Which Museums and Galleries are Found in Ottawa?

Posted by Maha Shahbazian on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 11:31am.


There are plenty of galleries and museums throughout the city of Ottawa. Whether you prefer a smaller gallery or a larger museum, you can find it within the city. Here's a look at some of the top galleries and museums in Ottawa.

Bytown Museum

Found on the Rideau Canal, this museum is a great spot to visit. It has the oldest stone building in the capital and plenty of great treasures throughout. The museum is three stories tall and provides audio tours in six different languages.

Billings Estate Museum - 2100 Cabot Street

This is the oldest wood-framed house within the area and provides quite a unique look at architecture form the early 1800s. The building provides plenty of exhibits and creative programs, along with customized tours for visitors to enjoy. Tour the house and the many exhibits or attend one of the many year-round events held here.

Fairfields Heritage House - 3080 Richmond Road

This Nepean museum provides interpretive tours of Fairfields on a seasonal basis. The tour is one hour long and provides a look at the Bell Family starting back in 1823. It has been refurnished with plenty of artefacts for visitors to enjoy.

National Gallery of Canada

Created back in 1880, this gallery provides all types of beautiful works of art. Over 40,000 pieces are found here from more than 6,000 artists. Both European and American galleries are found here with plenty of sculptures, paintings, decorative art and more.

Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is a very interesting spit and holds the record for the largest coin in the world, which is a 100 kg pure gold coin. It's worth about $1 million. This facility provides guided tours and a look at the shiny gold and silver coins, along with many different sets and even a few watches.

Other museums and galleries found throughout Ottawa include:

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