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Ottawa Museums

 Museums in Ottawa

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. It stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River and was founded in 1826 as Bytown, and incorporated as Ottawa in 1855, the city has evolved into the political center of Canada.

The city name “Ottawa” was chosen in reference to the Ottawa River, the name of which is derived from the Algonquin Odawa, meaning “to trade.”

Ottawa is home to several cultural institutions, including the National Arts Centre, the National Gallery, and many national museums. 

Museums in Ottawa

  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Ottawa Art Gallery
  • Canadian War Museum
  • Canadian Museum of Nature / Musée Canadien de la nature
  • Canada Aviation and Space Museum
  • Canadian Museum of History
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
  • Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
  • Bytown Museum
  • Diefenbunker Museum
  • Bank of Canada Museum
  • Canadian Children’s Museum | Musée Canadien des enfants
  • Rideau Hall
  • Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
  • Billings Estate National Historic Site
  • Laurier House National Historic Site
  • Goulbourn Museum
  • Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography
  • Watson’s Mill
  • Nepean Museum
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Museum of Classical Antiquities
  • Library and Archives Canada
  • Osgoode Township Museum

Museums in Ottawa

  • City:                    Ontario
  • Country:             Canada
  • Languages:         English & French
  • Population:         970 thousand
  • Established:        1826 as Bytown
  • Incorporated:     1855 as City of Ottawa

A Virtual Tour of the Museums in Canada





Map for Museums in Ottawa

Canadian Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Canadian Museum of Nature | Ottawa Tourism

Canadian Museum of History | Ottawa Tourism

The Canadian Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa


“Patience is a tree whose root is bitter, but its fruit is very sweet.”
– Canadian Proverb


Photo Credit: By Shawn M. Kent [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons

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