Musée de la Gaspésie and Jacques Cartier Monument

80, boulevard Gaspé
Gaspé (Quebec) Canada
G4X 1A9
Phone:
+418-368-1534
Fax:
+418-368-1535
Email:
info@museedelagaspesie.ca

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The Musée de la Gaspésie is a regional history museum that preserves and promotes the history and heritage of the Gaspésie region through its exhibits and collections.

This regional history museum invites you to discover or rediscover the heritage of the Gaspé Peninsula. Permanent and temporary exhibits present the history, art, heritage and culture of Gaspésie. Board the La Gaspésienne no 20, an old fishing boat, and enjoy a 360-degree immersive virtual-reality experience that will take you out to sea in this boat.

You can also enjoy a geo-rally, a modern-day treasure hunt. GPS and map in hand, ferret out the answers to a series of questions exploring the history of the region. Discover the grounds of the museum, including the Jacques-Cartier Monument, which includes an exact replica of the cross he erected in Gaspé in 1534, as well as several works of public art.

The museum also houses the Gaspésie archives centre, which is open to the public and will be of particular interest to genealogists. In addition, the museum publishes Magazine Gaspésie, Québec’s oldest history magazine.

Visit the La Muse boutique and art gallery, located in the museum, to discover the works of talented local artists, artisans and authors. The beauty, traditions, aromas, colours and flavours of Gaspésie are yours to take home in the form of a wide range of unique and authentic gifts and souvenirs of Gaspésie. You are sure to find something for yourself or your loved one!


Opening dates

Open year-round


Schedule

In high season (June 1 to October 31): daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In low season (November 1 to May 31): Wednesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 12.30 p.m. to 5 p.m., closed Monday and Tuesday.

Cost

Museums and exhibits: $11.25/adult, $9.45/student (18+) or senior (65+), $5.25/child aged 6 to 17, free for children under 6, $5.25/child for school groups; rates for families and other groups also available. Exhibit and virtual-reality film combo: $15.25/adult, $13.25/student (18+) or senior (65+), $9.25/child aged 6 to 17, free for children under 6, $7.75/child for school groups; rates for families and other groups also available.

Reservations

Required for groups only, guided tours available every day during the summer

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cheque  Cheque
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

Museums
This regional museum invites you to discover the heritage of Gaspésie. Exhibits, a fishing boat, a virtual-reality experience, a geo-rally (GPS treasure hunt), a boutique and art gallery, a history magazine and an archive centre await you here!
Interpretation Sites
This regional museum invites you to discover the heritage of Gaspésie. Exhibits, a fishing boat, a virtual-reality experience, a geo-rally (GPS treasure hunt), a boutique and art gallery, a history magazine and an archive centre await you here!
Maritime Heritage
Visit “The Deep Blue Sea,” a permanent exhibit that tells the history of Gaspésie through 15 sailing vessels. Board the “La Gaspésienne no 20” fishing boat and set out to sea while watching a virtual-reality film.


Services

  • Picnic area
  • Boutique
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Conference/meeting room
  • Free parking
  • Guide services

How to get there

The museum is located on the outskirts of Gaspé, on Route 132, about 20 km (13 mi.) from Forillon National Park.


Affiliations and distinctions

Affiliations

  • Tourisme Gaspésie
  • A New World: 5 Museums of Gaspésie
  • Culture Gaspésie
  • Route de la Morue (Cod Route)
  • Museum Route for Exploring the St. Lawrence River
  • Kéroul: Tourism and culture for people with reduced mobility

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