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The Canadian War Museum offers a full range of services and educational resources.

Before You Arrive

For a preview of what our museum has in store for you, visit our School Programs section of the website. You will find educational resources, planning information, games, activities, online educational resources and detailed information related to our school programs and exhibitions.

Online Visit Planning Tool

The Museum offers a wide range of tours, programs, movies and educational offerings. The Online Visit Planning Tool allows you to browse suggested pre-made itineraries or create your own.


Our call centre agents are available to take your booking, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST. Please call 819 776-7014 or 1 800 555-5621 or e-mail us at:


The Museum is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. throughout most of the school year, Thursdays to 8:00 p.m and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For information on seasonal variations in our hours of operation, please call 819 776-7014 or 1 800 555-5621.


Please ensure that your group arrives a minimum of 20 minutes before the scheduled start of your program. If you arrive at the Museum more than 20 minutes late, we cannot guarantee your reserved program or tour. In the event of inclement weather or other unexpected delays, please call enroute to advise our Call Center at 819 776-7014. Once your group is at the Group Entrance, please have one of your representatives check in at the ticket desk. Students will receive a brief welcome and orientation to the Museum before proceeding with their visit or program.

Adult Supervision

Teachers and parent helpers have an important role to play. We rely on your support to keep the group together during your program or tour, to solve any discipline problems that may arise, and to participate in smaller group work.


If your group is planning to stay for lunch, the Museum has a full-service cafeteria, where hot lunches, sandwiches, etc. can be purchased and consumed. In addition, the Museum has a dedicated lunchroom near the Group Entrance, where bag lunches can be consumed. Seating in the lunchroom is first-come, first-served. Ask how you can reserve your spot in our lunchroom when you arrive.

Personal Belongings

Storage lockers located in the Group Entrance area will be assigned to your group, free of charge.


The Museum is fully accessible. Should your group have any special needs, please mention them when you make your booking.

Additional Information

Not sure what program best suits your needs? Please call 819 776-7014 or 1 800 555-5621 to request further details about a particular program.

School Access Program

The Canadian War Museum is pleased to offer a School Access Program. Schools that meet the criteria for participation are eligible for assistance towards a school program at the Canadian Museum of History, or the Canadian War Museum. For further information, please contact our Call Centre at 819-776-7014 or 1-800-555-5621 or e-mail us at

The School Access Program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Canadian War Museum.

Canadian Heritage Pre-visit Activities

Canadian Heritage offers a curriculum-rich pre-visit resource. It is exactly what you need to get your students excited about their upcoming visit to the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

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Group Admission Fees

Group rates apply to groups of 15 or more.

Taxes not included – Valid until December 31, 2020

Group Admission Fees
Adult / Senior (18 Years +) Student / Child (3 – 17)
1 Museum
(War Museum or Museum of History)
$11 $8
2 Museums
(War Museum and Museum of History)
$16 $12
1 Museum + 1 CINÉ+ Film
(Museum of History)
$15 $11
2 Museums + 1 CINÉ+ Film
(War Museum and Museum of History)
$20 $15
School Program $1 per program, per student
Guided Tour $3 per person
Activity Sheets $1 per sheet

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