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.
Our programming for 2019–2020 abounds in discovery, thanks to the outstanding travelling exhibitions offered by the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum.
This year, no fewer than 12 exhibitions have taken to the road and are currently on view in 23 communities across the country. Whether your interests lie in culture, sports, art or history, you will find these exhibitions both informative and entertaining.
The Ones We Met highlights the importance of traditional Inuit knowledge in determining the fate of the Franklin Expedition. The exhibition Hockey transports you to centre ice, and the heart of Canada’s game. And you can relive key moments in Canadian history through the exhibition Snapshots of Canada.
Munnings – The War Years explores battlefield realities of the First World War in oil paintings and sketches featuring equestrian scenes, landscapes and portraits. The Wounded presents black-and-white portraits of 18 Canadian soldiers who served in Afghanistan, sharing stories of loss, recovery and hope.
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.