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Victoria Memorial Museum Building

Victoria Memorial Museum Building

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Victoria Memorial Museum Building

Photo from Google Street View ©2013 Google - Posted May, 2013

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
In front of the museum, on the south side of McLeod Street
between O'Connor and Metcalfe streets

Coordinates: N 45 24.771 W 75 41.384


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Plaque Text

Built between 1905 and 1911, this Tudor Revival structure with its crenellated roofline holds a prominent place in the history of Canadian museums. Originally constructed for the Geological Survey of Canada to feature well-lit exhibition areas, it is Canada's first building designed specifically for national museum collections and research. Over the years, it has been home to no fewer than four national museums devoted to natural history, science and technology, human history and fine art.

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Meetings of Parliament
Former Geological Survey of Canada Building


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