Last year being the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon, a large scale model of the Moon was hung inside the Queens Lantern, and remains here at the moment. The familiar view we see faces out towards the north, so most of the views from inside the Lantern are of the less familiar dark side of the Moon.
This view looks north along Metcalfe Street, which leads towards Parliament Hill.
This view looks to the east.
And this view looks east. The family of woolly mammoths that are part of the Landscapes of Canada Gardens can be seen down there.
More views of our lunar neighbour.
One flight down, a walkway features historical information about the building and its architecture.
The Museum's origins date back a half century before the Victoria Memorial Museum Building, with the founding of the Geological Survey of Canada.