December 20 – 22nd, 2019
11am – 4pm
December 23rd, 2019 – January 2nd 2020
The museum is open by appointment for the month of January. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, to book a group tour or to make reservations for outside regular hours.
Starting January 31st, 2020
Open 11 am to 4 pm, Thursday to Monday.
CLOSED Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
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
Admission is free to all BYTOWN MUSEUM Members. Do you want to become a Member? Find out more here
The closest parking to the BYTOWN MUSEUM is paid parking at the National Arts Centre.
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.
A bike rack is conveniently located next to the Museum entrance.
The 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.
Continuous shuttles between Ottawa and Gatineau. Tickets are available for purchase inside the Bytown Museum. May 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)
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