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MUSEUMS CANADA


Ontario Agricultural Museum
The Country Heritage Park (Formerly the Ontario Agricultural Museum) is located in Milton, Ontario and recreates rural life in the 1800s in Ontario. During the day it also acts as a private school and office, and hosts parties at night.


Canada Agriculture Museum
The Canada Agriculture Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, houses a modern working farm. Its purpose is to illustrate how advances in farming science and technology have transformed the lives of Canadians. The museum holds exhibits, public programs, special events, and live demonstrations.


Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is an open-air museum that uses costumed historical interpreters to recreate pioneer settlements in east central Alberta, Canada. In particular it shows the lives of Ukrainian Canadian settlers form the years 1892 to 1930. Buildings from the surrounding communities have been moved to the historic site and restored to various years within the first part of the twentieth century.





Reynolds-Alberta Museum
The Reynolds-Alberta Museum, in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada, one of 18 provincially owned and operated historic sites and museums, honours the "spirit of the machine". It traces the mechanisation of Alberta's transportation, aviation, agricultural, and industrial past from the 1890s to the 1970s, as cars and trucks replaced horse drawn buggies and wagons, huge factories replaced the village blacksmith shop, and animal and human-powered farm implements were replaced by mechanized equipment.


Aga Khan Museum
The Aga Khan Museum (AKM) is dedicated to the preservation of Muslim arts and culture. It is to be situated in Toronto, Canada and is expected to open in 2010. The museum is an initiative of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. It will house collections of Islamic art and heritage, including artefacts from the private collections of His Highness the Aga Khan, the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, and Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan.


Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), was officially founded from the former Art Gallery of North York in 1999 with a mandate to exhibit, research, collect, and promote innovative art by Canadian artists whose works engage and reflect the relevant stories of our times. MOCCA currently exists as a not-for-profit, arms-length agency of the City of Toronto's Culture Division.


Royal Ontario Museum
The Royal Ontario Museum, commonly known as the ROM, is a major museum for world culture and natural history in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The ROM is the fifth largest museum in North America, containing more than six million items and over 40 galleries. It is also the largest museum in Canada. It has notable collections of dinosaurs, Near Eastern and African art, East Asian art, European history, and Canadian history.


Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography
The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (CMCP) (French: Le Musée canadien de la photographie contemporaine (MCPC)) is a gallery of Canada's best art and documentary photography. Founded in 1985 and affiliated to the National Gallery of Canada, it is located at 1 Rideau Canal, Ottawa, tucked in beside the Chateau Laurier and overlooking the Rideau Canal.


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Place des Arts
Place des Arts is a major performing arts centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Located in the eastern part of the city's downtown ( 45°30?31.40?N, 73°34?02.10?W), between Ste-Catherine and de Maisonneuve Streets, and St-Urbain and Jeanne-Mance streets, the complex is home to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and the Opéra de Montréal.


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a major museum in Montreal, Canada. It was founded in 1860, making it Canada's oldest art institution. It is the city's largest museum and is amongst the most prominents in Canada. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a member of the International Group of Organizers of Large-scale Exhibitions, also known as the Bizot Group, a forum which allows the leaders of the largest museums in the world to exchange works and exhibitions.


Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal is a contemporary art museum in the Place des Arts complex, Montreal, Québec, Canada. The collection includes over 7,000 works of art by more than 1,500 artists (1,200 still living), covering contemporary art in Quebec in particular and Canada in general, as well as international artists.


Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is a museum in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada gathering approximately 25,000 works essentially produced in Quebec, or by Quebec artists, some of which dating from the 18th century. It also houses a library since 1987. It is located on the Plains of Abraham, in Battlefields Park.


The Rooms
The Rooms is a cultural facility in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It houses the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador. On a hill overlooking the port city, it can be seen from almost any point in St. John's.


New Brunswick Museum
The New Brunswick Museum, located in Saint John, New Brunswick is Canada's oldest continuing museum. The New Brunswick Museum was officially incorporated as the "Provincial Museum" in 1929 and received its current name in 1930, but its history goes back much further. Its lineage can be traced back another eighty-seven years to 1842 and to the work of Dr. Abraham Gesner.


Huronia Museum
The Huronia Museum is located in Midland, Ontario, Canada. The museum consists of the museum building (housing collections and art gallery) and the Huron/Ouendat (Wendat) village (palisade and longhouse). The museum is open year round and has nearly one million objects and receives some 20,000 visitors each year. The collections include artifacts pertaining to native history and maritime history. The museum provides educational programmes for schools and adults.


Base Borden Military Museum
Base Borden Military Museum is a military museum located on the grounds of CFB Borden, in Borden, Ontario, Canada. Combining four separate museums, it has numerous items, equipment and vehicles from all eras of Canadian military history, including a large number of historic armored vehicles and aircraft displayed outside in the Major-General F. F. Worthington Memorial Park and around the base.


Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a major Canadian aviation museum. It is located at the John C. Munro International Airport on the outskirts of Hamilton, Ontario. The museum is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to acquire, document, preserve and maintain a complete collection of aircraft that were flown by Canadians and the Canadian military services from the beginning of the Second World War to the present.


Canadian War Museum
The Canadian War Museum (CWM) is Canada’s 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. The conflicts range from early warfare among First Peoples to today’s “war on terror.”


Comox Air Force Museum
The Comox Air Force Museum preserves and exhibits the heritage and history of CFB Comox and military aviation on the west coast of Canada. The museum is located at the main gate of CFB Comox, located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The museum opened its doors in the current location 12 September 1987.


Royal Canadian Regiment Museum
The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum is a military museum located at the military base ASU London in London, Ontario, Canada. Although original architectural drawings of Wolseley Hall drafted in 1886 show space allocated to a museum, the museum in its current form was officially opened in 1983 during the royal visit of H.R.H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It is dedicated to the exploits of The Royal Canadian Regiment. Artifacts displayed in the museum cover the regiment's activities from the Yukon Gold Rush to their current work in Afghanistan.


King Township Museum
The King Township Museum in King City, Ontario, Canada is a local history museum for the township of King at 2920 King Rd. It was previously known as Kinghorn Museum, and is located on what was once known as Kinghorn, now subsumed by King City.


Apple Capital Museum
The Apple Capital Museum is a museum located in Berwick, Nova Scotia exploring the history of the Town of Berwick and near-by Kings County communities. Formed in 1998, it is housed in the 1900 era Margeson bicycle shop which the Museum shares with the tourist bureau for the Town of Berwick. The apple industry is a major focus and the Museum includes a large working railway model of the town’s centre during the height of Nova Scotia's apple industry in the 1930s.


Canadian Museum of Civilization
The Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) is Canada’s national museum of human history and the most-visited museum in the country. It is located in Gatineau, Quebec, directly across the Ottawa River from Canada’s Parliament Buildings. The museum’s primary purpose is to collect, study, preserve, and present material objects that illuminate the human history of Canada and the cultural diversity of its people.


Thunder Bay Historical Museum
The Thunder Bay Historical Museum is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It is operated by the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, which was founded in 1908 by Peter McKellar as the Thunder Bay Historical Society, and incorporated in 1972 as the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society.


North American Black Historical Museum
The museum was founded by Melvin Simpson and opened in 1975. It is intended to promote community pride in their heritage. The museum covers the achievements of black North Americans, starting with their original African culture, chronicling the years of slavery, and finishing with modern achievements.


Peterborough Centennial Museum
The Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives (PCMA) is a historical museum located within the city of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Found only a short distance from the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of the Peterborough Lift Lock, the museum too has a history spanning well over a century and is home to the second oldest historical collection of its kind within Ontario.


McCord Museum
The McCord Museum is a public research and teaching museum dedicated to the preservation, study, diffusion, and appreciation of Canadian history. The museum, whose full name is McCord Museum of Canadian History, is located at 690 Sherbrooke Street West ( 45°30?15.80?N, 73°34?24.60?W), next to McGill University, in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


Windsor Community Museum
Windsor Community Museum is a historical museum located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada which displays the city's rich and colourful past. It is located in an historic house built in 1812 by François Baby, a prominent French-Canadian (which is now designated as a National Historic Site). The Museum was originally named the Hiram Walker Historical Museum due to the large amount of money donated by the Hiram Walker Brewing Company for the restoration of the Baby House.


Canadian Museum of Nature
The Canadian Museum of Nature is a natural history museum in Ottawa, Canada. Its collections, which were started by the Geological Survey of Canada in 1856, include all aspects of the intersection of human society and nature, from gardening to gene-splicing.


Canadian Postal Museum
The Canadian Postal Museum (CPM) is housed within the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec. It has been described as one of the largest postal museums in the world, ranking second in annual attendance. The museum is not primarily about postage stamps, although it has a first-class collection that numbers in the tens of thousands. Rather, it presents the broader story of Canada’s postal heritage, including the social and economic importance of postal communications throughout the country’s history. It also explores international themes relating to postal communications.


Canadian Children's Museum
The Canadian Children's Museum (CCM) is located inside the Canadian Museum of Civilization, in Gatineau, Quebec. The CCM is among the most popular museums in the country, attracting about half a million visitors each year.[1] It is also Canada’s largest exhibition centre (3,000 square metres) designed specifically for children up to age 14 and their adult companions. Most of the space is devoted to the museum’s permanent exhibition, The Great Adventure.


Virtual Museum of Canada
The Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) is Canada's national virtual museum. With over 2,500 Canadian museums, the VMC brings together Canada's museums regardless of size or geographical location. The VMC includes virtual exhibits, free online games, educational material, and over 580000 images. The resources are bilingual -available in both French and English. While the content on the Virtual Museum of Canada is created by Canadian museums, it is administered by the Canadian Heritage Information Network which is an agency within the department of Canadian Heritage.


Canadian Museum of Civilization
The Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) is Canada’s national museum of human history and the most-visited museum in the country.[1] It is located in Gatineau, Quebec, directly across the Ottawa River from Canada’s Parliament Buildings. The museum’s primary purpose is to collect, study, preserve, and present material objects that illuminate the human history of Canada and the cultural diversity of its people.


Museum of Anthropology
The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus near Vancouver, Canada, is one of the foremost museums of Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations culture. As well as being a major tourist destination, MOA is also a teaching museum, used in a number of courses at UBC, and a research museum.


Canadian Canoe Museum
The Canadian Canoe Museum, located in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, is the only canoe museum in North America. It was originally founded as the Kanawa Museum in 1957 by Kirk W. Wipper at Camp Kandalore, north of Minden, Ontario, when a friend presented Professor Wipper with a dugout made circa 1890. Over the years, the collection grew. It was housed inadequately in wooden buildings at Kandalore, and by the late 1980s it was becoming clear that a new home would be needed. Wipper transferred control of his historic collection to the organization now called the Canadian Canoe Museum in 1994.


Canada Science and Technology Museum
The Canada Science and Technology Museum is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on St. Laurent Boulevard, to the south of the Queensway (Highway 417).


Manitoba Museum
The Manitoba Museum, previously the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature is the largest museum in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The museum is the largest heritage center in Manitoba and focuses on human and natural heritage. It has planetarium shows and a Science Gallery hall.





















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