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Evocative Objects: Artefacts Unfolding Neighbourhoods

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Ottawa’s Caribbean Domestic Pioneers

An Ottawa-based documentary on the Caribbean Domestic Pioneers whose contributions to the National Capital Region shaped Canadian history. See more

Face to Face

The exhibit shares the stories of prominent members of the Jewish Ottawan community who made an impact in the public service and the Canadian political landscape. See more

Albert Street – Ottawa’s Old Chinatown

The virtual exhibit maps out Albert Street's historic Chinatown, a neighbourhood where early Chinese immigrants settled in Ottawa. (Image: Bytown Museum 2014.004.01.137) See more

Virtual Tour – Bytown Museum

The Bytown Museum, in partnership with Point3D Commercial Imaging Ottawa, is excited to announce the launch of its virtual tour. Take a walk through our three floors of exhibitions, explore artefacts, and immerse yourself in the Museum – located in the Commissariat, Ottawa’s oldest stone building – from any computer or from our access terminal on the 2nd floor. See more

Bytown Museum online database portal

Explore the collection of the Bytown Museum with the click of a mouse! We are adding new content every month, so check back often. See more

Treasures of Heritage

The exhibit entitled Treasures of Heritage aims to allow Gatineau residents to discover different facets of their collective heritage ever present in their daily lives, but often unknown. This exhibit is only available in French. See more

The Ottawa River: 400 Years of Encounters

When Champlain began travelling up the Ottawa River in 1613, he was looking for the North Sea. He embarks on this journey thanks to his Algonquin allies who know the country and provide canoes and guides. At that time, many milestones in the history of the Outaouais were already in place. The exhibition reflects the importance of the theme of the meeting of peoples, but also of the natural wealth and rich heritage that the Ottawa River represents. This exhibition is only available in French. See more

Champlain’s Astrolabe

In 2013, Archives summer student, Ryan Tobalt, created this exhibit about Charles Macnamara which has been edited for better presentation in a web format. See more