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Unofficial art museums in Ottawa

Unofficial art museums in Ottawa

You may have already admired the National Gallery of Canada’s vast collections, explored the local and regional scene at the Ottawa Art Gallery, or admired the gothic architecture of the Parliament Buildings. But did you know that hip hop artists from near and far show off their creativity at the House of Paint event each year? That cat sculptures are hidden throughout a ByWard Market parking structure? And that a funky downtown antique shop exists to support the less fortunate?  

Around every corner within the region, you’ll find inspiring urban art including murals, graffiti, and sculptures, plus festivals, cultural events and unique local businesses that represent Ottawa’s creative community.

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Unofficial Museums: Books
Unofficial Museums – Art inspiration in Ottawa
Discover Ottawa’s unique and vibrant creative side through cultural events, urban art and special places around every corner.
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa’s seven national museums
Visit seven of Canada’s nine national museums in one city! Ottawa is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Canadian culture, history and more.
Ottawa’s vibrant urban arts scene
Around every corner in Canada’s capital, you’ll encounter stunning urban art including murals, sculptures, miniatures and graffiti. Ottawa's diverse…

Unofficial Museums

Want to see more? There’s so much more to see. Rediscover the city of museums, both official and unofficial! Back to all museums

Unofficial Museums: Culinary
Unofficial culinary museums in Ottawa
Titillate your tastebuds with food and drink experiences that highlight Ottawa’s bounty of talented chefs, local products and international influences.
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Unofficial entertainment museums in Ottawa
Go beyond Ottawa’s familiar entertainment options and discover unexpected surprises that will inspire you to explore different venues, events and more.
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Unofficial nature museums in Ottawa
Make an authentic connection with nature all over the Ottawa region through surprising adventurous activities and epic relaxing experiences.
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Unofficial family fun museums in Ottawa
Check out the family-friendly Unofficial Museums that Ottawa has to offer. Good eats, fun sports and so much more.
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Unofficial Museums
Ottawa is known as the city of museums, so we turned every point of interest into Unofficial Museums!

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