Renewing the LeBreton Gallery at the Canadian War Museum

Creator: Jeff Noakes

Date: 2013

Introduction: The Canadian War Museum (CWM) preserves and displays a sizeable collection of large military technology artifacts, including weapons and vehicles, in its LeBreton Gallery. This collection is publicly displayed so that visitors can better understand the military technology that Canadians have used, faced, and experienced in times of peace and conflict.As an integral part of the new Canadian War Museum building which opened in May 2005, the LeBreton Gallery replaces previous off-site storage and display facilities. The gallery provides modern, climate-controlled facilities linked to a workshop and collections vaults. With its array of large military artifacts, it is also a signature destination and space within the museum, and is used for a variety of purposes in addition to exhibitions, including public programming and events, and bookings for private functions. LeBreton is visited by a significant proportion of overall CWM visitors, and is one of the most popular galleries of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, which includes the CWM and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Reference: Renewing the LeBreton Gallery at the Canadian War Museum, ‘Renewing the LeBreton Gallery at the Canadian War Museum’, 2013

DOI Link:

Noakes, Jeff. (2013). Renewing the LeBreton Gallery at the Canadian War Museum. Zenodo.
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