The Canadian Museum of History launches 2015-2016 season

GATINEAU, QC, April 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Hope and heroism. Greed and glory. Riots and revolts. You'll find them all during the incredible 2015-2016 season at the Canadian Museum of History. Relive some of Canada's most important milestones, with exhibitions on Terry Fox's inspiring Marathon of Hope, the British Columbia gold rush and the tumultuous 30-year journey to Confederation, the birth of our country.

This season's international exhibitions will put priceless treasures from Ancient and Medieval Europe on display, including exquisite gold, bronze and marble artifacts from Ancient Greece, a diverse collection of authentic Viking objects and an original copy of the Magna Carta, dating to 1300. And, at the Children's Museum, kids will enjoy meeting their favourite railway friends when Thomas the Tank Engine rolls into town.

Travel five thousand years in a single day at the Canadian Museum of History.

Special thanks to: McCord Museum; Library and Archives Canada; Terry Fox Centre; Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs; Durham Cathedral, Great Britain; The Swedish History Museum and MuseumsPartner, Austria; Australian National Maritime Museum; Minnesota Children's Museum; Royal BC Museum.

Click here for more information on any of these exhibitions.

Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Canadian Museum of History is Canada's largest and most popular cultural institution, attracting over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum's principal role is to enhance Canadians' knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada's history and identity, as well as to enhance Canadians' awareness of world history and culture.

For more information, visit historymuseum.ca and follow us on Twitter: @CanMusHistory.

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For further information: Media contacts: Stéphanie Verner, Media Relations Officer, Telephone: 819-776-7169, stephanie.verner@historymuseum.ca ; Éliane Laberge, Social Media and Media Relations Officer, Telephone: 819-776-7097, eliane.labrge@historymuseum.ca

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