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 exhibitions and collections.

This regional history museum invites you to discover or rediscover the heritage of the Gaspé Peninsula. Permanent and temporary exhibitions present the history, art, heritage and culture of Gaspésie.

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 a regional 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 boutique 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 ones!

Note: You must book a day and time for your visit by calling 418-368-1534 as places are limited. When you call, you will be asked to pay the admission fee. No refunds are available, but you may postpone your visit as long as you notify the museum by 3:30 p.m. the day before you were scheduled to visit. Visit the website for more information about the schedule of activities.


Opening dates

Open year-round


Schedule

June 1 to October 31: daily, upon reservation. November 1 to May 31: daily.

Cost

Self-guided tours: $10/adult, $8/student (18+) or senior (65+). Animated exhibitions: $5/adult, free for children under 18. Free for members of the museum. Screenings are free.

Reservations

Reservations for the day and time are required; please call 418-368-1534

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • Interac  Interac

Activities available

Museums
The Musée de la Gaspésie, a regional museum, is the perfect place to discover the history of the Gaspé Peninsula. Exhibitions (including animated ones), screenings, a boutique, a history magazine and an archive centre await you here!
Interpretation Sites
The Musée de la Gaspésie, a regional museum, is the perfect place to discover the history of the Gaspé Peninsula. Exhibitions (including animated ones), screenings, a boutique, a history magazine and an archive centre await you here!
Maritime Heritage
Visit “The Deep Blue Sea,” a permanent exhibition that tells the history of Gaspésie through 15 sailing vessels.


Services

  • Boutique
  • Conference/meeting room
  • Free parking

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 restricted physical ability

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