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The Museum is closed to the public indefinitely

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the national museums have made the decision to close the museums across Canada to visitors and all other groups, effective Saturday, March 14 and until further notice. We regret the impact of this decision on the individuals, families and groups who use our facilities. However, we believe that this decision is in the best interests of all the communities we serve. This message is from the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Canadian War Museum, Ingenium and the National Gallery of Canada.

Canada’s Response to the 1973 Chilean Crisis

International observers found Canada’s response to be one of the worst among Western countries in resettling Chilean refugees following the 1973 Chilean coup d'état. Despite this observation, nearly 7,000 persons were permanently resettled in Canada. Read more in our latest immigration history article >

A Teddy Bear's Journey