Diefenbunker Appoints a New Executive Director

The Diefenbunker team is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine McGuire as our new Executive Director for the museum. Christine has more than 13 years of experience in the museum and heritage sector here in Ottawa. Throughout her career, Christine has brought her creativity, drive and passion to redefining exhibitions and enhancing audience engagement. She is known for pushing the boundaries of experiential exhibitions … Continue reading Diefenbunker Appoints a New Executive Director

Father’s Day By: Julie Beun It’s not top secret and won’t involve any real commandos, but Operation Father’s Day will see the Diefenbunker overrun with the Royal Canadian Dragoons and some of the rarest Cold War vehicles ever seen. Aimed at both raising money for the Cold War museum and the Guild of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, the event will also feature an unprecedented display … Continue reading

Spring is in the air – even underground!

The Diefenbunker started off strong in 2014 with a new website, new initiatives and a new vision for the year. Winter escaped us underground, and now – Spring has sprung and we’re sprouting new events like the grass above. April will close with a clever Easter Egg Hunt in our 100,000 sq/ft venue (talk about rewarding when you find the golden [chocolate] eggs!) on Saturday … Continue reading Spring is in the air – even underground!

A Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Diefenbunker

On November 11th, staff, volunteers, and visitors will gather in our Building Peace exhibit to honour our veterans for Remembrance Day. As Canada’s Cold War Museum, we have a unique responsibility to those who fought in Cold War conflicts, in Canada and beyond. In many ways, the Diefenbunker stands as a monument to the peaceful resolution of the Cold War – the fact that it … Continue reading A Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Diefenbunker

Free Admission to the Diefenbunker on Canada Day!

Happy Birthday Canada! To celebrate we are offering a fun-filled day of activities at the Diefenbunker Museum. Come join us between 11:00am – 4:00pm for a great celebration. Did we mention that admission is FREE all day? What’s Happening at Bunker Take part in our Photo Scavenger Hunt and enter your family in to win a great prize For the kids (or the kid-in-you): Be sure … Continue reading Free Admission to the Diefenbunker on Canada Day!

Minister of Canadian Heritage James Moore Visits the Diefenbunker

Valentine’s Day was extra sweet at the Diefenbunker this year! Staff, volunteers and Board members were thrilled to receive a visit from the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. Volunteer extraordinaire, Captain (N) (Ret’d) Michael Braham gave Minister Moore and his team of Parliamentary Secretaries (Paul Calandra and Jacques Gourde) a special tour of the Bunker. As the former head of … Continue reading Minister of Canadian Heritage James Moore Visits the Diefenbunker

Revitalizing the Cold War Store

Written By: Chrissy Howard, Alix McLeod, Sarah Smith, Lyndsey Sullivan Each year the Algonquin College’s Applied Museum Studies (AMS) Program teams up with local institutions to create opportunities for third year students to develop educational exhibitions. Our project involved writing a design brief, including a curatorial essay; the creation of exhibit panels, interactive activities, a scale model of the store; and a presentation of the … Continue reading Revitalizing the Cold War Store