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Vendors › Ottawa › Art Galleries & Museums › Museums › Bytown Museum

Bytown Museum

1 Canal Lane 
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5P6



Description provided by Editors

The museum explores the stories of an evolving city, from its early days as Bytown to present-day Ottawa.

Located at the Rideau Canal locks between Parliament Hill and the Château Laurier hotel.

The museum’s permanent exhibition, “Where Ottawa Begins,” presents a chronological overview of the social and political evolution of Bytown and Ottawa from the 1820s to 1918. Parliament Hill’s fiery past is explored in Forged in Fire, a temporary exhibition exploring the 1916 burning of Canada’s Parliament. A six-language audio guide is included with admission

$6.50; students and seniors: $4.50; children (five to 12): $3; children four and under: free; families: $15. Until Oct. 11: Open daily, 10am to 5pm, Thursday until 8pm (free Thursday after 5pm). Until Dec. 21: Open Thursday to Monday, 11am to 4pm. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 1 Canal Lane, 613-234-4570.

Map to Bytown Museum