Should be top of list of things to see while in Ottawa. I think this is a great place for all ages. There are many things hands on for all ages.
Excellent exhibits, as one would expect from a national museum. I was able to visit on a Thursday evening when admission is Free - a bonus. The temporary exhibit on methods of working for peace is challenging and took most of my time. Staff at the Research Centre were helpful and the presence of a large supply of used military... More
Definitely worthwhile; interactive displays actually allowed me to find my great-grandfathers' WW1 enlistment papers. Beautiful architecture.
OK, it may be obvious that this is not a place for kids, but we saw plenty of kids here and the content was not intended for them and the displays were pretty boring (your standard read and look exhibitions). However, the building itself is worth a visit. Stunning. And history buffs will love this, of course.
By all means, go the War Museum to walk around the exterior of the building. The architecture sweeps across the back of the site adjacent to the Ottawa river and incorporates shapes that could have been inspired by concrete defensive bunkers, warships and war planes. The vistas are wonderful and the building looks entirely appropriate to the subject on all... More
I really enjoy the building and its beautiful location on the river. The eating area should house one of the regions premier restaurants. Instead it houses a third rate cafeteria that closes at 2 pm! I was there with a visiting group from France and intended to take them to lunch after viewing the museum. Imagine my horror when we... More
Not a London War Museum or Australian War Memorial, but certainly worth a visit - particularly for the battles between the French and British and also fighting off two attempted invasions from the USA. A very pleasant way to spend a wet afternoon and the entrance fee was OK. Parking is good but is not free.
Compared to the old War Museum this is light years ahead. The design of the building reflect the bunker mentality of war. The exhibits cover the complete history of Canada at war in a way that you can either skim through it or delve into deeper aspects of any particular period. I would say that you need about 4 hours... More
One of the best war museums I've ever seen. It offers a very well curated experience for anyone interested in Canada's military history. Wonderfully laid out. The best part of the collection for me was the wonderful AFV park, which has an outstanding collection of WW2 and post-War tanks and other military vehicles. A must see!
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