Musée de la Gaspésie and Jacques Cartier Monument

80, boulevard Gaspé
Gaspé (Quebec) Canada
G4X 1A9

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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!

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


  • 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
  • Certified by Kéroul (accessible to people with physical disabilities)

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