UPCOMING FILMING AT THE MUSEUM
The Bunker will be the site of a film shoot that will impact our hours and access to certain areas within the Museum in the coming week.
-April 23-27 and May 2: It will be business as usual although the film crew and art department will be unloading and setting up. A few of our spaces will certainly look a little different at this time too!
-April 28-30: The crew will be filming on these days so we will close at noon each day and will limit access to the Museum in the morning. Visitors are welcome to join the 11 a.m. tour (by reservation at 613-839-0007) but there will be no self-guiding.
-May 1: Another day of filming but we will be open all day as usual. The Med Centre will be closed to visitors, though and we expect a flurry of activity in that general area.
BONUS: The Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s mobile exhibition will be parked outside on May 1 and 2. A pretty great trade off for what won’t be on view inside the Museum!
If and when there are changes to this plan we will update our website and social media right away. If in doubt, just give us call. We’ve done all we can to limit the time we are closed to the public and thank you for your cooperation and understanding over this period.
Ottawa’s Most Unique Historical Site
The Diefenbunker is a four-story, 300 room, 100,000 square foot underground bunker, and was meant to house 535 Canadian government officials and military officers in the event of a nuclear war. Shrouded in mystery, the Diefenbunker, nicknamed after then Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, was designed and built in secrecy during the crest of Cold War fear, between 1959 and 1961. The name of the facility was given by a Toronto Star journalist who exposed a story of its development. Want to know more? Visit us for a tour!
Watch our teaser trailer for a quick peek into our underground bunker! Thanks Ottawa Tourism for the great video!
What’s new at the Diefenbunker?
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on April 30th.
Congratulations to all!