Archive for October, 2014

The Diefenbunker has something to offer everyone this fall so plan to join us in Carp in the coming weeks.

For the art lover, Breaking Barriers continues to January 31, 2015.  Organized in partnership with One World Dialogue, the exhibition explores the lessons of breaking barriers and the symbolism of the Berlin Wall in its efforts for peace.  Come and see how the Bank of Canada Vault has been transformed into a dramatic exhibition space for works by local artists, youth, and community members.

For those who enjoy scary tales and even a little gore, we offer Incident at the Bunker: A Zombie Adventure. Organized in partnership with The Haunted Walks Ottawa, Incident at the Bunker is an interactive adventure with the undead, deep inside the labyrinth that is the Museum.  With over 140 volunteer zombies this year, it may be our scariest Halloween season ever.  There are still three tour dates left, including a special after hours tour on Sunday, October 26th.  Tickets can be purchased online through The Haunted Walks Ottawa.  It would be ‘ghoulish’ for you to miss out!

For the history buff, we are recognizing the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall through a trio of exhibitions organized in partnership with the German Embassy to Canada.  25 | Berlin brings together the photography of artist Leslie Hossack, bold works by graffiti artists from both Berlin and Montreal, and a dramatic overview of the story of 20th century Europe as told through rare photographs, newspaper clippings and political cartoons from different European archives.

For those who are into the ‘underground’ party scene, we are proud to be hosting a Free Europe Party in partnership with Nature Nocturne Productions.  With a German DJ, food and drink from across continental Europe, and a range of fun, interactive activities, it’s sure to be a party like no other.  Tickets are available online through the Canadian Museum of Nature.  Let’s show them how we do it in Ottawa’s West End!

For all proud Canadians, we are honoured to host our annual Remembrance Day Ceremony in recognition of the sacrifice of those fallen during the Cold War.  Join us for this moving ceremony followed by a tour of the Museum.

And for those with a taste for fine spirits, we are happy to serve up our 3rd Annual Whisky Tasting Fundraiser. Guests will taste the wide range of flavours, aromas, and colours available in single malts and learn how various influences determine the distinct characteristics in particular whiskies, the importance of ageing, and the process of maturation.  Part travelogue, part history lesson, and certainly a multi-sensory experience, guests will taste five different whiskies with five different food pairings.  Whisky Business is a delectable event that is sure to sell out so reserve your tickets today!

Still looking for more?  The Diefenbunker offers daily public tours, spy themed birthday parties, a Cold War store and more all within the thick concrete walls of our National Heritage Site.  There really is no place else like the Diefenbunker.  We hope to see you soon!