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 2017–2018 season abounds in exciting discoveries for visitors of all ages, through travelling exhibitions from the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. This year, no fewer than five new exhibitions are taking to the road, presented in 19 communities across Canada. Whether you are interested in culture, sports, art or history, the variety and quality of these exhibitions is sure to surprise you. Snapshots of Canada features a series of photographs capturing memorable moments from our history. The Hockey exhibition transports you directly to centre ice, and the heart of Canada’s national winter sport. Picturing Arctic Modernity – North Baffin Drawings from 1964 showcases Inuit artists through a series of 50 drawings. Deadly Skies – Air War, 1914–1918 and Vimy – Battle, Memorial, Icon, take a look at the First World War, allowing visitors to relive the realities of the battlefield, while also reflecting upon the importance of commemoration.
No matter where you live, our Museums come to you, helping you get to know more about our shared past. The Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum are located in Gatineau and Ottawa, as well as online and on social media, and in your community.