum and Archives, Lake of the Woods Museum, Markham Museum, Nanaimo Museum, Niagara Falls History Museum, Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, The Fort Museum, The Manitoba Museum, The Museum and Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre.