The Diefenbunker Museum is located at 3929 Carp Road, Ottawa, Ontario and is on unceded and unsurrendered Indigenous land.
A wheelchair is available for use upon request.
400 Level – Main Level
400 Level Map
Entrance – The entrance to the museum consists of three (3) ground barriers at each doorway. These barriers are one (1) inch in height and labelled with yellow and red tape.
Check in Desk – The check-in desk is location on a raised platform with the edge of the desk at the edge of the platform. The desk is about four (4) feet in height.
Decontamination Showers – The decontamination showers consist of four (4) raised barriers that reach one (1) foot in height. These barriers are labelled with yellow and black tape.
Exit – The exit from the museum consists of one (1) barrier. This barrier is one (1) inch in height.
300 Level Map
Federal Warning Centre – The Federal Warning Centre consists of raised, theatre-style seating that requires going up stairs. This has a large floor area and everything can be seen from the floor level.
Ottawa Semi-Automatic Exchange (OSAX) – The entrance/exit to OSAX consists of a ramp leading up to a one (1) inch floor barrier that is labelled with yellow and red tape. The exit/entrance from OSAX requires going down 3 steps.
CBC Studio – The entrance to the CBC Studio consists of a one (1) inch ground barrier. The CBC Studio sits at a higher height than the hallway floor.
200 Level Map
CANEX – The entrance to CANEX consists of a one (1) inch ground barrier that is labelled with yellow and red tape.
100 Level – Bottom Level
100 Level Map
Food Storage/Morgue (CURRENTLY CLOSED) – The entrance into the Food Storage/Morgue requires going down three (3) steps and going through a door. The other side of the door has a one (1) foot high ground barrier that is labelled with yellow and red tape.
We at the Diefenbunker Museum are committed to accommodating your needs to the best of our abilities. We acknowledge that there are pre-existing barriers within our building such as ledges, lips, and stairs that may make it difficult to access some rooms. A wheelchair is available for use upon request.
We welcome inquiry, feedback and resources regarding accessibility and accessibility improvement by phone 613-839-0007.
400 Level – Main (Top) Floor
There are four washrooms on the 400 level of the museum. The first is an accessible, gender-neutral, family washroom. The second is a women’s washroom that requires going up 3 steps in order to access.The third and fourth washrooms are accessible, gender-neutral washrooms.
(NOTE: These washrooms are not currently operational as we undergo renovation.) There are two washrooms on the 300 level of the museum. The men’s washroom, located beside “A” stairwell is a single stall room without barriers. The second is a women’s washroom, located in the “women’s quarters” and requires going up 3 steps in order to access.
There are two washrooms on the 200 level of the museum. The men’s washroom is located beside the cafeteria and requires going up 3 steps in order to access. The women’s washroom is a single stall room and is located in “B” stairwell. It requires going up 3 steps in order to access.
There are no washrooms on the 100 level.
Please note that the Diefenbunker Museum is not available by bus.
Parking: The Diefenbunker Museum has on site parking and is completely free. There is accessible parking to the left of the front doors and overflow parking just before the library.
All Diefenbunker staff can speak and write fluently in English. Individual staff who speak French are available.
We offer free Audio Guides which are available in eight different languages: English/Anglais, French/Français, German/Allemande/Deutsche, Mandarin/Mandarin/中文, Arabic/Arabe/عربى, Inuktitut/Inuktitut/ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ, Russian/Russe/русский, Spanish/Espagnol/Español