Carp, Ontario K0A 1L0
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Rate & review Diefenbunker, Canada's Cold War Museum
Where ProfileOnce a bomb shelter built to protect the prime minister, government leaders, and military brass in the event of a nuclear attack, the Diefenbunker — named for Canada’s former prime minister, John Diefenbaker — has been preserved as a museum. The huge four-storey underground shelter presents exhibits about the Cold War era.
Until June 11: “Voices of our Past: Top Secret Stories from the Employees of CFS Carp" features oral histories of former Canadian Forces employees who worked at Diefenbunker. It reveals daily life in the bunker and the atmosphere during the Cold War era.
May 30 to Aug. 30: Cold War Cartooning travels back through 40 years of political history, examining cartoons documenting key moments in Cold War history.
July 2 to Aug. 26: A number of spy-related day camps are available weekly for junior detectives.
Wear a sweater; the temperature inside the museum is cool. $14; seniors: $13; students: $10; youth (six to 18): $8; children five and under: free; families: $40. Plus taxes. Open daily. See website for schedule of guided tours, self-guided, and audio/video tours.