What’s Happening

The Museum offers a wide variety of activities and promotions for visitors on nearly every calendar day. Please click on the title of events for more information.

January

MUSEUM CLOSED for the month of January.

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT. 

To book your group tour or require further booking information please contact our Visitor Services Manager at 613-234-4570 x 226 or stephenmattiussi@bytownmuseum.ca

Temporary Exhibit: The Gallant Thousand: Ottawa and the South African War | May 17th 2019 to February 17th 2020

The Gallant Thousand: Ottawa and the South African War is an exciting new temporary exhibition presented by the BYTOWN MUSEUM to mark the 120th anniversary since the beginning of the South African (Boer) War in 1899.

Featuring exceptional artefacts, unique photographs, and contemporary accounts, this new special exhibition will reveal Ottawa’s contribution in South Africa and explore how the Canadian experience shaped future military involvement overseas.

February

Hours Starting January 31st, 2019
Open Friday to Monday, 11am – 4pm

February 1st/2nd: Bytown Residents Roam Again!

Come meet the turn of the century ladies and gentlemen of Bytown wandering Sparks street. Interact with these costumed characters and discover what they think of present-day Ottawa. Learn about the fascinating history of Bytown and Ottawa through the eyes of its residents!

February 8th: Ice Carving demonstration at the Bytown Museum

Come and celebrate Winterlude at the Bytown Museum on Saturday, February 8th for our 7th annual Ice Carving Demonstration. Watch as a brand new ice sculpture takes shape right in front of you!

We’ll also have winter crafts and activities, and hot chocolate for everyone to enjoy!

February 8th/9th: Bytown Residents Roam Again!

Come meet the turn of the century ladies and gentlemen of Bytown wandering Sparks street. Interact with these costumed characters and discover what they think of present-day Ottawa. Learn about the fascinating history of Bytown and Ottawa through the eyes of its residents!

February 15th/16th: Bytown Residents Roam Again!

Come meet the turn of the century ladies and gentlemen of Bytown wandering Sparks street. Interact with these costumed characters and discover what they think of present-day Ottawa. Learn about the fascinating history of Bytown and Ottawa through the eyes of its residents!