Fill up on culture at Quebec's museums

Attractions to discover, May 31, 2021 2021-05-31
La Pulperie de Chicoutimi - Musée régional
La Pulperie de Chicoutimi - Musée régional

Quebec’s countless museums promise all kinds of ways to discover its rich culture and explore that of the entire world. Many of them highlight the art and history of all eras, as well as the world of technology and natural sciences, making these subjects more accessible to all museum-goers. Here are our suggestions for a great cultural experience!

Important: Be sure to follow sanitary guidelines during your activities.

For history buffs

Located in Montreal, the Écomusée du fier monde invites you on a journey back to the time of the Industrial Revolution. Get ready to explore little-known aspects of Montreal's culture, discover daily life in a working-class environment and follow the inspiring path of citizen groups. While its fascinating exhibits will captivate you, the former Généreux public bath, a magnificent example of 1920s architecture, is definitely worth a closer look.

A trip to Trois-Rivières is a good opportunity to visit the Musée POP, a museum that is bold and accessible to all, where various themed and interactive exhibitions deal with the popular culture of Quebec’s people. You must see, among others, Superhero’s DNA, a delight for kids as well as for adults! Be sure to also visit the Old Prison, integrated into the museum complex and classified as a historic monument, for a look into jail life.

The Pulperie de Chicoutimi is a must-see destination to learn more about the history of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. This vast cultural complex presents exhibitions about art, history and ethnology relating the challenges of the local population. See the fascinating painted house of the Arthur Villeneuve decorated with amazing murals. And don't miss the Game Changers exhibition, which tells the story of how innovation has shaped the world of video games.   

For budding scientists

The Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Sciences offers original and informative exhibits as well as family-oriented activities. Discover AlterAnima, an unusual encounter with taxidermic specimens, as well as a number of other permanent and temporary exhibits that will take you on a trip around the world to see rare, often exotic and sometimes unusual objects!

For artists at heart

The Musée d'art de Joliette, the largest regional art museum in Quebec, offers an exceptional panorama of art from the 14th century to the present day through its extensive collection. Its varied program includes temporary and permanent exhibitions, as well as a wide range of cultural and educational activities for all ages. Kids are even invited to find treasures hidden in the works of art!

Musée POP
Musée POP

The Musée d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix is known for its national and international exhibitions, presented throughout the year. All forms of art are represented, including painting, sculpture, engraving and photography. Until October 1, the museum invites you to explore an outdoor photographic journey that showcases contemporary art in four iconic locations around the city.

For food lovers ages 7 to 77!

In the Beauce region, the Maison J.-A. Vachon welcomes you to the ancestral home of the couple who created the famous Vachon snack cakes. This house turned historical monument reveals the fascinating story of this company and its modest beginnings through a guided tour that will take you into a delicious world. A short film is shown in the projection room and each visitor gets two tasty snack cakes at the end of the visit!

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