Museums

Museums

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Museum Hours:
Closed on Monday, except on Holiday Weekends, then closed on Tuesday.
Tuesday to Friday: 9am to 3pm (Doors locked at 4pm)
Saturday & Sunday (All Buildings) 1pm to 4pm

Borden Military Museum

Camp Borden was officialy open on July 11, 1916 by the Minister of Militia and Defence Major General Sir Sam Hughes, KCB, MP. In the 1930's the Base become the headquarters of the first armoured school, headed by the then Major F.F. Worthington. Other schools were soon added to the base making it the most important training Base in Canada. 
Over one half of the soliders who served in the Canadian Army overseas during WWI and WWII recieved some training here. Camp Borden is the birth place of Canada's Air Force and location of the first purpose build aircraft hangar (a National Historic Site).

 
Borth Army and Air Training continued at Camp Borden after WWII and in 1966 the Army and Air Force establishments integrated and Camp Borden become Canadian Forces Base Borden under one Commander. Today, CFB Borden is the only tri-serve Base, training Army, Air Force and Navy Personnel in a multitude of Officer and Non-Commissioned occupations. 

Museum Attractions

Base Borden is one of Canada's large Military Museum which holds a significant collection of WWI, WWII and post-war armoured vehicals, truck and aircraft. The main museum tells the story of Camp Borden and the various schools, Corps and Brances that have their heritage vested at Canadian Forces Base Borden. 
Outside the museum, Major-General Worthington Memorial Park or 'Tank Park', named fro the fahter of Armoured Corps, contains armoured vehicles and artillery pieces from Canada as well as other countries around the world dating bark to WWI.
The Air Force Annex contains many interesting artifacts detailing the history of Air Forces in Borden. Inside the hangar you will find the AVRO 504K aircraft, the oldest flyable aeroplane in Canada, as well others on display both inside and outside. 

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