30 Years of Safeguarding History

30 Years of Safeguarding History

Today, we mark a significant anniversary at the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum. On June 5, 1994, the Diefenbunker was formally declared a national historic site, recognized for its importance as Canada’s most significant Cold War artifact and for its unique...

Diefenbunker welcomes its one-millionth visitor

Diefenbunker welcomes its one-millionth visitor

Ottawa, Ontario, May 29, 2024 — The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum welcomes its one-millionth visitor since the museum opened to the public in 1998. To celebrate this historic moment, the one millionth visitor and their accompanying guests were offered free...

Don Kwan selected as Diefenbunker’s 2024 Artist-in-Residence

Don Kwan selected as Diefenbunker’s 2024 Artist-in-Residence

Le français suit. Ottawa, Ontario, April 29, 2024 — The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum is pleased to announce Don Kwan as its 2024 Artist-in-Residence. Don’s residency will culminate in a multi-sensory exhibition honouring the vital contributions made by the...

Sensory Bags

Sensory Bags

On April 23, 2024, we introduced a sensory bag program at the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum! This new offering was developed by the Ottawa Museum Network for their member museums, to be implemented as a specialized resource for visitors. These backpacks are...

Time is Ticking: The Tale of the Doomsday Clock

Time is Ticking: The Tale of the Doomsday Clock

The Doomsday Clock, created by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 1947, is a symbolic representation of how close humanity is to global catastrophe — or, midnight. The concept of Doomsday Clock was created at a time of great danger for humanity — the United...

What Would You Do?

What Would You Do?

Over the last several months, we’ve been asking visitors to step into the shoes of the 500 to 600 government officials, military personnel, and civilians who had designated roles within the Diefenbunker between 1962 and 1994. These roles, ranging from health care to...

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