Plan Your Visit

FALL/WINTER HOURS 

October 1st 2019 – May 15th 2020 :
Open 11 am to 4 pm, Thursday to Monday.
CLOSED Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The museum is open by appointment for the month of January. Please contact stephenmattiussi@bytownmuseum.ca for more information, to book a group tour or to make reservations for outside regular hours.

SUMMER HOURS 

May 16th 2019 – June 20th 2019 and September 2nd – September 30, 2019
Open Daily 10am to 5pm

EXTENDED SUMMER HOURS

June 21st 2019 – September 1st 2019 :
Open Daily 10am to 7pm
Thursdays until 8pm with free admission after 5pm.

 

ADMISSION 

Purchase at the Museum ticket counter. Groups of 10 or more, please see our Group Visits page.  

  • General, Senior, Student, Youth – $2.00
  • Child (5 years & under) – complimentary

Taxes are included in all admission

Check our Free Admission Days on our What’s Happening page

MEMBER ADMISSION 

Admission is free to all BYTOWN MUSEUM Members. Do you want to become a Member? Find out more here

Address 1 Canal Lane, Ottawa
Phone: 613-234-4570 613-234-4570
Fax: 613-234-4846
PARKING

The closest parking to the BYTOWN MUSEUM is paid parking at the National Arts Centre.

PEDESTRIAN ACCESS 

There are two main routes to access the BYTOWN MUSEUM on foot:

VIA Wellington Street by the iron gate at the southeast corner of the Parliament Hill grounds (near the statue of Sir Wilfrid Laurier). The gate is on the west side of the Rideau Canal. At this gate there is a set of stairs going down to the Ottawa Locks of the Rideau Canal. At the bottom of the stairs turn north (left) and walk approximately 250 metres along the locks to the Museum. 

VIA the west bank of the Rideau Canal pathway and the National Arts Centre (NAC). There is a pedestrian ramp from Elgin Street near the NAC for easier pedestrian access than by stairs. The Rideau Canal pathway is accessible at several points along the Canal. From the NAC follow the canal pathway north approximately 500 metres along the locks to the Museum.

CYCLIST

bytown-bikingnearottawalocksA bike rack is conveniently located next to the Museum entrance.

BUS ROUTES 

oc_transpo_logoThe BYTOWN MUSEUM is close to several major bus routes and is a ten-minute walk from the transit hub at the Rideau Centre. For full details including fares, times and routes please visit the OC Transpo web site. From the Rideau Centre walk west towards Parliament Hill along Rideau/Wellington streets. You should be able to see the Museum from the bridge you will cross if you are on the Parliament Hill side (north side) of the street. Cross the bridge and follow the directions listed above under Pedestrian Access.

AQUA TAXI 

Continuous shuttles between Ottawa and Gatineau. Tickets are available for purchase inside the Bytown Museum. Aqua-Taxi-PasserelleMay 10 – June 29 Daily, 9:30 am-6:00 pm (Thursdays, until 8:00 pm) June 30 – September 3 Daily, 9:30 am – 7:00 pm (Thursdays, until 8:00 pm) September 4 – October 14 Daily, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm (Thursdays, until 7:30 pm)

For more information, visit their website here       

 
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