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Vendors › Ottawa › Art Galleries & Museums › Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum

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Once a bomb shelter built to protect the prime minister, government leaders, and military brass in the event of a nuclear attack, the Diefenbunker — named for Canada’s former prime minister, John Diefenbaker — has been preserved as a museum. The huge four-storey underground shelter presents exhibits about the Cold War era.

Oct. 4 to Sept. 3, 2017: A Nuclear Family Kitchen. Presented in partnership with the Canadian Science and Technology Museum, this exhibition gives visitors a glimpse of 1960s family life through the most important room in the home — the kitchen.

Nov. 8 to Jan. 31, 2016: Group 6: The Canadian Forces Artists Program offers insight into the history and contributions of the men and women of the Canadian Forces.

Wear a sweater; the temperature inside the museum is cool. $14; seniors: $13; students: $10; youth (six to 18): $8; children five and under: free; families: $40. Plus taxes. Open daily, 11am to 4pm. See website for schedule of guided, self-guided, and audio/video tours.

Map to Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum