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Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum

494 Tache Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2B2, Canada
+1 204-237-4500
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Extremely interesting lesson on the beginnings of Manitoba

I wasn't too interested in going to this museum, but my wife wanted to, so we stopped in. I'm so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Scott G
Lincoln, Nebraska
Winnipeg History Lesson

This is my fourth visit to the museum with students. It is a great place to learn about the history... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
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The Grey Nuns' convent, Winnipeg's oldest building, houses Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum. Built for the Grey Nuns who arrived in the Red River Colony in 1844, the structure is an outstanding example of Red River frame construction. The Museum presents an impressive collection of artifacts that reveal the lives and culture of the Francophone and Metis communities of Manitoba, including a special exhibit about Louis Riel, the "father" of Manitoba. ~ Le couvent des Soeurs Grises, le plus vieil edifice de Winnipeg, heberge le Musee de Saint-Boniface. Construit pour accueillir les Soeurs Grises qui arriverent dans la colonie de la Riviere-Rouge en 1844, il s'agit d'un merveilleux exemple de construction a ossature-bois dite « de la Riviere-Rouge ». Le Musee expose sa collection impressionnante d'objets representatifs de la vie et de la culture des communautes francophone et metisse du Manitoba. Mentionnons, a titre d'exemple, son exposition speciale sur Louis Riel, le « pere » du Manitoba.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
494 Tache Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2B2, Canada
Central St. Boniface
+1 204-237-4500
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't too interested in going to this museum, but my wife wanted to, so we stopped in. I'm so glad we did. It was great. It's amazing to learn about Manitoba's origins. It's not huge and will only take you an hour or so,...More

1  Thank Scott G
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is my fourth visit to the museum with students. It is a great place to learn about the history of the French/Metis community in Manitoba

2  Thank MNVoyageuse
Reviewed 3 November 2016

A quirky and interesting museum on the métis and Francophone history of Manitoba, focusing both on history and material culture. Much historical value, somewhat uneven interpretation. I enjoyed also the art exhibition in part of the upstairs. Good education for both adults and children here.

1  Thank frequenttraveler072
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Took part in the ghost hunting at St. B Museum as a girls night out. We had fun, enjoyed the ghost hunting and maybe met up with some spirits? I'm pretty skeptical when it comes to things like this, but it is definitely worth the...More

Thank WpgSoccerMom
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Great place to learn more about the mid 1800's, the Metis community, Louis Riel, the Fur trade, the Red River Rebellion. well worth the walk to st. Boniface

1  Thank BLong_11
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Ok, I admit I only went in because my wife wanted to....and Thank God for that! What a lovely little museum in Winnipegs oldest building. Really informative and interesting displays, lovely little shop. Shows how little museums should be run. I promise you, you'll be...More

3  Thank LondonFet
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The museum is a former Grey Nuns convent and is the oldest remaining structure in the city of Winnipeg and the largest oak log building in North America. They have a good collection of artifacts of the early French Canadian settlers. Worth the visit.

1  Thank GaleAS
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We visited the museum on Louis Riel weekend. The St Boniface museum is a restored building from the early days of Winnipeg. The Metis were an important population at the time the Gray Nuns convent was built. The museum holds many artifacts belonging to Louis...More

Thank deepwoods
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Nice way to spend a couple hours, much to learn about history of area! Interesting gift shop and a nice area to walk around in on a sunny day.

Thank AngLanePhil
Reviewed 19 December 2015

We had out of town guests who were interested in St.Boniface history. The guides were very informed and made to experience an enjoyable one.

Thank madonna2001
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Pamela H
Do you buy a ticket?
1 July 2016|
Response from GaleAS | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The cost is $6.75 for adults with discounts available. Check their website.