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The Museum offers engaging and interactive experiences tailored for groups.


Guided Tours – Temporarily Unavailable

These engaging 45-minute guided tours cover important themes and exhibition highlights. All tours last approximately 45 minutes and cost $3 per person (in addition to Museum admission).

Tours offered:

Museum Highlights
This tour will offer first-time visitors an overview of our gallery spaces and will focus on star artifacts. You will also discover surprising facts about our world-renowned architecture.

Hidden Treasures
This tour will feature lesser-known artifacts with fascinating stories – a great option for repeat visitors or those looking for an alternative experience!

Lightning Tour (20 minutes) – $2 per person
Want to visit the War Museum but short on time? Let’s face it, you could spend months exploring every nook and cranny of our magnificent building. Let our Museum staff introduce you to two of their favourite tour stops before setting you loose to discover over 5000 years of history!

School Programs – Temporarily Unavailable

The Canadian War Museum, your museum of military history, offers a wide range of learning opportunities that will fascinate students of all levels. Through historical artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photographs and interactive presentations, the Museum’s school programs help students discover Canada’s rich military history.

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The Canadian War Museum offers group meal options for small and large groups.

Group Lunch Room

A Group Lunch Room, located near the Group Entrance, is available for student groups that bring their lunch. Space is limited to one group at a time and advance reservation is required. The Group Lunch Room will be cleaned between groups.

The Café

The Café offers a wide range of breakfast, lunch and snack options. The Café benefits from the modern architecture of the Museum, and its massive bay windows opening onto the terrace overlook the Ottawa River. The Café is not currently offering a group menu, however group visitors can enjoy à la carte items.

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