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Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum

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Short Chapel Visit

I’m not sure what all went into the museum, but I did enjoy quickly visiting the chapel and taking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Castle, Pennsylvania
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Well worth a visit

We were very interested in immigration to Canada, so spent a lot of time in this museum... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Crowning an ancient promontory above the Saint Lawrence River, once a campsite favoured by the Native peoples, a 300-year-old chapel, a museum of history and an archaeological site invite you to hear what they have to say about the people who...more
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400, St.Paul Street East, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not sure what all went into the museum, but I did enjoy quickly visiting the chapel and taking in the atmosphere. It was free to walk into the chapel but you may choose to leave a donation. The chapel is small and elegant. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

We were very interested in immigration to Canada, so spent a lot of time in this museum. Marguerite Bourgeoys was an amazing 17th century woman who, when she wasn't accepted into religious orders in France, moved to Montreal where she became a teacher, founded a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Please note this review is about the chapel and shop, as we did not do the museum tour. We went there on a Sunday afternoon with friends as we decided to explore the Montreal Old Port. The Marguerite-Bourgeoys chapel is a lovely church, in a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 152francist
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Great variety in this museum: the museum itself, the archeological display in the basement, the climb to the tour and nice view from there. Don’t miss the guided tour every 30 min of the archeological digs. We almost skipped it, but then joined it as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

In our way to the Old Port, my 15 year old son, my parents and I stopped by in this delightful slice of heaven. The presence of God was in this place and I was overwhelmed that people have worshiped here for centuries, very humbling...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This museum is not huge, but is well worth it for the views from the tower, which were better than some observation decks we've been to (albeit not as accessible given it is an old church tower). The story of Marguerite and its presentation was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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MTL_First_Chapel, Responsable relations publiques at Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for your visit Emily!

Reviewed 1 May 2018

The crypt and the tower for me where the best bits, some of the other parts where just a little weird, or not what I'm into, dolls re-enacting scenes doesn't interest me, but I'd been told of the view. And it was worth the visit...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 576grahamd
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

A visit to Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel would not be complete without a visit to the museum, which is dedicated to the life of Marguerite Bourgeoys. Recently modernised the museum is self-guided with the help of an free excellent audio guide that is also used in the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank DP1066
MTL_First_Chapel, Responsable relations publiques at Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you so much for your kind comment.

Reviewed 24 July 2017

I have visited the church many times but never entered the museum. It is not a big place but interesting enough and worth the effort. Three rooms dedicated to Margurite Bougeoys that were interesting and then a climb to the "bellevue" up to the back...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank ScotAlberta
Reviewed 20 June 2017

So, this review is hard to write concisely as the museum has some very good parts and just some downright weird exhibits. The first thing you see when you start your tour are the sixty or so dioramas depicting Marguerite's life, which is downright creepy....More

Date of experience: June 2017
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28 August 2018|
Response from ER2013family | Reviewed this property |
Yes except for (I think) the archeological part in the basement. However, it’s too dark there for photos anyway. We took lots of beautiful photos in and from the tower.