Écomusée du fier monde

Écomusée du fier monde, Montreal: Address, Phone Number, Écomusée du fier monde Reviews: 4.5/5

Écomusée du fier monde
4.5
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The Écomusée du fier monde is a history museum that promotes grassroots involvement. You are invited to explore little known facets of Montréal culture. Discover the daily life of the working class and follow the inspiring journeys of grassroots groups. Visit the Écomusée exhibitions and the former Généreux public bath, a magnificent example of 1920s architecture.
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1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
Named for the Olympic Stadium complexes built for the 1976 games, the Olympic Park and the surrounding neighbourhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa) make up an invigorated area dedicated to "Space for Life." Around the Olympic Village's arenas and stadiums, Rue Sherbrooke welcomes exploration of its sculpture gardens decorated in the works of Jean-Paul Riopelle and its museum culture headed by the historical Château Dufresne. Maisonneuve Park offers interactive experiences at its bio-dome, insectarium, planetarium, and botanical gardens. For a change of scene, the gentrified space along Rue Ontario Est is packed with the city's newest, edgiest cafes, where an imaginative, youthful crowd sips foamy cappuccinos. A visit here is incomplete without stepping into the vast halls of the Maisonneuve Market, with flower stalls, wine depots, and local produce.
How to get there
  • Sherbrooke • 6 min walk
  • Beaudry • 8 min walk

4.5
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Laura R
Victoria, Canada43 contributions
Beautiful small museum!
May 2019 • Solo
I went to Écomusée as one of my first stops during a three day stay in Montreal. It was a Wednesday night, so quite quiet and I had most of the place to myself! I got a great intro into what the building used to be - a public baths for a number of people without baths in their own homes.

The permanent exhibit about workers lives and conditions in early Montreal industry was really interesting and well done. It was cool to read about some parts of history that the bigger museums don’t always explore. Plus, what a beautiful building! Definitely a stop anyone should make if they have an additional 1-2 hours during their visit to the city.
Written 30 May 2019
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Chartering
Chicago, IL32 contributions
Off the beaten path, history of real people in Montreal
Sep. 2017 • Couples
This small museum is never going to be a top tourist destination. But if you are interested in learning how the working people of Montreal have lived, particularly during industrialization, this is worth a visit. Short walk from the Sherbrooke station.
Written 29 September 2017
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bmpaczak
New Orleans, LA68 contributions
Interesting place for a short visit
May 2017 • Couples
I stopped here on the first night of my four day trip to Montreal. It's not something that would necessarily be on the radar of the casual tourist, but if you are very interested in the neighborhoods of Montreal, or an Architecture/Art lover, it's worth a visit. It's located in the Village, a bit off the tourist path, but that's a good thing if you like to explore. It's a really interesting little building as one of the former city baths - the pool serves as a lecture space, the lower level is an art gallery, and the upper level is a series of displays on working class life. We visited on a Wednesday night as we typically try to plan one cultural activity each night, visit lasted about 45 minutes, and it was free. Exhibits were only in French, but the staff gave us a good introduction, and have a pamphlet that translates everything.
Written 14 May 2017
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JGDynamo
Canada2,158 contributions
Beautiful wedding venue
May 2016 • Family
We were at the Ecomusee du Fier Monde for the wedding ceremony for my cousin and his partner this past May long weekend in Montreal. It is a converted bath house with an exhibit about the working class I believe. My French is not great so I understood some of it but not all. We were there for the ceremony so the musee itself was second fiddle. It was perfect for the ceremony and gathering at the end, good acoustics and it was a beautiful ceremony and beautiful weekend.
Written 25 May 2016
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Thank you for this great review! You are right, our permanent exhibit is about the history of the neighborhood and its working class.
Written 9 April 2017
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Scott F
San Bernardino, CA46 contributions
Small Museum, everything in French only
Nov. 2015 • Solo
While everything was in French, the receptionist was very helpful in giving an overview and translating major items.

The building, a converted bath house, was very interesting.
Written 15 November 2015
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turbinux
Edmonton, Canada184 contributions
Nice but small
Dec. 2013 • Couples
This is a nice small museum, there was a time where this museum was a public bathroom so the architecture is quite beautiful but as a downside the place is small for a museum, I visited this museums mostly because it was on my way home but there is really nothing special about it. the acoustic is great and the walls and wooden floors are beautiful, everything you see on the pictures uploaded by other users is everything there is to see in this museum.
Written 9 August 2014
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nick w
London, UK885 contributions
Lovely museum in a converted public baths
Mar. 2014 • Couples
This museum of working class history is located in a lovely converted art deco public baths. The permanent exhibit is in French (there is an English guide available) and charts the history of this working class neighbourhood. There was also an enjoyable temporary art exhibition featuring works by local artists.

The building has been sympathetically converted and the museum staff friendly and helpful.
Written 30 March 2014
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missionrecreate
Potsdam, NY7 contributions
A Total Delight!
Feb. 2013 • Friends
We visited this "Museum of the People" as part of our Via Rail Montreal Vacation with museum pass. It is located in a former bath house designed for the very poor factory workers in this now artesian neighborhood. Although there is little English, we had no trouble understanding the highly visual and artistic exhibits that revealed the lifestyle of the local French people. The architecture of the building alone is worth the visit! If you are truly lucky, you will meet the museum director, a truly charming, gracious, and enthusiastic man.
Written 23 February 2013
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