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Canadian Museum of Civilisation

One of dozens of museums in Canada's capital region, the Museum of Civilisation is one of the most fascinating with its artefacts on display including interesting things such as the world's oldest known boat, several mummies, and the story of the 'bog people' of north-western Europe. The museum celebrates the diversity of humankind and showcases the achievements of cultures, past and present, using not only exhibits but live performances, giant screens and animations. The complex incorporates the Canadian Children's Museum, Canadian Postal Museum, an IMAX Theatre and a restaurant.

Address: 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau

E-mail: web@civilization.ca

Website: www.civilization.ca

Telephone: (819) 776 7000

Transport: STO Routes 21, 31, 33, 35, 67 or 77

Opening times: Opening hours vary slightly according to the season, but are generally from 9am to 6pm

Admission: Museum: C$12 (adults), C$8 (children); Free on Thursdays, from 4pm to 8pm