Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum and National Historic Site - Historic Places Days

Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum and National Historic Site

Ottawa, Ontario
Type
Museum/Gallery
Address
3929 Carp Road, Carp, ON, Canada
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Hours
Our hours of operation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Phone
613-839-0007

The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, a once-top secret, four-storey underground bunker, is the only one of its kind in Canada and, arguably, in the world. Designed sixty years ago as the centre for Canada’s defence against nuclear attack, the museum and its stories have a crucial role to play in understanding our past — and our collective future. The Diefenbunker’s one-of-a-kind experiential learning environment, coupled with its award-winning programs, events, and exhibitions, draws visitors from around the world.

The Diefenbunker offers an 8-language audio guide, guided tours, birthdays, spy camp, and the Escape Room.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

  1. Even if the power goes out here in the bunker these rotary phones can be used! Many home phones during the Cold War just needed a phone line connection.
  2. In North America, only 1.5% of the population had home fallout shelters. This is well below what pop culture told us at the time
  3. The most powerful air raid siren built for the Cold War was 12 feet long, used a 180 horse power engine and could turn fog into rain.

Location

3929 Carp Road, Carp, ON, Canada
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