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Explore the Collection

The amazing and surprising stories told by artifacts will help you understand the ongoing relationships between science, technology and the transformation of Canadian society.

Artifact Spotlight

Click on Artifact Spotlight for brief stories about a selection of artifacts, including new acquisitions, from the CSTM collection.



Click on A Closer Look, Collection Profiles and Curator's Choice, for stories about the significance of artifacts from a cross section of the Museum’s collection.

Coat of arms of the City of Chesterfield
Trade literature collection
And the Emmy Goes to...
Thomas Edison's improved stock ticker.
The Karsh of Ottawa Collection
Washing Machines
CNR Locomotive 247
Scientific Instruments
Spectroscopic gratings
The Electronic Sackbut
Canoes: The Shape of Success
Albany cutter



Artefacts Canada Database

Find objects from our collection at the Artefacts Canada Database. Information on and images of Canada Science and Technology Museum artifacts may be found here. Clicking the "Only Records With Images" box when searching for specific artifacts will bring up our Museum's artifacts and their images.




Click on the links below for information about the process and themes the Canada Science and Technology Museum uses to research, collect, document and preserve the collection of 2- and 3-dimensional objects.