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Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum

400, St.Paul Street East, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4, Canada
+1 514-282-8670
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A quiet moment in time

In our way to the Old Port, my 15 year old son, my parents and I stopped by in this delightful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kimberlypr0bst
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Excellent views

This museum is not huge, but is well worth it for the views from the tower, which were better than... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
EmilyCrook
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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 founded Montreal. Through the achievements of Marguerite Bourgeoys, a woman of courage and compassion who lived in 17th-century Montreal, you will find yourself transported back through time to another world, that of our ancestors.
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400, St.Paul Street East, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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"excellent audio guide"
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"original church"
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"notre dame de bon secours chapel"
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"vieux port"
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"crypt"
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"dioramas"
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"margherita"
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"tower"
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"life"
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"archaeological"
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"climb"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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

1  Thank EmilyCrook
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MTL_First_Chapel, Responsable relations publiques at Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your visit Emily!

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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

1  Thank Graham D
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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

Thank DP1066
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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.

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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

Thank ScotAlberta
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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

Thank christj86
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

This lady was an integral part of Montreal and this museum gives a great overview of her life. It's very well laid out and stresses her christianity rather than her Christianity. By that I mean her goodness rather than her Godliness. She was certainly an...More

1  Thank Gill O
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

No photos allowed sadly, which I understand in order to bring more tourists through. However, seriously, they have some exhibits there which you would want a memory of. Educational, but not a must see.

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

I am not religious but found this to be an inspiring story of a woman who didn't accept "no" as an answer. She had guts. The museum is comprised of diaramas of Marguertie Bourgeoys life (which possibly appeals to younger children and others who would...More

1  Thank cindyandted
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

The museum was an interesting, although strange history of the foundress of The Sailor's Chapel. The dollhouse dioramas and THE TRUE LIKENESS were dramatically presented and we ended up skipping lots of the audiotour. But the trip is worth it for the views from the...More

1  Thank Erniegirl
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