City of Ottawa
Unique in the nation’s capital, Cumberland Heritage Village Museum provides an immersive, fun, and educational experience that showcases life in the 1920s and 30s with dozens of heritage and true-to-the-era reproduction buildings – including a working sawmill and blacksmith forge – heritage breed farm animals, people in costume, vintage tractor-pulled wagon rides, and so much more.
Our school programs are tied with the education objectives established by the Ontario Ministry of Education. The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum school programming gives students an up-close, hands-on exploration of the skills, lifestyles and challenges of past generations. Our programs are approximately 60 minutes.
There’s no need to drive more than 30 minutes beyond downtown Ottawa to step back in time at a historic village! Whether it’s for a casual day trip to escape the daily grind, to take advantage of all our open space to relax on the Village Green playing vintage games, or to take part in one of our special events, Cumberland Heritage Village Museum always offers a unique experience that encourages you to play in the past and make memories for the future.
The City of Ottawa Museums care for and manage Ottawa’s evidence of human history beyond the written word. Over 200,000 objects in our artefact collections tell the story of the city’s evolution and the people who shaped it – from the earliest settlers to local celebrities.
All of the exhibitions at City of Ottawa museums and historic sites feature various objects from our artefact collections that represent special themes and ideas for exploration and discovery, and to spark thinking and conversations about what has changed over time and what still remains. Smaller displays are developed and available for viewing during special events and programs.
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum is a rare village setting with modern conveniences and rustic charm. Whether you’re planning a meeting, a special event, or the most important day of your life, the museum offers facilities with historic character set in a beautiful, tranquil location. With the addition of modern-day conveniences, your guests will enjoy a successful and memorable day.
Celebrate Easter and the arrival of spring with your family! Join us for Easter Special Events at our Museums and Historic Sites.
Give back to your community, gain valuable experience, meet new people. Check out the City of Ottawa's volunteer opportunities!
Young at Art celebrates the creativity and talent of Ottawa's young visual artists. It brings the work of young visual artists (Aged 12 to 19) to local art galleries across the city.
You should get at least one hour of physical activity per day! Learn how you can get your daily dose of exercise through different City activities.
Youth Zone workshops
The Youth Zone offers a variety of job workshops from interview skills to resume writing. Check out dates and times and how to register!
Cycling education courses
Want to improve your confidence and ability to ride around the City? Take a look at some of the cycling courses offered from April to October!
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