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100, rue Laurier, Gatineau819-776-7000The Canadian Museum of History welcomes over 1.2 million visitors each year to its celebrated complex in the heart of the National Capital Region, making it the country's most-visited museum. With roots stretching back to 1856, it is one of Canada's oldest public institutions and a respected centre of museological excellence, sharing its expertise in history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies both within Canada and abroad. The Museum of History safeguards a collection of close to 4 million artifacts and specimens, including some of Canada's most valued national treasures. The Museum preserves, explores and presents the history of Canada and the world through both permanent and temporary exhibitions. It is also home to the Canadian Children's Museum and an IMAX® Theatre.