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MUSEUMS IN QUEBEC

Québec is home to some of the earliest outposts and settlements in North America, and the Québecois culture is every bit as vibrant and distinct as it way centuries ago. No surprise, then, that Québec's museums and galleries are popular destinations for visitors from around the world.

Museums in Québec in Gatineau (just across the river from the nation's capital, Ottawa), traces 1,000 years of settlement in Canada, and also houses a stunning IMAX/Omnimax theatre in an impressively-designed building that pays homage to Canada's First Nations People.

The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, which is over 140 years old, was Canada's first art museum, and its collection of everything from paintings to furniture is not to be missed.

Close by, the Canadian Centre for Architecture focuses on the evolution of cityscapes and the manmade environment; don't miss its stunning sculpture garden. And in towns and cities across the province, you will discover the history and de of regional arts and crafts, from stained glass to bookbinding to whiskey making.

Let your feet take you where they will; no matter where you go, it will be a voyage of discovery.

Canadian Museum of Civilization
100 Laurier Street, P.O. Box 3100, Station B, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4H2.

Montréal Museum of Fine Arts:

The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
350 Place Royal, Old Montréal, Québec

Canadian Centre for Architecture
1920, Baile St., Montréal, Québec

1- Abenaki Museum

Quebec’s first Native museum, has been explaining the different dimensions of Abenaki history and culture for 40 years now. Located in a former school, in the heart of the community, it boasts an extensive ethnological collection. A Catholic church nearby has a magnificent carved frieze that never fails to impress visitors. In the adjacent park, overlooking the Saint-François River, are traditional homes and sculptures in a relaxing atmosphere. Take the time to attend craft demonstrations, and learn about the rich traditions of one of the 11 First Nations of Quebec.

Open
Open year-round: Every day
November - May (Low season): Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

108 rue Waban-Aki
Odanak, Quebec
J0G 1H0
Region Centre du Québec

2- Argenteuil Regional Museum

This museum is nestled on the north shore of the Outaouais River, in the heart of the charming village of Saint-André-d’Argenteuil, the 65-year old Argenteuil Regional Museum is one of Quebec's oldest. The Museum is housed in an impressive Georgian building from the 1830s, a Parks Canada national historic site, and explains the key role of Argenteuil county in Quebec heritage and history. You will learn about the early Native, French and British settlers, through a collection of over 6,800 items from the Argenteuil region. The interesting, moving and beautiful objects illustrate domestic, working and military life, and rituals related to celebrations. As you explore the eleven rooms and temporary and permanent exhibition spaces, you’ll make the relationship of famous local citizens from the lower Laurentians, including Dollard des Ormeaux, Maude Abbott and John Caldwell Abbott. The Argenteuil Regional Museum is definitely a must-see site in the green lower Laurentians area.

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
December 15 - February 29 (Low season): Visit by appointment

44 route du Long-Sault
Saint-André-d'Argenteuil, Quebec
J0V 1X0

Region Laurentians

3- Armand Frappier Museum

The only museum in Quebec dedicated to the biological sciences. It presents the work of Dr. Armand Frappier, Pasteurien microbiologist, advocate of preventive medicine, entrepreneur and founder of a research institute. It builds on and preserves the scientific heritage of Quebec in the area of microbiology and biotechnology, and also promotes scientific literacy among the general public, especially young people. The MicroZoo exhibition introduces you to different species of micro-organisms and their habitats. Through the computer stations, exploration islands, games, microscopes, videos and more in the exhibition, you can explore the attractive world of micro-organisms, from the most useful to the most harmful.

Open
Open year-round: Every day
September - June (Low season): Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

531 boulevard des Prairies
Laval, Quebec
H7V 1B7
Region Laval

4- Artothèque de Montréal
During the works in its permanent collection, the Artothèque de Montréal offers a direct, day-to-day relationship with contemporary art. This open art museum is for those who approach art as a discovery, an emotional or intellectual quest.

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday

5720 Saint-André Street
Montreal, Quebec
H2S 2K1

Region Montreal

5- Aventure Leclerc
Enjoy an adventure you won’t find anywhere else in Canada? Come visit the all-new Biscuits Leclerc agri-food discovery center, set right in the center of the François Leclerc industrial park, in Quebec City, for a wonderful trip back in time. See how our products are manufactured, look back over our nearly one hundred years of history and forward to the future of the food industry. You can even take a virtual tour of our factories, with a 3D multimedia show, and learn why Leclerc products have been delighting young and old since 1905.

Open
Seasonal
June 1 - September 1: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday – Sunday.

1 September –31 October: (with reservation)

91 rue de Rotterdam
St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec
G3A 1T1
Region Capital region (Quebec City/Charlevoix)

6- Bagotville Air Defence Museum

The Bagotville Air Defence Museum is the only military aviation museum in Quebec. Opened in 1997, it presents exhibitions describing the country’s air defence history. A park next to the museum displays various aircraft of importance in our military history as well as an MIG-23 from the Czech Republic, a collector’s item and the only one of its kind in Canada. Take a ride on the tour bus and visit the facilities of the 3rd Squadron, the only fighter airbase in Eastern Canada. You can even see a Hornet CF-18 up close!

Open
Seasonal
June 14 - September 6: Every day
Early September - End May: Visit by appointment

6473 chemin Saint-Anicet
Hwy 170, direction Bagotville military Base
Alouette, Quebec
G0V 1A0

7- Bank of Montreal Museum

Canada’s oldest bank was founded in 1817, and has combined a rich heritage over the years. The Museum presents a reproduction of the first teller’s wicket and immerses visitors in a 19th-century banking environment, through a remarkable collection of objects and historic documents. You can see an expressive witness of the Bank’s historical heritage, including authentic banking tools from bygone days, old photos and a collection of coins, cheques and piggybanks.

Open
Open year-round: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday – Friday

129 Saint-Jacques Street
Montreal, Quebec
H2Y 1L6

Region Montreal

8- Bas-Saint-Laurent Museum
Here, you can discover visual art in all forms. You’ll be impressed by the unique collection of contemporary artwork in our exhibitions of well-known artists. One room is also dedicated to presenting the works of the next generation of artists in the Lower St. Lawrence region. With over 200,000 photos, the Museum has one of the best collections of old photographs in Canada, which you can like in its ethnological exhibitions. Finally, you will enjoy an inspiring experience with Vertigo Terræ, a permanent multimedia installation piece by Maurice-Georges Dyens.

Open
Open year-round: Every day
October - June (Low season):

300 rue Saint-Pierre
Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec
G5R 3V3

Region Lower St. Lawrence

9-Bioparc de la Gaspésie
The Bioparc de la Gaspésie has many unique scenes to offer: a different and enriching way to experience the Gaspé Peninsula; a combination of natural elements and sets created to illustrate Gaspesie wildlife environment; a 1-km trail through five different ecosystems with 20 indigenous species of animals roaming almost free; a dynamic interpretation program; and the chance to watch the animals at feeding time.

Open
Seasonal
Early June - Mid-October: Every day

123 rue des Vieux-Ponts
Bonaventure, Quebec
G0C 1E0

Region Gaspé-Magdalen Islands

10- Brome Country Museum
The Brome Country Museum, founded by the Brome County Historical Society, consists of six buildings where visitors can see familiar and lesser-known objects telling of local pioneers, soldiers and Native people. The Museum also has a Fokker D-VII, the best preserved of only three examples of this WWI aircraft in the world. It also presents a collection of radio equipment in the Reginald Aubrey Fessenden room, named for a little-known Eastern Townships inventor

Open
Open year-round: Every day
Mid-September - Mid-May (Low season): Visit by appointment

130 Lakeside
Knowlton, Quebec
J0E 1V0

Region Montérégie

11- Canadian Center for Architecture

The Canadian Center for Architecture is a museum and study center, works internationally to have architecture recognized as a subject of public interest. The CCA has an extraordinary collection of drawings, prints, photos, books and archival funds, and organizes exhibitions and public programs. It publishes books and catalogues and offers an excellent environment for advanced studies in architecture and architectural history.

Open
Open year-round: Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday – Sunday

1920 Baile Street
Montreal, Quebec
H3H 2S6

Region Montreal

12- Canadian Museum of Civilization

The Canadian Museum of Civilization has several permanent exhibition halls, including the Grand Hall with its authentic totem poles, illustrating the lives of West Coast Natives. The First Peoples Hall is also entirely devoted to Canada’s different aboriginal groups, while the Canada Hall depicts 1,000 years of Canadian history. The Canadian Postal Museum preserves and explains the history of postal communications, while the Canadian Children’s Museum offers hands-on fun for children of all ages. There is also an IMAX theatre and a theatre for performing arts. The Museum presents more than 15 temporary exhibitions a year, highlighting various aspects of Canadian and international culture.

Open
Open year-round: Every day
October - April (Low season): Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday – Sunday

100 rue Laurier
Gatineau, Quebec
J8X 4H2

Region Outaouais

13- Musée de la rivière Cascapédia
This Museum is dedicated to a world famous salmon river and introduces visitors to some of the celebrated figures who have fished it, and to the residents of Cascapedia-St.Jules. The community is a true Gaspé microcosm, made up of the descendants of Micmacs, Acadians, Loyalists, Scots and Irish. The Museum, in the heart of the village, features a collection that tells the fascinating story of this riverside community and its attachment to its rich natural heritage. You can look forward to a warm welcome from our guides and a delightful tour with plenty of anecdotes, rumours and legends. More you will find in store!

275 route 299
Cascapédia - Saint-Jules, Quebec
G0C 1T0
Telephone: (418) 392-5079
Fax: (418) 392-5070
E-mail: cascapedia_museum@globetrotter.net
Region Gaspé-Magdalen Islands

Open
Seasonal
May 15 - September 30: Every day

14- Centre d'exposition de l'Université de Montréal

The Centre d'exposition de l'Université de Montréal is one of the exclusive places in Montreal where consecutive exhibitions can cover a variety of disciplines like social sciences, the arts and pure sciences. The best meeting place for scientists and artists, the Center encourages different disciplines to work together and provides a forum for the university community to share its results with the greater public. The Centre d'exposition is also discovering new territory beyond the gallery walls, in cyberspace. While some virtual exhibitions are extensions of those in the galleries, others can be seen only on our Website.

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday – Sunday

2940 chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Pavillon de la Faculté de l'aménagement
Université de Montréal
Local 0056 Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1B9 Region Montreal

15-Centre historique des Soeurs de Notre-Dame du Bon-Conseil de Chicoutimi
The place of knowledge, silence and beauty, it is the place to please anyone seeks for peace and poetry. It’s a museum where thousands of discoveries and memories collected over the years to tell the story of our worshippers. A thematic exhibition on sacred art, in the form of a conceptual installation, is sure to charm and impress you.

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
September - June (Low season): Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

700 rue Racine East
Chicoutimi, Quebec
G7H 1V2
Region Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

16- Centre thématique fossilifère
Discover the wildlife of Lake Témiscamingue as it was 480 to 440 million years ago. As soon as you arrive at the Centre thématique fossilifère, you’ll be taken on a trip to the heart of Lake Témiscamingue, in a setting recreating the underwater world. Our experienced guides will explain different families of fossils and their features. You’ll learn about the geology of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. If you have the time, take a guided “fossil safari,” to admire the fossils in their natural environment. You can even pick up a few specimens and learn to identify them.
Back at the museum, check out our temporary exhibition on a scientific and technological theme.
Each temporary exhibition presented in summer is accompanied by a theme day or workshops examining the subject of the exhibition in more detail.

Open
Seasonal
June 24 - September 2: Every day
April 16 - June 23: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday – Friday

5 rue Principale
Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec
J0Z 3B0
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue

17- Château Dufresne Museum
Constructed in the early 20th century as a residence for brothers Oscar and Marius Dufresne, the Château Dufresne Museum invites visitors to step into the world of upper middle-class Francophone Montrealers of the era. With the diverse styles and opulent décor reflect the upper middle-class tastes of the era and those of a family tied to Quebec’s economic development. The museum also presents exhibitions in such fields as history, heritage and the visual arts.

Open
Open year-round: Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday


2929 Jeanne-d'Arc Street
Montreal, Quebec
H1W 3W2
Region Montreal

18- Château Ramezay Museum

The Château Ramezay Museum, a remarkable historic building, invites you on a trip back in time. It was built in 1705 by Claude de Ramezay, in 1895, thanks to the Antiquarian and Numismatic Society of Montreal, the Château Ramezay Museum opened to the public. In 1929, it was the first building classified as a historic monument by the Quebec government.
The Governor's garden shows how the past and present can coexist. It is laid out in the style of the gardens found at the residences of dignitaries in New France, such as Governor Claude de Ramezay himself.

Open
Open year-round: Every day
October 1 - May 30 (Low season): Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday – Sunday.

280 Notre-Dame Street East
Montreal, Quebec
H2Y 1C5
Region Montreal

19-Cinémathèque québécoise
It’s a real movie museum! The Cinémathèque québécoise has the largest collection of film and television archives in Canada, along with posters, photos, equipment, costumes and props. It is considered one of North America’s biggest film documentation centers. The Cinémathèque screens over 1,500 films and videos, from all periods and all over the world. Don’t miss the silent movies accompanied by pianist Gabriel Thibaudeau, on Friday evenings.
There are also free exhibitions on the theme of movies and television, educational activities and guided tours for school groups and special clienteles. The Cinémathèque is the reel thing when it comes to a passion for images and film!

Every year, the Cinémathèque hosts more than six international festivals relating to film, art films and documentaries. It handles the film aspects of the Montréal International Jazz Festival, and is now producing virtual exhibitions and making a place for itself on the Web!

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
335 de Maisonneuve Boulevard East
Montreal, Quebec
H2X 1K1 Region Montreal (06)

20- Colby-Curtis Museum
Back in 1859, Charles Carroll Colby and his young wife, Hattie Child, took possession of an imposing granite residence on the main street of Stanstead. In this rare historic home, still with its original contents, the Colby-Curtis Museum houses a wide collection of artifacts shows the lives of Anglophone notables of the day.
Temporary exhibitions highlight some interesting aspects of regional history. In fine weather, a tea salon is the perfect place to linger and enjoy the magnificent view of the Victorian-style garden.
The Museum offers guided residential and religious architectural tours, in summer, to introduce you to this heritage.

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday – Sunday

535 rue Dufferin
Stanstead, Quebec
J0B 3E0
Telephone: (819) 876-7322
Fax: (819) 876-7936
E-mail: info@colbycurtis.ca
Region Eastern Townships

21- Compton County Historical Museum Society
Located in two heritage buildings, an old Congregationalist church dating from 1841 and the former Eaton Academy, the Museum explains the history of Compton County and the area’s first settlers.

Open
Seasonal
First Wednesday in June - Last Sunday in September: Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday – Sunday.
On September weekends only. Possibility to be visited through October with appointment.

374 route 253
Eaton Corner, Quebec
J0B 1M0

Region Eastern Townships

22- Daniel Weetaluktuk Memorial Museum and Cultural Transmission Centre
The only recognized museum in Inuit territory, the Daniel Weetaluktuk Museum is devoted to protecting and disseminating the culture and language of Nunavik Inuit people.
Explore the roots of Inuit culture of today and yesterday, through the magnificent collection of items old and new, artwork and costumes displayed in their cultural context. The Museum also presents art and customs explaining the rich Inuit tradition, for the Inukjuak community and visitors. Closed to December 2004
The Museum is a meeting place and a learning opportunity for Inuit and all visitors. Inuit language and culture teachers are encouraged to give courses here. In addition, since it is located in heart of the village of Inukjuak, visitors can combine a trip to the Museum with other activities.

Open
Open year-round: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

Inukjuak, Quebec
J0M 1M0
Region Far North

23- Eberdt Museum of Communications
Here you can discover the history of the Sutton region by learning about developments in means of communication. In the 19th century, the region was a link between the large urban centers in Quebec and New England. The collection includes over 500 items relating to different kinds of communication, from telegraphs to telephones, radios, gramophones, televisions and much more, illustrating the technological transformations that marked the 19th and 20th centuries. Photos and artifacts also offer an overview of regional history.

Open
Open year-round: Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
November - April (Low season): Saturday – Sunday

30A rue Principale Sud
Sutton, Quebec
J0E 2K0
Region Montérégie

24- Écomusée du fier monde
The Écomusée du fier monde invites you to see industrial and working-class Montreal through the history of Centre-Sud, one of the city’s old neighbourhoods. Travel back in time to the Industrial Revolution – from the overall social phenomenon to the tiniest details of daily life! The museum is housed in the Bain Généreux.
A wonderful example of 1920s architecture, this former public bath bears witness to a bygone age and efforts to improve living conditions in working-class neighbourhoods.

Open
Open year-round: Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
2050 Amherst Street
Montreal, Quebec
H2L 3L8
Region Montreal

25-Eco museum

The Ecomuseum, located in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue on the Island of Montreal, is the only one of its kind, where visitors can observe over 100 animal species native to the St. Lawrence Valley.
There are black bears, wolves, coyotes, lynx, caribou, otters, eagles, wildfowl, reptiles, amphibians, fish and lots more, in natural enclosures spread out over the 28-acre expanse. It’s an ideal family outing in a friendly environment, a learning experience for parents and children alike and a chance to see all kinds of animals up close. The Ecomuseum is open 364 days a year (closed on Christmas day).

Open
Open year-round: Every day
21125 Chemin Sainte-Marie
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec
H9X 3Y7

Region Montreal

26- Espace Félix-Leclerc
The Espace Félix-Leclerc is the ideal place to discover or rediscover Félix Leclerc, one of Québec’s most prolific writers and a pioneering folksinger, or chansonnier. This fantastic museum, in its rustic setting, houses a permanent exhibition on Leclerc, a documentary on his life and career, and a temporary exhibition presenting the works of painters, photographers and artists who have influenced songwriting and singing in Quebec.

Open
Seasonal
February 15 - December 15: Every day

682 chemin Royal
Saint-Pierre-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec
G0A 4E0
Region Capital region (Quebec City/Charlevoix)

27- Canadian Railway Museum
Learn all about the history of railways and tramways in Canada. Discover a unique collection of more than 145 vehicles, recognized as one of the largest in North America. Admire the extensive collection of small artifacts, model trains and archival documents, including many rare books and period photographs. Tour the grounds in the Golden Chariot or take the garden train to learn all about the world of railway transportation. Take part in our thematic activities and our demonstrations of locomotives in action.

Open
Open year-round: Every day
November - April (Low season): Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

110 rue Saint-Pierre
Saint-Constant, Quebec
J5A 1G7
Region Montérégie

28 - Galerie historique Lucienne-Maheux du Centre hospitalier Robert-Giffard
The Asile provisoire de Beauport (Beauport temporary asylum), now the Center hospitalier Robert-Giffard, was the first psychiatric hospital in the province of Quebec when it was founded in 1845.
The Galerie historique Lucienne-Maheux offers a novel look back at the history of this institution. Meet the first psychiatrists, or “alienists,” the founders and their successors, the nuns of the Sisters of Charity of Quebec, and the pioneering men and women who worked together to establish the hospital. Spread throughout fifteen rooms, the permanent collection includes many original artifacts as well as some historic recreations: archival documents, old photographs, period furniture and works of art. Come and learn the different faces of the Centre hospitalier Robert-Giffard through its long history.

Open
By appointment only: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday
2601 rue de la Canardière
Beauport, Quebec
G1J 2G3
Region Capital region (Quebec City/Charlevoix)

29- Good Shepherd Museum
Visit the Good Shepherd Museum and discover the various “histories” of the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec City, an order that has always placed women at the forefront of their community’s mission. Religious history: the museum presents the history of the Good Shepherd of Quebec, an order founded in 1850 by Marie-Josephte Fitzbach to help troubled women turn their lives around. Ethnological history: the museum describes the activities of a community that has worked actively to educate the young people of Quebec. Its social and religious activities have spread not only to the United States, but also to Africa, Haiti and Brazil. Artistic history: the Good Shepherd studio has produced a century of major works. Master painters Plamondon, Hamel and Wickenden left some remarkable works for the order and trained some very prolific students. The carefully preserved collection also includes works of gold and silver, English china, etc.

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

14 rue Couillard
Quebec City, Quebec
G1R 3S9
Region Capital region (Quebec City/Charlevoix)

30- Island Aquarium
The Island Aquarium was founded in 1987 in a former warehouse used for storing fishing gear and salting fish at the La Grave historic site at Havre Aubert. Come & see sponges, anemones, starfish, scallops, crabs, lobsters, many different types of fish and two harp seals. You can even feel some specimens in special touching pools. A permanent exhibition shows the history of fishing on the Magdalen Islands and early-20th-century seafood conservation methods. The aquarium also hosts travelling exhibitions from various Quebec institutions.

Open
Seasonal
Early June - October: Every day

982 Route 199
Havre-Aubert, Magdalen Islands, Quebec
G4T 9C7
Region Gaspé-Magdalen Islands

31- Kamouraska Museum
It is the museum of history and ethnology on a human scale. The thematic permanent exhibitions offer an unforgettable experience, accompanied as they are by enthusiastic tour guides. The museum introduces all the marvels of the Kamouraska area—architecture, exceptionally beautiful landscapes, the rolling St. Lawrence River—and more.

Open
Open year-round: Every day
January - April (Low season): Visit by appointment ( Every day )
69 avenue Morel
Kamouraska, Quebec
G0L 1M0
Region Lower St. Lawrence

32 - L'Odyssée des Bâtisseurs
L’Odyssée des Bâtisseurs is a new theme park, centered around the importance of "Water...the Essence of Our Development" through time, the land and its people. Experience what this exciting blend of culture and entertainment has in store for visitors of all ages. The indoor exhibits, the updated water tower and its 360° multimedia movie, the footpath filled with unexpected wonders and the numerous sight tours - all set in an exceptional heritage site - make up this unique experience an attraction not to be missed in Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean.

Open
Open year-round: Every day
October - June (Low season): Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday
1671 avenue du Pont Nord
Alma, Quebec
G8B 5G2
Region Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

33- Lachine Museum
The LeBer-LeMoyne house is the oldest complete building on the Island of Montreal. Built during the French Regime between 1669 and 1671, the house occupies a site that was already known and frequented by Natives before the Europeans arrived. A superior example of 17th-century French architecture, it housed a series of farming families before being converted into a summer home in the late 19th century and then becoming part of the Lachine Museum in 1948. A permanent exhibition of artifacts from the historical and archaeological collection traces the history of the house’s different owners and occupants down through the centuries.

Open
Seasonal: Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

1 chemin du Musée
Lachine, Quebec
H8S 4L9
Region Montreal

34- Le Musée du Haut-Richelieu
The Musée du Haut-Richelieu is not only a history museum, but also actively promotes and displays contemporary ceramic art and crafts. The museum develops exhibitions and educational activities with the help of various cultural organizations, groups and professional associations in the field of ceramics. In addition, it organizes retrospectives on industrial ceramics to highlight Quebec's ceramics tradition and remind visitors that the city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu was once known as the capital of ceramics. The permanent exhibition recounts the highlights of the region's history and shows how ceramics production in Quebec has evolved over the years.

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
October - May (Low season): Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday – Sunday

Place du Marché
182 rue Jacques-Cartier North
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
J3B 7W3
Region Montérégie

35- Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society
The Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society is housed in the Uplands site comprising gardens, woods and a historic 1862 residence whose Georgian architecture reveals the British origins of its first occupants.
The Society’s mission is to showcase the rich historic and cultural heritage of the Lennoxville-Ascot region through exhibitions and cultural activities. Visitors can explore their past, through the heritage that the Society has collected, preserved, researched and exhibited. The Society maintains archives and an ethnological collection of objects dating from the 19th to the mid-20th century.

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
Labour Day - June 23 (Low season): Thursday - Friday - Sunday

9 rue Speid
Lennoxville, Quebec
J1M 1R9
Region Eastern Townships

36- Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery
The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery is dedicated to collecting and interpreting Canadian art, with an emphasis on contemporary art. In line with its mandate to present and explore Canadian and Quebec art, the gallery exhibits nationally recognized artists. Its permanent collection offers a special look at the works of artists from Quebec and Montreal.

Open
Open year-round: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday
1400 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West,
LB 165
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1M8
Region Montreal (06)

37- Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal Museum
Through its exhibitions and activities, the Fusiliers Mont-Royal Museum invites you to discover the military and social heritage of the city of Montreal.

Open
By appointment only: Tuesday
3721 Henri-Julien Street
Montreal, Quebec
H2X 3H4
Region Montreal

38- Maison des Jésuites de Sillery
Meet the people who made history: Natives who lived on the site for thousands of years, passionate Jesuit missionaries and ambitious 19th-century lumber barons. Housed in one of the province's oldest homes, the exhibitions highlight both local and regional history and heritage. The site includes a Native encampment, archaeological remnants and a beautiful 18th-century home once inhabited by Frances Brooke, author of the first Canadian novel. A tour of the garden leads to a verdant wooded oasis: discover a Native kitchen garden, vegetables and medicinal plants, flower beds, berries and an abundance of indigenous flora.

Open
Seasonal
April - December: Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
400 Saint-Paul Street East
Montreal, Quebec
H2Y 1H4
Region Montreal

39- Maison Saint-Gabriel
Maison Saint-Gabriel, purchased by Marguerite Bourgeoys in 1668 to house the Filles du Roy on their arrival from France, is the only farmhouse still standing in Montreal. The house and fieldstone barn were classified as historic monuments in 1995. Restored and converted into a museum, this 300-year-old house is now an oasis of living history. Thematic exhibitions are presented in the 19th-century barn, and a farm garden recalls what life was like under the French Regime.

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

2146 place Dublin
Montreal, Quebec
H3K 2A2
Region Montreal

40- Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum
Located in the heart of Old Montreal, the Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum is a tribute to memory, heritage and history. The first pilgrimage site in Montreal and one of the oldest religious buildings in North America, the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, joined to the museum, is a central part of the foundation of Montreal’s first suburb. A permanent exhibition focuses on the life of Marguerite Bourgeoys to depict the harsh lives of the first Montrealers. The archaeological site also allows visitors to examine the foundations of the first stone chapel in Montreal, which Marguerite Bourgeoys had built in 1675.

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
400 Saint-Paul Street East
Montreal, Quebec
H2Y 1H4
Region Montreal

41- Marsil Museum
The Marsil Museum looks at textiles as a means of artistic expression and a reflection of society and cultures. The Museum's exhibitions introduce visitors to contemporary and traditional treasures from around the world, and examine how fashion has evolved over the centuries.

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

349 Riverside
Longueuil, arrondissement Saint-Lambert-Le-Moyne, Quebec
J4P 1A8

Region Montérégie

42- Mashteuiatsh Amerindian Museum
The Mashteuiatsh Amerindian Museum is devoted to maintaining the living memory of a people who have survived despite their history and a spoken language that would not be forgotten. Through its exhibitions, the museum also displays the creations of contemporary Native artists. Equipped with the latest technology, the museum offers spacious exhibition galleries, a discovery room, a reference center and a gift shop featuring authentic crafts. Montagnais guides and craftspeople help make your visit an unforgettable experience. The Mashteuiatsh Amerindian Museum presents thousands of years of living memory as well as the wealth of a constantly evolving culture.

Open
Open year-round: Every day
October 16 - May 14 (Low season): Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

1787 rue Amishk
Mashteuiatsh, Quebec
G0W 2H0

Region Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

43- McCord Museum of Canadian History
Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, is home to one of the finest historical collections in North America. Come discover the huge collection of First Nations artifacts, the largest collection of costumes made or worn in Canada, the famous Notman Photographic Archives, and more. Through its exhibitions, its cultural and educational activities and its remarkable collections, the McCord brings the rich heritage of Montreal and Canada to life. The Museum’s collections and archives are regularly consulted by researchers from all over the world, in person or via the Museum’s Website.

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
October - June (Low season)
185 rue du Palais
Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
J7Z 1X6
Region Laurentians

44- Missisquoi Museum
The Missisquoi Museum is located in the historic village of Stanbridge East, on the picturesque Pike River. The permanent collection is spread out through three buildings. The Cornell Mill, built in 1830, houses items dating from the Loyalist period and the Fenian Raids in 1866 and 1870. Portraits by Wyatt Eaton and the Millard Circus Train are also on display.

Open
Open year-round: Every day
Second Sunday in October - Last Sunday in May (Low season): Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday
2 rue River
Stanbridge East, Quebec
J0J 2H0
Region Montérégie

45-Montréal Biodôme
The Montréal Biodôme takes you on a journey through four environments recreating ecosystems of the Americas: the humid tropical forest, the Laurentian forest, the Marine St. Lawrence, including an underwater view, and the polar worlds of the Arctic and Antarctic. Thousands of plants and animals live side by side, offering visitors an unparalleled sensory experience. It’s a learning experience, too, that encourages us all to care for nature and think about our close links with the world around us.

4777 Pierre-de Coubertin Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H1V 1B3
Region Montreal

Open
Open year-round: Every day

46- Montréal Insectarium
The Montréal Insectarium offers thousands of ways to learn about the universe of insects. Aside from its impressive collection of 150,000 naturalized specimens, it is home to some 75 species, all very much alive, in vivariums for visitors to admire. They can also watch as bees go about their business in a transparent hive. The institution's emblem is the monarch butterfly, appropriate since the Insectarium is a partner in Monarch Watch, a research program supported by Canada, the United States and Mexico to study the migratory odyssey of these famous insects. It offers schools a monarch breeding kit that lets students take part in releasing monarchs and speeding them on their long voyage

4581 Sherbrooke Street East
Montreal, Quebec
H1X 2B2
Region Montreal
Open

Open year-round: Every day

47- Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Over the past 140 or so years, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has assembled one of North America’s finest encyclopedic collections, totalling over 30,000 objects. It has grown largely through gifts of money and works of art that have substantially increased its holdings, especially in the decorative arts, Canadian art, and prints and drawings. The MMFA was founded in 1860, nine years before the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and regularly hosts large-scale temporary exhibitions exploring such diverse themes as The Triumph of the Baroque, Picasso érotique, Riopelle, Richelieu: Art and Power, Édouard Vuillard and many others. In addition, the Museum’s permanent collection, featuring pieces from ancient cultures, and European, Canadian, Inuit and Native Indian art, is accessible free of charge every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1379-1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 2T9
Region Montreal
Open

Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday – Sunday

48- Montréal Planetarium
Canada’s first planetarium produces a number of original shows every year, for the general public and for school groups. While the shows are full of astronomical information, they are written to appeal to the senses and the imagination and are always adapted to their target audience, from beginners to committed stargazers. An exhibition on the solar system and astronomy invites visitors to get outside and soak up some starlight...

1000 Saint-Jacques Street
Montreal, Quebec
H3C 1G7
Region Montreal

Open
Open year-round: Every day

49- Musée acadien du Québec à Bonaventure
The Musée acadien du Québec à Bonaventure demonstrates the interesting and moving history of the Acadians who came to Quebec. Today, more than a million Quebeckers have Acadian ancestors. Their presence can still be felt along Quebec’s North Shore and in the Magdalen Islands and in villages like Saint-Grégoire de Nicolet, Saint-Gervais de Bellechasse, L’Acadie, Carleton and Bonaventure. Their memory is still very much alive all around Chaleur Bay and we want to share it with you. The museum’s permanent exhibition on the “other Acadia” is an imaginative presentation of how Acadians came to settle here and their contribution to Quebec society. There are also temporary exhibitions on a variety of themes and the Bonaventure en miniatures exhibition in an adjacent building.

95 avenue Port-Royal
Bonaventure, Quebec
G0C 1E0
Region Gaspé-Magdalen Islands

Open
Open year-round: Every day
September - May (Low season): Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday – Sunday

50- Musée amérindien et inuit de Godbout
Founded in 1978, the Musée amérindien et inuit de Godbout is devoted to promoting Amerindian and Inuit cultures. The museum is located in a historic building belonging to the late Stanislas Comeau, a son of Napoléon-Alexandre Comeau, the famous naturalist after whom the city of Baie-Comeau is named. During the summer, visitors can admire the Inuit and Indian art in the permanent collection. In addition, the pottery studio invites the public to watch artists in action and selected works are exhibited at Le Grenier, the art gallery.

134 chemin Pascal-Comeau
Godbout, Quebec
G0H 1G0
Region North Shore

Open
Seasonal
June 24 - October 30: Every day

51- Musée Beaulne
The Musée Beaulne focusses on costumes and textiles, the visual arts and local heritage. The museum is housed in the Château Arthur-Osmore-Norton, built in 1912 by a wealthy local manufacturer. This lovely historic home is a one-of-a-kind mixture of different architectural styles and trends, including Queen Anne Revival and Shingle.

96 rue de l'Union
Coaticook, Quebec
J1A 1Y9
Region Eastern Townships

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
Mid-September - Mid-May (Low season): Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

52- Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Experience an inspiring journey of discovery. Enter a museum where the future is now! Located in the very heart of Montreal’s cultural and commercial district, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is the only museum in Canada devoted exclusively to today’s art. Presented in a thoroughly modern architectural setting, the exhibitions can be surprising, stimulating or even provocative. The high-quality galleries, museum facilities and exhibitions earned the museum the Grand Prix from the Montreal Urban Community Arts Council. Since its founding in 1964, the museum has introduced over 2.5 million visitors to big names in the visual arts.

185 Sainte-Catherine Street West
Montreal, Quebec
H2X 3X5
Region Montreal (06)

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday – Sunday

53- Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides
The mission of the Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides, located in one of the most prestigious buildings in the Laurentians, is to introduce visitors to the visual arts and to promote and exhibit them, with an emphasis on contemporary and current art. The museum has been accredited since 1986 and is recognized as one of the most dynamic and popular of all Quebec museums. It offers a great variety of activities, from lectures to round-table discussions, meetings, cultural getaways and video evenings. Every year, thousands of students come to visit its collection and learn about current art. In 2000, the museum established a competition for young visual artists to encourage the next generation of artists in the Laurentians.

185 rue du Palais
Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
J7Z 1X6
Region Laurentians

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

54- Musée d'art de Joliette
With eight exhibition rooms, the Musée d’art de Joliette offers an exceptional panorama of Quebec, Canadian and international art, both contemporary and traditional. In addition to several works by such renowned Canadian artists as Paul-Émile Borduas, Ozias Leduc, Jean-Paul Riopelle and Emily Carr, the museum has a unique collection of European sculptures from the middle Ages. It also offers a varied program of temporary exhibitions, along with cultural and educational activities for all ages.

145 rue Wilfrid-Corbeil
Joliette, Quebec
J6E 4T4
Region Lanaudière

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
September - May (Low season): Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

55- Musée d'art INUIT Brousseau
Located in the heart of Old Quebec City, the Musée d'art INUIT Brousseau is the first museum south of the Arctic devoted exclusively to Inuit art and culture. It features distinctive, original works by artists from the Canadian Arctic as well as a look at the history, lifestyle, techniques and materials, myths and legends of this unique and fascinating culture. The 500-piece permanent collection includes older works of art, recent works by internationally renowned contemporary artists, and typical traditional objects, like clothing and instruments and tools used for hunting and fishing. Every year, a new thematic exhibition takes a detailed look at a specific aspect of Canadian Inuit art and culture.

39 rue Saint-Louis
Old Quebec City, Quebec
G1R 4S7
Region Capital region (Quebec City/Charlevoix)

Open
Open year-round: Every day

56- Musée d'histoire naturelle du parc national de Miguasha
This museum of natural history, set in the exceptional surroundings of Chaleurs Bay in the Gaspé, protects and showcases a fossil-bearing site that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Visitors young and old will enjoy the unique experience it offers, making the scientific aspects of Miguasha’s fossil fish and plants accessible to all. There are guided tours of the permanent exhibition, the teaching laboratory and the cliffs every day in summer.

231 route Miguasha West
Nouvelle, Quebec
G0C 2E0
Region Gaspé-Magdalen Islands

Open
Seasonal
June 1 - Second Monday in October: Every day

57- Musée de bateaux miniatures et légendes du Bas-Saint-Laurent
The permanent exhibition at this museum presents over 135 miniature ships, handmade by more than 20 local craftspeople. A series of sculptures evokes regional legends, while a new exhibition room features 10 paintings of legends of towns and villages, from La Pocatière to Matane.

80 boulevard Cartier
Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec
G5R 2M7
Region Lower St. Lawrence

Open
Seasonal
Mid-May - Thanksgiving: Every day

58- Musée de Charlevoix
For over 25 years, the Musée de Charlevoix has promoted an appreciation of the region's unique heritage and the history of its inhabitants. Built on beautiful Chemin du Havre in a country setting between mountains and the St. Lawrence River, each season the Musée de Charlevoix presents compelling, accessible exhibitions focusing on history, popular art and crafts, both old and new.

10 chemin du Havre
La Malbaie, Quebec
G5A 2Y8
Region Capital region (Quebec City/Charlevoix)

Open
Open year-round: Every day
September - June (Low season) : Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

59- Musée de géologie René-Bureau, Université Laval
With over 40,000 specimen of the world’s geological heritage, this geological museum is a must-see!
Département de géologie et de génie géologique

Quebec City, Quebec
G1K 7P4
Region Capital region (Quebec City/Charlevoix) (03)

Open
Open year-round: Every day

60-Musée de Guérin
A trip back in time to rural Quebec in the 1940s and 1950s. In the old presbytery (1910) and the frontier church (1911), the exhibition Autour du clocher - La paroisse rurale des années 1940 et 1950 brings to life the long-ago days when people’s lives revolved around the church and the farm.

932 rue Principale
Guérin, Quebec
J0Z 2E0
Telephone: (819) 784-7014
Telephone (off season): (819) 784-7014
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Open
Seasonal
June 24 - September 1: Every day
Possibilité de visite sur rendez-vous pour les groupes toute l'année

61- Musée de l'accordéon
Located in Manoir Couillard-Dupuis, an inherited home built in the French style around 1800, the museum features an imposing collection of rare instruments along with photographs highlighting the history of the accordion and accordion players. The exhibitions expose the fine craftsmanship of the instrument makers who gave the accordion its diverse forms and models in the decades since it was invented in 1829. The only museum in North America devoted to the accordion, the Musée de l’accordéon possesses a varied collection of some 140 musical instruments all based on the principle of the free reed. Enter the fascinating world of the accordion, musicians and craftspeople - a legendary tradition in the Montmagny region.

301 boulevard Taché East
Montmagny, Quebec
G5V 1C5
Region Chaudière-Appalaches

Open
Open year-round: Every day
Labour Day - June 24 (Low season): Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday – Friday

62- Musée de l'Amérique française
Located on the grounds of the first seminary in New France, a site of absolute historic significance, the three pavilions of the Musée de l'Amérique française trace the beginnings of the French presence in North America and illustrate the settlers’ first connections with other cultures. This history museum, merged with the Musée de la Civilisation in 1995, houses the collections of the Seminary priests. In particular, it possesses a remarkable collection of artwork, liturgical artifacts and valuable scientific instruments, some of them quite rare.

2 Côte de la Fabrique
Quebec City, Quebec
G1R 3V6
Region Capital region (Quebec City/Charlevoix)

Open
Open year-round: Every day
September - June (Low season): Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

63- Musée de la civilisation
An 18th-century home and its inner court, a stone pier, a monumental sculpture symbolizing the spring break-up, just a few metres from the majestic St. Lawrence. The Musée de la civilisation de Québec is all this. The museum reflects the complexity and diversity of the human experience, here and elsewhere. Its thematic programming, through a variety of original exhibitions and many cultural and educational activities, allows the Museum to deal with both the burning issues of the day and many dimensions of day-to-day life. It's a museum of the human adventure!

85 rue Dalhousie
Quebec City, Quebec
G1K 7A6
Region Capital region (Quebec City/Charlevoix)

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

64- Musée de la Gaspésie
Resembling a modern ship, the Musée de la Gaspésie is anchored at the spot overlooking the magnificent Gaspé Bay where Jacques Cartier took possession of New France in 1534. The museum features the largest exhibition ever created about Jacques Cartier’s first voyage. As the only regional museum on the Gaspé Peninsula, the Musée de la Gaspésie also showcases local history and culture, highlighting the collective treasures of the Gaspé. A section presenting the history of the region and the works of Gaspé artists is open to the public year round.

80 boulevard de Gaspé
Gaspé, Quebec
G4X 1A9
Region Gaspé-Magdalen Islands

Open
Open year-round: Every day
October - June (Low season): Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

65- Musée de la Mer
The archipelago's oldest museum invites visitors on a fascinating exploration of the history of the Magdalen Islands. The huge collection of artifacts and photos in this museum of the sea shows the development of transportation, navigation and fishing techniques, and tells the tales of the many shipwrecks around the islands. The new design of the permanent exhibition room and the great beauty of the maritime collection will impress you. Those with an eye for a fine landscape will adore the superb view of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Île d'Entrée. This lovely museum is sure to give you a better appreciation of the extraordinary beauty of the Magdalen Islands themselves!

1023 - route 199
Havre-Aubert, Magdalen Islands, Quebec
G0B 1J0
Region Gaspé-Magdalen Islands

Open
Open year-round: Every day

66- Musée de la nature et des sciences
Set right in downtown Sherbrooke, the new nature and science museum presents all kinds of exhibitions and activities, with something for everyone. In the permanent exhibition, visitors can discover some natural phenomena that aren’t always easy to see. And don’t miss the four temporary interactive science exhibitions each year. Then there’s the multipurpose room that not only presents a captivating multimedia show but is also used for lectures and workshops related to the fascinating world of science.

Open
Open year-round: Every day

225 rue Frontenac
Sherbrooke, Quebec
J1H 1K1
Region Eastern Townships

67- Musée de la police de l'île de Montréal et de l'île Bizard
This museum is the only institution in Quebec devoted to the heritage of Montreal Urban Community police officers and civilian employees. The items and documents in its permanent exhibition shed new light on the world of police work and make visitors appreciate the contribution of MUC officers.

1441 Saint-Urbain Street, O-200
Montreal, Quebec
H2X 2M6
Region Montreal

Open
By appointment only: Thursday

68- Musée de Saint-Eustache et de ses Patriotes
Located in the Globensky Manor, the Museum explains the heritage and history of the town of Saint-Eustache and the region. In particular, it focuses on the battle of Saint-Eustache, which led to the defeat of the Patriotes in 1837. An educational program designed for elementary students stimulates their interest and piques their curiosity.

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

235 rue Saint-Eustache
Saint-Eustache, Quebec
J7R 2L8
Region Laurentians

69- Musée de Sainte Anne
The Musée de Sainte Anne features two interactive exhibitions describing the life of Saint Anne and the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré sanctuary. Discover the history behind the worship of the Virgin Mary’s mother, both around the world and in North America. There are many varied objects telling the story of 300 years of pilgrimages to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and pilgrims’ devotion to Saint Anne, as well as treasures from the basilica and New France.

9803 boulevard Sainte-Anne
Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Quebec
G0A 3C0
Region Capital region (Quebec City/Charlevoix)
Languages
Exhibitions: French, English
Guided tours: French, English

Open
Seasonal
Monday, Thursday - Thanksgiving: Every day

70- Musée des Augustines de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec
This museum is located on a site of historic importance: the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, the first hospital north of Mexico, founded in 1639 by the hospitallers of the Augustine order. The former monastery still houses buildings from the French Regime (1757) and has opened its arched cellars (circa 1695) to the public. The museum contains exceptional heritage treasures accumulated over more than 350 years. Its rich and diverse collection includes furniture, paintings, silver and gold plate, embroidery, objets d’art, ethnological artifacts, and an unusual set of medical instruments. Although small, this charming museum boasts a unique collection worthy of a larger institution.

32 rue Charlevoix
Quebec City, Quebec
G1R 5C4
Region Capital region (Quebec City/Charlevoix)

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
January - December (Low season): Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

71- Musée des Augustines du Monastère de l'Hôpital général de Québec
The Musée des Augustines contains a retrospective of 500 years of religious history, through a permanent collection showcasing 17th- and 18th-century artifacts. Visitors may also tour the church.

260 boulevard Langelier
Quebec City, Quebec
G1K 5N1
Region Capital region (Quebec City/Charlevoix)

Open
By appointment only: Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday - Sunday

72- Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke
Set in a wonderful downtown 19th-century building that once housed the Eastern Townships Bank, the fine arts museum is the only institution devoted to displaying the work of artists from the Townships. There are three rooms: the first one houses the museum’s rich permanent collection, including works by famous painter Frederick Simpson Coburn (1871-1960) and contemporary artists from Quebec, elsewhere in Canada and on the international stage, in the LaRochelle collection. The other two rooms host about ten temporary exhibitions every year.

241 rue Dufferin
Sherbrooke, Quebec
J1H 4M3
Region Eastern Townships

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

73- Musée des Filles de Jésus
The Musée des Filles de Jésus invites visitors to venture into our collective memory and remember the nuns of the Daughters of Jesus who arrived from Brittany in 1902. Life-size dioramas illustrate key moments in the congregation's history and how it came to Quebec and put down roots here. A classroom, a sick bay, scenes of various community services and numerous photographs and objects evoke the early 20th century in both education and health care, two fields in which the Daughters of Jesus have been very active.

1193 boulevard Saint-Louis
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
G8Z 2M8
Region Mauricie

Open
Seasonal
May Sunday fourth - late October: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday – Sunday

74- Musée des Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal
Through its permanent exhibition, the Musée des Hospitalières de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal takes you back to the missionary origins of Montreal, with the Hospitallers of St. Joseph, the Hôtel-Dieu and early medicine. Temporary exhibitions illustrate different aspects of these entwined histories thanks to the rich heritage preserved by the Hospitaller nuns over the centuries.

201 des Pins Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H2W 1R5
Region Montreal

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
Mid-October - Mid-June (Low season): Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday – Sunday

75- Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec
Le Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec is the perfect place to understand the soul of Quebec culture and appreciate all its fortune and variety. Housed in a Gothic Revival church built in 1867, a veritable architectural jewel, the museum focusses on early arts and on sharing its knowledge. The exhibits include traditional Quebec art treasures, works by the great masters and exceptional wood, ceramic, metal and textile pieces by anonymous craftspeople. Contemporary artistic expression and art history are highlighted in the temporary exhibitions, which reflect the realities of the various cultural communities comprising Quebec today.

615 Sainte-Croix Street
Montreal, Quebec
H4L 3X6
Region Montreal

Open
Open year-round: Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

76- Musée des ondes Émile Berliner
Located in the former RCA Victor factory in the Saint-Henri neighbourhood of Montreal, this is the only museum in Quebec devoted to sound technology. It is a mark of respect to Émile Berliner, inventor of the record and the gramophone. It conserves and displays all kinds of objects related to the history and development of sound creation, production, reproduction, recording and broadcasting. The collection includes gramophones, phonographs, radios, televisions, sound recording equipment, microphones, disks and cylinders. throw yourself into the world of sound and come hear early 20th-century recordings played on a real gramophone!

1050 Lacasse Street
Room c-220
Montreal, Quebec
H4C 2Z3
Region Montreal

Open
Open year-round: Friday - Saturday – Sunday

77- Musée des Pionniers
The Musée des Pionniers presents over 1,000 old objects including furniture, sacerdotal clothing, jewellery, tools and kitchen utensils. The museum’s collection is further enriched by more than 3,000 antique photographs, videos, almost 150 rare 19th-century novels, textbooks, writings on pioneer life and other archival documents. All these treasured artifacts are organized according to various themes: the dining room, lighting, shoe-repairing, washing, sports, music, jewellery-making, cooking, medicine, wool and milk. There is also a shed housing a number of old farming machines.

20 rue Bourgeois
Saint-André-Avellin, Quebec
J0V 1W0
Region Outaouais

Open
Seasonal
June 24 - Labour Day: Every day

78- Musée des religions
Religion has played an enormous role in the history of Quebec society. This museum, the only one of its kind in North America, offers a new perspective by examining the religions that have shaped Quebec, their similarities and differences. The museum also presents temporary exhibitions on different themes, to encourage greater mutual understanding. It plays a key part in conserving our religious heritage, recognized as a cultural priority by the Quebec government.

900 boulevard Louis-Fréchette
Nicolet, Quebec
J3T 1V5
Region Centre du Québec

Open
Open year-round: Every day

79- Musée des Ursulines de Québec
The permanent exhibition on the mission and devotion of the Ursuline nuns of New France features one of the most impressive ethnographic and artistic collections from the French regime. Paintings, carvings, sculptures, needlework, prints, archival documents, furnishings, decorative art objects and Native crafts illustrate with authenticity and refinement the lives and educational work of the Ursulines during the 17th century and, through them, the social and religious history of Quebec. The exhibition on the chapel features some true treasures from Quebec's religious heritage: a set of altar decorations and liturgical robes lovingly preserved in one of Quebec City's oldest convents. Because of the fragility of the pieces and to allow visitors to admire the entire collection, the exhibits will be renewed every year around a colour or other liturgical or artistic theme.

12 rue Donnacona
Quebec City, Quebec
G1R 4T1
Region Capital region (Quebec City/Charlevoix)

Open
Seasonal
February - November: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

80- Musée des Ursulines de Trois-Rivières
A presence in Trois-Rivières for 300 years, the Ursuline convent was the city’s first hospital and first girls’ school. Its historic chapel is adorned with frescoes by Luigi Capello and paintings by Joseph Légaré and Antoine Plamondon and the refectory becomes an art gallery during the summer. The Musée des Ursulines: a wealth of history, presented in a lively, intimate manner.

734 rue des Ursulines
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
G9A 5B5
Region Mauricie

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
November - April (Low season): Visit by appointment ( Every day )

81- Musée du 12e Régiment blindé du Canada
The Musée du 12e Régiment blindé du Canada is the largest military museum in Quebec. It focuses on collecting, conserving and exhibiting military history through an impressive permanent exhibition containing numerous artifacts.

579 rue Saint-François Xavier
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
G9A 1R6
Telephone: (819) 371-5290
Telephone (off season): (819) 371-5290, ext. 2743
Region Mauricie

Open
Seasonal
June 21 - August 31: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

82- Musée du Centre Élisabeth-Bergeron
If you are longing for your early school days or interested in religious heritage, Saint-Hyacinthe's Musée du Centre Élisabeth-Bergeron is for you! Our collection of artifacts and photographs highlights the many different activities of the Soeurs de Saint-Joseph. The photo of the "Crusader", the introductory geography book, the copybook, the teacher's bell and many other items are sure to evoke childhood memories. And for younger visitors, the museum is a great chance to discover some unexpected aspects of their roots.

805 avenue Raymond
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
J2S 5T9
Region Montérégie

Open
Open year-round: Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
December - February (Low season): Saturday - Sunday

83- Musée du domaine Pohénégamook
A world-class museum of antique cars, the museum boasts remarkable architecture and an artistic layout. The building and the observation tower, offering superb views of the lake, were designed and arranged by experienced architects, true sculptors of space. Relive the 20th century through the fascinating history of the automobile. Some 35 models from every decade are presented in an enchanting setting. The Museum offers a retrospective of the 20th century, and how it was shaped by the introduction and development of automobiles. It’s a unique place to visit, and one that is sure to delight you.

1555 rue Principale
Pohénégamook, Quebec
G0L 1J0
Region Lower St. Lawrence

Open
Seasonal
Mid-May - Mid-October: Every day

84- Musée du squelette
The Musée du squelette is the only museum of its kind in Quebec. Here you can find out everything you ever wanted to know about skeletons! Take a guided tour and admire the remarkable collection of over 300 skeletons, parts of skeletons and skulls. Learn about osteology and how the skeleton has evolved and adapted as diets and locomotion have changed. What do tree shoots have to do with the Cervidae family, and how do elephants and manatees grow new teeth? What is the difference between a crocodile and an alligator, or a meat-eating dinosaur and a plant-eating dinosaur? Why do the biggest whales eat the smallest type of food? For the answers to these and other questions, visit the Musée du squelette, located on one of the most picturesque islands in the St. Lawrence River, less than three hours from Quebec City.

Chemin principal
Île-Verte, Quebec
G0L 1K0
Region Lower St. Lawrence

Open
Seasonal
May 15 - October 30: Every day

85- Musée Eudore-Dubeau
The Musée Eudore-Dubeau recounts the history of dentistry and its teaching in Quebec. It houses a remarkable collection of books, instruments, machines, drugs and old furniture. Visitors can admire teaching models and an anthropological collection, as well as some works of art.

2900 Édouard-Montpetit Street
Door B-1, Room D-129
Montreal, Quebec
H3C 3J7
Region Montreal

Open
Seasonal
September - April: Tuesday - Friday

86- Musée faunique de Sainte-Anne-de-Portneuf
The goal of this wildlife museum is to make as many people as possible aware of the importance of protecting wildlife and to familiarize visitors with the wildlife heritage in the region. The museum presents a permanent exhibition of 122 species of naturalized birds and animals. The originality and realism of the exhibition make it an ideal introduction to regional wildlife.

170 rue Principale
Sainte-Anne-de-Portneuf, Quebec
G0T 1P0
Region North Shore

Open
Seasonal
June 24 - August 30: Every day

87- Musée François-Pilote
At the Musée François-Pilote, find out what Quebeckers used to do for a living, the history of sugar and modes of transportation, farming implements and coastal navigation. Get new close into the habits and customs of yesteryear by touring a historical recreation of a middle-class home, a farm, a school, a general store and offices. See the tools used to teach in the first permanent agriculture school in Canada and those for teaching high school science. Admire the magnificent collections of birds, stuffed animals, fish and shells, an international coin collection and the current temporary exhibition.

100 - 4e Avenue
La Pocatière, Quebec
G0R 1Z0
Region Lower St. Lawrence

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Open year-round: Every day
September - May (Low season): Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

88- Musée Frédéric-Janssoone
The Frédéric Janssoone museum is named for a prophet who gained a great following between 1888 and 1916. The museum’s focus is religious, as much as historical or artistic. A series of miniatures recounts Janssoone’s life, and other sculptures by Léo Arbour, an artist from Pointe-du-Lac, represent him life size. A series of paintings by different artists recalls many typical scenes in the life of this man of God and co-founder of the pilgrimages to Cap-de-la-Madeleine. The Museum was opened 60 years ago and renovated in 1989, and attracts and enchants thousands of visitors every summer. So don’t wait... come see us!

890 rue Saint-Maurice
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
G9A 3P8
Region Mauricie

Open
Seasonal
April - December 1: Every day

89- Musée Gilles-Villeneuve
Remember the exploits of the late Gilles Villeneuve, legendary Formula 1 driver. Visit the exhibition De Gilles à Jacques, son fils. The recently expanded museum features a race car exhibition and a simulator. An exciting museum... the museum of champions!

960 avenue Gilles-Villeneuve
Berthierville, Quebec
J0K 1A0
Region Lanaudière

Open
Open year-round: Every day

90- Musée historique des Soeurs de l'Assomption
Visit the Musée historique des Soeurs de l'Assomption in Nicolet and discover the history of religious worshippers with strong roots in its town. Although it was founded as a teaching order, the sisters also became involved in music, painting and theatre. Our permanent collection includes liturgical objects, antique furniture, items from the domestic life of the community, and religious garments from different periods.

251 rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Nicolet, Quebec
J3T 1X9
Region Centre du Québec

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

91- Musée International d'Art Naïf Yvon-M. Daigle
This is the only Canadian museum devoted to promoting naïve art both nationally and internationally. The Museum opened in September 2002, and already has a permanent collection of over 230 works by artists from some thirty countries.

69 Chemin Roy
Magog, Quebec
J1X 3W3
Region Eastern Townships

Open
Open year-round: Friday - Saturday - Sunday

92- Musée Joseph-Filion
The Musée Joseph-Filion presents different sides of the region’s heritage in its rich and varied collection. The museum recounts the history of the four factories in Sainte-Thérèse, formerly known as the city of pianos. It also pays tribute to the work performed by women, in its exhibition of a 200-year-old loom with a spinning wheel and warper, and a late 19th-century butter drainer with various types of churns. Other exhibitions look at Camp Bouchard during wartime and the difficulties faced by disabled people in the early 20th century. An operating forge brings the blacksmith’s work to life, while a 1901 washing machine, a 1940s radio console, life-sized models of civil and religious figures and photographs of the village and surrounding countryside evoke daily life in the old seigneury of Blainville.

6 rue Blainville East
Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec
J7E 1L6
Region Laurentians

Open
By appointment only: Every day

93- Musée Laurier
This museum devoted to Sir Wilfrid Laurier is overflowing with history. It welcomes visitors into three heritage buildings and takes them back in time. The Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site of Canada gives them a glimpse of the life of the illustrious Prime Minister and teaches them more about our country’s political history. Dating from 1876, this heritage jewel comprises the spacious apartments where the Lauriers lived. Nearby, the Pavillon Hôtel des postes (1910) is dedicated to the world of art and presents superb exhibitions. The fully restored 19th-century Fleury house presents exhibitions and workshops geared to young people year round.

16 rue Laurier West
Victoriaville, Quebec
G6P 6P3
Region Centre du Québec

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Open year-round: Every day
September - June (Low season): Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

94- Musée Le Régiment de la Chaudière
This museum displays the various military uniforms, weapons, equipment and customs of the Régiment de la Chaudière. One of the oldest militia units in Canada, the Regiment was the only French-Canadian unit to take part in the Normandy landings during World War II. The museum narrates the life, history and exploits of this proud regiment.

Manège militaire de Lévis
10 rue de l'Arsenal
Lévis, Quebec
G6V 4P7
Region Chaudière-Appalaches

Open
By appointment only: Tuesday

95- Musée Louis-Hémon
The Musée Louis-Hémon, founded in 1938 as the Musée Maria-Chapdelaine, is located in the surroundings that inspired author Louis Hémon. The museum is dedicated to celebrating literature and the novel Maria Chapdelaine in particular, and houses an impressive art collection. The building itself is classified as a historic monument. The only museum north of Lac Saint-Jean, it is located in exceptional natural surroundings.

700 route Maria-Chapdelaine
Péribonka, Quebec
G0W 2G0
Region Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Open
Open year-round: Every day
January 9 - 6 (Low season): Visit by appointment (Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday)

96- Musée Marc-Aurèle Fortin
The Musée Marc-Aurèle-Fortin is one of the few institutions in Quebec devoted to a single artist. It is the ideal place to discover and appreciate the work of famous landscape artist Marc-Aurèle Fortin. It’s also an excellent opportunity to explore and understand the work of a man who gave up everything to devote himself to his dream and his art. The Museum presents oil paintings, watercolours, charcoal sketches, ink drawings, etchings, and felt-tipped pen drawings, from all the periods in the painter’s life. Located in the heart of Old Montreal, the Museum invites visitors into intimate surroundings, well suited to appreciating the work of Marc-Aurèle Fortin.

118 Saint-Pierre Street
Montreal, Quebec
H2Y 2L7
Region Montreal

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

97-Musée Marie-Rose Durocher
The Musée Marie-Rose-Durocher introduces visitors to the life and work of Eulalie Durocher (1811-1849), better known as Mother Marie-Rose Durocher, foundress and first superior of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. The museum is part of a precious heritage, along with the congregation’s first house and house in Longueuil. This cultural, social and religious work was supported by Bishop Ignace Bourget, Bishop of Montreal, and the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, the spiritual fathers of the community.

80 rue Saint-Charles East
Longueuil, Quebec
J4H 1A9
Region Montérégie

Open
By appointment only: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

98-Musée maritime du Québec
L’Islet-sur-Mer boasts a wealthy maritime heritage. Since the 18th century, it has supplied the merchant navy with almost 200 captains and pilots, not to mention sailors and those working in other related trades. Whether you’re a landlubber or a seasoned sailor, the Musée maritime du Québec’s four exhibitions will plunge you into life at sea, maritime history and the marine environment. See what life was like aboard the icebreaker Ernest Lapointe, discover the mysteries of the Bras d’Or 400, learn the craft of traditional boat building or simply stroll beside the sea in the Hydro-Québec interpretation park.

55 rue des Pionniers East
L'Islet, Quebec
G0R 2B0
Region Chaudière-Appalaches

Open
Open year-round: Every day
October 14 - May 23 (Low season): Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

99- Musée Marius-Barbeau
This is the only museum that explains and illustrates the history and life of the inhabitants of the Beauce region, from the earliest settlers to the present day. In addition to its ethnological focus, the Museum devotes some of its exhibition space to professional artists. Fascinating works, impressive decors and an exceptional environment that has been classified a historic site all combine to make for a memorable visit. The Museum’s captivating and intelligent approach makes history something living, rather than a dusty subject, and offers visitors a unique experience.

139 rue Sainte-Christine
Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec
G0S 2V0
Region Chaudière-Appalaches

Open
Open year-round: Every day

100- Musée minéralogique d'Asbestos
The Asbestos mineralogical museum presents a superb exhibition of ore from the Jeffrey mine. Visitors are invited to discover the physical characteristics of different mineral samples, with the eyes and their hands. Those interested in mining history will also enjoy a tour of the mine.

341 boulevard Saint-Luc
Asbestos, Quebec
J1T 2W4
Region Eastern Townships

Open
Seasonal
June 24 - Labour Day: Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

101 - Musée minéralogique de Malartic
The Malartic mineralogy museum presents the treasures of the earth. Its new interactive exhibition uses high technology to show off the mineralogical world of our planet and the geology of Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Visitors can also try some original experiments to discover the properties and peculiarities of each mineral. The Musée minéralogique de Malartic... a must-see!

650 rue de la Paix
Malartic, Quebec
J0Y 1Z0
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Open
Open year-round: Every day
October - May (Low season): Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

102- Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines
Located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, in the asbestos region, the Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines presents the history of one of Canada's most important mining industries. The museum's dynamic interactive exhibitions and activities introduce you to the fascinating history of the Appalachians, from the formation of minerals to the development of a society shaped by the mining industry. The museum also features an impressive mineral gallery containing over 350 minerals from around the world.

711 Smith boulevard, South
Thetford Mines, Quebec
G6G 7Y8
Region Chaudière-Appalaches

Open
Open year-round: Every day
September - June 24 (Low season): Visit by appointment (Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday)

103- Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec presents a survey of Quebec art from its origins to the present day. Two must-see exhibitions are those devoted to Jean-Paul Riopelle and Jean Paul Lemieux, key figures in the world of Quebec art. The museum offers varied programming year-round that is a discerning balance of ancient, modern and contemporary art, from Quebec, Canada and around the world. Located in the heart of the magnificent Battlefields Park, the museum is an architectural wonder. One of its pavilions was designed by architect Charles Baillairgé and used to house the old Quebec City jail. Visitors can even see dungeons, evidence of its role as a 19th-century prison.

Battlefields Park
Quebec City, Quebec
G1R 5H3
Region Capital region (Quebec City/Charlevoix)

Open
Open year-round: Every day
September - May (Low season): Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

104 -Musée Pierre-Boucher
The Musée Pierre-Boucher focusses on promoting art from Quebec, Canada and around the world. Though the museum’s art collections are given a place of honour, its ethnological and historical collections are also displayed so as to bring out the artistic dimensions of the artifacts. Temporary exhibitions highlight regional and national contemporary artists. A permanent exhibition is devoted exclusively to the life of former Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis.

858 rue Laviolette
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
G9A 5S3
Region Mauricie

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday – Sunday

105- Musée québécois de culture populaire
The Musée québécois de culture populaire invites you to discover Quebec culture from an innovative and daring angle. Every two years, the Museum will choose a new theme for temporary exhibitions exploring popular culture in Quebec. The Robert-Lionel-Séguin public reserve is open to the public, a unique concept in Quebec, allowing heritage buffs to explore the hidden treasures in the Museum’s collections.

200 rue Laviolette
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
G9A 6L5
Region Mauricie

Open
Open year-round: Every day
September 2 - May 31 (Low season): Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

106- Musée régimentaire Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke
The museum has the charge to promote the regimental history of the Fusiliers de Sherbrooke, the first French-speaking regiment in the Eastern Townships. The museum exhibits numerous documents, photographs and a large collection of military items such as medals, uniforms and badges reflecting the military tradition of Canada and Sherbrooke. Don’t miss our impressive new permanent collection of military weapons!

64 rue Belvédère South
Sherbrooke, Quebec
J1H 4B4
Region Eastern Townships

Open
By appointment only: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday
June - September: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Friday

107- Musée régional de la Côte-Nord
The Musée régional de la Côte-Nord was created to showcase the archaeological and ethnological heritage of the North Shore. It also exhibits works by local and other Canadian and foreign artists. Its permanent exhibition paints a socio-economic portrait of the North Shore and the main stages in its development.

500 boulevard Laure
Sept-Îles, Quebec
G4R 1X7
Region North Shore

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

108- Musée régional de Rimouski
Housed in the first stone church in Eastern Quebec, which was built in 1823 on the shores of the St. Lawrence in downtown Rimouski, the capital of the Lower St. Lawrence region, the Musée régional de Rimouski focusses on contemporary art, science and local and regional history. The museum, with its expanding collection, is renowned for its high-quality exhibitions and research, and features a distinctively modern interior that nonetheless preserves the contours of its original architecture. There’s lots to see and do!

35 rue Saint-Germain West
Rimouski, Quebec
G5L 4B4
Region Lower St. Lawrence

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Open year-round: Every day
September - June (Low season): Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

109- Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges
It is located in the heart of Old Vaudreuil, this welcoming museum preserves and exhibits significant artifacts highlighting changes in day-to-day life in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, as well as the life, work and heritage of Quebec decoy makers. Housed in a magnificent historic building, a former boys’ school built in 1859, it has an ethnohistorical collection comprising more than 6,200 objects of recognized historic interest. Through a lively program of exhibitions and activities, the museum helps visitors discover the varied aspects of a region that is within easy reach of Montreal and deserves to be better known.

431 avenue Saint-Charles
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
J7V 2N3
Region Montérégie

Open
Open year-round: Every day

110- Musée Sainte-Martine
Sainte-Martine has played a pioneer role in the region’s agricultural economy for 150 years. Come discover the life of those who grew up here and contributed to its development. The museum has a large collection of period objects, including looms, a butter churn and photographs showing what daily life used to be like in Sainte-Martine.

164 rue Saint-Joseph
Sainte-Martine, Quebec
J0S 1V0
Region Montérégie

Open
Open year-round: Tuesday - Wednesday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
September - June (Low season): Tuesday - Thursday

111- Musée Zénon-Alary
The Musée Zénon-Alary presents 258 wood carvings by the famous animal carver, craftsman and ornamentalist. The permanent collection includes 3D carvings, high reliefs, low reliefs and a series of everyday objects illustrating the artistic development of Zénon Alary from 1914 to 1974. The museum also exhibits paintings by various 20th-century artists from the Upcountry as well as ethnological artifacts and photographs attesting to the region’s rich history.

1425 rue Claude-Grégoire
Sainte-Adèle, Quebec
J8B 1E9
Region Laurentians

Open
Open year-round: Saturday - Sunday

112- Naval Museum of Quebec
Come aboard the Naval Museum of Quebec and learn more our navy traditions. A research center devoted to disseminating the naval history of Quebec, the museum introduces visitors to the Battle of the St. Lawrence and the Canadian Naval Reserve. Learn how sailors used to live and how they live today through anecdotes recounted by veritable seadogs! Become a sailor yourself: take a night watch aboard a warship or merchant ship and look out for enemies just waiting to attack a solitary ship. At the museum, you can almost feel the waves beneath your feet while never leaving dry land!

170 rue Dalhousie
Quebec City, Quebec
G1K 8M7
Region Capital region (Quebec City/Charlevoix)

Open
Open year-round: Every day
November - May (Low season): Tuesday - Thursday - Friday

113- Phonothèque québécoise — Musée du son
Devoted to share, promote and preserve Quebec’s audio heritage, the Phonothèque québécoise makes its services available to the public through its reference centre, Website and various activities. The Phonothèque’s collections consist of sound recordings and archives (radio archives, heritage phonograph collections from around the world that have been overlooked by other institutions, audio tapes, records and other media), documents (periodicals, files and monographs), posters and various types of sound-reproduction equipment. The Phonothèque challenges one’s imagination in its demonstrations and educational activities adapted to the ethereal nature of sound.

335 de Maisonneuve Boulevard East
Montreal, Quebec
H2X 1K1
Region Montreal

Open
By appointment only: Tuesday - Wednesday – Thursday

114-Redpath Museum
The Redpath Museum, built in 1882, is a definite must, both for its natural history and ethnology exhibitions and for its late 19th-century architecture. It explains the evolution of life on Earth, the dinosaurs of the Cretaceous, mineralogy, biodiversity in Quebec and throughout Canada, and also boasts large collections of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities. Its exhibitions, spread out over three floors, showcase the wealth of our planet's natural and cultural heritage, from archaeology to zoology, paleontology and geology.

859 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2K6
Region Montreal

Open
Seasonal
August 31 - June 25: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Sunday

115- Shaputuan Museum
The Shaputuan Museum promotes encounters, dialogue and sharing between the Innu and other peoples. Through its permanent exhibition, entitled Innu Utassit, it pays tribute to the memory and traditional culture of the Innu. Temporary exhibitions also present works by contemporary aboriginal artists.

290 boulevard des Montagnais
Sept-Îles, Quebec
G4R 5R2
Telephone: (418) 962-4000
Fax: (418) 962-3131
E-mail: shaputuan@bbsi.net
Region North Shore

Open
Open year-round: Every day
September - June (Low season): Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

116- Saint Anne Museum
Inside the historic Couvent Sainte-Anne, in a splendid setting on the banks of the Lachine Canal, the Saint Anne Museum invites you to discover the history of the Sisters of Sainte Anne and where the nuns lived and worked. Through its permanent exhibition and annual temporary exhibitions, discover a rich collection of religious items, domestic items, original artifacts, works of art and historical artifacts. The Sanctuaire de Sainte-Anne may also be visited on request.

1300 St.Joseph Blvd.
Lachine, Quebec
H8S 2M8
Region Montreal

Open
Open year-round: Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
September - June (Low season): Visit by appointment (Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday) De décembre à mars, sur réservation seulement

117- St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal
The impressive dimensions of the Basilica, built between 1924 and 1967, are equalled only by the transparency of its architectural lines and the simplicity of its interior. The stained-glass windows in the crypt, made in 1919 by the Perdriau and O'Shea workshop, depict events from the life of St. Joseph. The Oratory has an outstanding art collection, including a number of paintings dating from the Renaissance down to modern times and some one hundred statues of varying ages, from different countries. The Oratory museum also houses a permanent exhibition of wax figures created in 1955 by Montreal artist Joseph Guardo, on the life of the Holy Family, and temporary exhibitions including the annual exhibition of nativity scenes at Christmas.

3800 Queen Mary Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3V 1H6
Region Montreal

Open
Open year-round: Every day

118- Stewart Museum at the Fort on Île Sainte-Hélène
Discover the history of the New World and learn about the influence & the control of European civilizations at the David M. Stewart Museum! Discover Canada’s largest globe collection, Quebec’s most impressive collection of old weapons, more than 600 maps dating from the 15th to the 18th century and one of the most beautiful assortments of household items dating from the 16th to the 19th century. Our multidisciplinary exhibitions make these treasures and history accessible to all. These exhibits are often created with the help of national and international partners, and have won a number of awards of excellence, as have our publications and educational projects.

20 chemin Tour-de-l'Isle
Île Sainte-Hélène, Montreal, Quebec
H3C 4G6
Region Montreal

Open
Open year-round: Every day
September 7 - May 21 (Low season): Monday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

119 - The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre Museum
Discover Canada’s first world-class Holocaust Museum. It is amazing journey about tragedy and triumph, and a radical indictment against antisemitism and indifference.

1 Cummings Square (5151, chemin de la Côte Ste-Catherine)
Montreal, Quebec
H3W 1M6
Region Montrea

Open
Open year-round: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Sunday

120- The Pulperie de Chicoutimi
It is your essential stop if you are in search of the true Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean region. The Pulperie de Chicoutimi has been extensively renovated, and now houses a new regional museum with six art and ethnology exhibitions telling the story of local settlers and the challenges they overcame, along with cultural and educational activities and an updated interpretation tour. Take a guided tour of the house of naïve painter Arthur Villeneuve, relocated to the museum, and marvel at its astonishing frescoes. The Pulperie de Chicoutimi is a museum unlike any other!

300 rue Dubuc
Chicoutimi, Quebec
G7J 4M1
Region Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Open
Open year-round: Every day
October 14 - June 22 (Low season): Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

121 - Veterans Museum
Although the brave and proud inhabitants of the Magdalen Islands, or Madelinots, are sometimes forgotten by their fellow combatants, they never hesitated to join the armed forces to defend their country. The Veterans Museum and Memorial Park are a tribute to these brave men and women. Twenty-three members of the armed forces, nine of them originally from Entry Island and who perished in Hong Kong, gave their lives to protect our freedom.

787 chemin Principal
Grosse-Île, Magdalen Islands, Quebec
G0B 1M0
Region Gaspé-Magdalen Islands

Open
Seasonal
June - August: Every day

122- Voltigeurs de Québec Museum
The Voltigeurs de Québec Museum presents the exciting history of the oldest French-Canadian regiment. Founded in 1862 by Charles de Salaberry, son of the victor of the battle of Châteauguay, the Voltigeurs de Québec riflemen took part in many major conflicts. The Museum is located in the Voltigeurs de Québec armoury, a veritable jewel of our national built heritage, with the largest suspended wood ceiling in the country. The permanent exhibition presents the regiment’s weapons, uniforms, medals and models, as well as tremendously valuable pieces like the Vimy Bell and regimental drums.

805 avenue Wilfrid-Laurier
Quebec City, Quebec
G1R 2L3
Region Capital region (Quebec City/Charlevoix)

Open
Open year-round: Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
September 1 - May 31 (Low season): Visit by appointment



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