Ottawa Journals

Capital City Museums, Monuments and Memorials

An April 2007 trip to Ottawa by girlfromals

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography Photo, Ottawa, Ontario More Photos
Quote: Since Ottawa is the nation's capital it is full of a vast array of national and local museums, monuments, and memorials.
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography Photo, Ottawa, Ontario
Even though I have lived in Ottawa for a few years now, I never managed to make it to the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (CMCP). On an unexpected Friday afternoon off, I decided to pop in to check it out. Sandwiched in between the Ottawa Locks of the Rideau Canal and the historic Chateau Laurier Hotel, the museum is actually below street level. I took the elevator down to museum level and paid my admission. The woman at the admission desk was very helpful in calling over someone to take me over to the locker area to put away my work bag. This young man directed me to the exhibition area. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 25, 2007

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography
1 Rideau Canal
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6
(613) 990-8257

Currency Museum

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Currency Museum Photo, Ottawa, Ontario
My first visit to the Currency Museum was made out of necessity. We had tickets for a Parliament Hill tour for later that afternoon and needed to kill some time preferably somewhere indoors and air conditioned.Located in the Bank of Canada building, the Currency Museum offers a small glimpse into the fascinating world of money. And who does not like money? The museum traces the development of currency from ancient barter systems and the development of coinage, all the way to high-tech notes and bills designed to thwart counterfeiters. The displays clearly illustrate that the development o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 25, 2007

Currency Museum
245 Sparks St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G9
(613) 782-8914