Tours and School Groups
Update: We’re excited to announce that Group Tours will resume on July 28, 2021. As we gradually reopen, the group size is temporarily limited to 9 people.
Read the most up-to-date information on how we’re keeping you safe here.
Daily Tours & Self-Guided Tours
- Buy your tickets online in advance.
- We have limited the number of visitors inside the building to allow for physical distancing.
- Be patient: If the museum is busy, we may ask you to wait outside (make sure to dress for the weather).
- Learn more about our safety measures here.
Special Reopening Guided Tour Times
Weekdays: 11:00 am and 2 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 am and 1 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 pm
Take your time to explore: There is no limit on how long you stay, so you can explore all day.
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Diefenbunker Group Tours
Looking for somewhere different to bring your group? The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum has been named Canada’s most significant Cold War site for visitors interested in culture and history. This National Historic Site of Canada is an underground nuclear bunker built in secrecy during the height of the Cold War, located just 35 km from Ottawa. As the Central Emergency Headquarters, it was meant to house the top officials of the government and military during the risk of nuclear attack.
Tours of this unique facility take visitors through recreations of government rooms, living quarters, and cryptographic areas. Some of the focal points include the Prime Minister’s suite, the War Cabinet Room, the Medical Centre, and the Bank of Canada Vault.
Guided tours can be booked Monday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tours are offered in English or French and last 60 minutes (45 minute or 90 minute long tours are available upon request).
- We require a minimum of 2 weeks notice for all bookings
Group Tour Rates (all rates include HST):
- Adults $16
- Seniors $15
- Students (University) $11
- Children and Youth (ages 18 and under) $8.50
For more information:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613.839.0007 x225 to check availability.
Group Registration Form (PDF)