Museums in Quebec: which ones are open and when

Museums in Quebec: which ones are open and when

Attractions to discover, June 3, 2020 2020-06-03
Museums in Quebec: which ones are open and when
Musée de la civilisation

Quebec’s museums are working hard to be able to open and offer visitors an interesting experience. To adapt to their new reality, museums have implemented various measures, such as limiting the number of visitors, encouraging online ticket purchasing and setting up exhibitions in a way that allows people to visit them safely. Depending on where you live, it may not be possible for you to visit these museums just yet, but culture lovers will surely want to keep them in mind for when leisure tourism is permitted again. In the meantime, most museums have provided online content and virtual tours so that you can visit from the comfort of your own home.

Château Ramezay, May 29
This museum institution in Old Montréal was the first to open its doors in the province. It presents exhibitions on the history of Montréal, Québec and Canada and looks at specific features of local heritage.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, June 6
Its featured exhibition Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives has been extended until June 28.

Musée d’art de Joliette, June 9
This is the biggest art museum outside of the metropolitan areas in Quebec. It displays collections of visual arts and a variety of temporary and permanent exhibitions.

 J. Armand Bombardier Museum of Ingenuity 
J. Armand Bombardier Museum of Ingenuity
Pointe-à-Callière Montréal Archaeology and History Complex
Pointe-à-Callière Montréal Archaeology and History Complex

Musée de la civilisation, June 20
This museum in Old Québec City is known for its original, daring exhibitions. While the museum prepares to reopen, many exhibitions can be viewed online.

Musée POP, June 20
Located in downtown Trois-Rivières, halfway between Montréal and Québec City, this museum. and the Old Prison that is associated with it, explores elements of Quebec identity.

J. Armand Bombardier Museum of Ingenuity, June 22
Dedicated to science, technology and the legacy of Joseph-Armand Bombardier, who famously invented the snowmobile, this museum in the Eastern Townships is a big hit with families. A brand new exhibition Comfortable? Test Your Transport! will premiere at the same time.

McCord Museum, June 23
This museum of social history in Montréal will be extending its temporary exhibitions Jean-Claude Poitras – Fashion and Inspiration (until August 2) and Griffintown – Evolving Montreal (until February 14, 2021).

Pointe-à-Callière Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, June 25
As well as extending its temporary exhibits (The Incas, Treasures of Peru until October 4 and Into the Wonder Room until January 10, 2021), this museum in Old Montréal will be offering discounts on admission.

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ), June 29
This museum in Québec City will be opening up its Pierre Lassonde pavilion and extending its popular exhibit Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism until September 7.

For more details, visit the museums’ websites.

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