Musée Bytown Museum

Former Name Historical Society of Ottawa (2013)
Location & Accessibility
Site Location On the Rideau Canal, between the Parliament Buildings and the Chateau Laurier Hotel
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Commissariat/ Bytown Museum
1 Canal Lane
Ottawa, ON K1P 5P6
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Intersection Wellington St and Elgin St
Mailing Address PO Box 523 
Stn B 
Ottawa, ON K1P 5P6
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Physical Access Partially Accessible
Parking Mobility Impaired Parking available onsite * Underground parking available at the National Arts Centre
Description and Services
Description (Service) Museum that explores the stories of an evolving city and its residents from its early days as Bytown to present day Ottawa. Housed in Ottawa's oldest stone building, the museum's collection of over 7,000 artifacts includes some singularly important pieces, such as a cast of D'Arcy McGee's death hand.
Hours Vary by season * visit the website for information
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for more information.
Languages English ; French ; Audio-tour is available in 6-languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese)
Fees Admission - Adult, Senior, Student, Youth $2 * free for children under 5 * taxes included in admission prices (2019)
Service Categories Historical Societies ; Museums
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-234-4570
Fax 613-234-4846
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Primary Contact Communications; Phone: 613-234-4570 ext 228; Email:
Other Details
Established 1917
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Grants - Historical Society of Ottawa ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 107484081 RR0001
Resources Museum, website, programs

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