Canadian War Museum

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Ian Muttoo
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The Canadian War Museum has a long and distinguished history dating back as far as 1880. During this time, the Canadian War Museum consisted primarily of a collection of militia artifacts. Most of the museums collections were stored in an old streetcar barn in west-central Ottawa. By May 2001, the federal government announced its support for the construction of a new Canadian War Museum and in May 2005 the grand opening also celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Canadian War Museum itself.

The Canadian War Museum consists of 7 main sections:

Gallery 1 – Battleground: Wars on Our Soil, earliest times to 1885
Gallery 2 – For Crown and Country: The South African and First World Wars, 1885-1931
Gallery 3 – Forged in Fire: The Second World War, 1931-1945
Gallery 4 – A Violent Peace: The Cold War, Peacekeeping, and Recent Conflicts, 1945 to the present
Area 5 – The Royal Canadian Legion Hall of Honour
Area 6 – LeBreton Gallery: The military technology collection
Area 7 – Regeneration Hall

Location (Approximate): 
1 Vimy Place
Ottawa, ON
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