Canadian War Museum
Museum type :
Archaeological Museum

Established in :
1880

Holidays :
None

Visiting Hours :
9 a.m. to 5 p.m

Contact No :
819 776-8608

Location :
Ottawa , Canada

Display Objects :

The CWM houses Military History Research Centre, a large collection of war art, and extensive collection of military vehicles and artillery.




Description :

  • The Canadian War Museum (CWM) is Canadas national museum of military history.

  • Located in Ottawa, Ontario, the museum focuses on military conflicts that occurred on Canadian soil, involved Canadian forces, or had a significant effect on the country and its people.

  • Designed in keeping with the wartime theme, the building is shaped like a bunker, rising to a large fin on its easternmost end, pointing in the direction of Europe and Canadian legacy in the two World Wars.

  • Small windows on the fin of the building are shaped in dots and dashes to convey the message Lest we forget in Morse code.

  • Finally, one of the most remarkable features of the building is the soundproof Memorial Hall a place for quiet remembrance in which the headstone of the Unknown Soldier is located.

  • The sole window in the room has been positioned in such a way as to allow sunlight to fall on the headstone at exactly 11 a.m. on each November 11 -- the moment the First World War ended in 1918.