Diefenbunker Museum

Diefenbunker Museum

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Ponder the Cold War as you tour this four-storey underground bunker in rural Ottawa. Originally designed to shelter Canadian VIPs during a nuclear attack, it is now a National Historic Site.

The Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum reminds us that the world was once on the edge of nuclear war but chose peace instead. Experience its exhibitions, programs and events—including popular escape-room adventures—to get a chilling glimpse into Canada's past.

Tour recreated government work spaces, living quarters and cryptographic areas, filled with vintage maps, old telephones and early computers. Highlights include the Prime Minister's Suite, the War Cabinet and the Bank of Canada Vault. Public tours suitable for all ages are offered year round, in English and French.

Location

Diefenbunker Museum

Diefenbunker Museum

3929 Carp Road
Ottawa (Carp) ON K0A 1L0
Canada

Diefenbunker Museum

Diefenbunker Museum

3929 Carp Road
Ottawa (Carp) ON K0A 1L0
Canada

More Details

Address
3929 Carp Road Ottawa (Carp)
Local
Toll Free
Major credit cards accepted
Accessibility: Entry
Partial
Accessibility: Washrooms
Partial
Dates & Hours of Operation
Open 7 days per week from 11:00am-4:00pm
Reservations (Large Groups)
Required
Distance to Shaw Centre (km)
0.0
Distance to airport (km)
0.0
Admission (regular adult price)
16 CAD to 30 CAD
Time Needed to Visit
2
Student Friendly
Coach Parking
Onsite
Comp policy for the Driver and/or the Escort
Driver only
Group Menu Available
Group Rates Offered
Maximum Group Size
120
Group and FIT web page
Outdoor Venue Available 
Number of Meeting Rooms/Private Spaces
8
Total Square Footage of Meeting Space
9396
Size of Largest Meeting Room (Square Feet)
3679
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (Reception Style)
160
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (Theatre Style)
200
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (Banquet Style)
160
Meeting spaces
Space Area Banquet Theater Classroom U Shape Hollow Square Boardroom Half Rounds Reception
Allard Gallery 483
Alumni Gallery 336
Bank of Canada Vault 1770
Bank of Canada Vault Hallway 828
Dining Area 3679
Federal Warning Centre 558
Secretariat 691
Senior Officer's Lounge 330
War Cabinet Room 721

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