Acadian Museum

Acadian Museum, Miscouche: Hours, Address, Acadian Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Acadian Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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PandPCotswoldsUK
Charlbury, UK349 contributions
Very Educational but needs the other view?
Sep. 2019
This one of the best museums I have ever visited and I have visited many ( ask my wife!) but this is of course telling a story from one point of view.

It is missing the British rationale on the deportation i.e the Arcadians who were essentially Basque and not that happy being part of France and certainly not part of the Britsh Empire saw themselves as an independent "nation" and Roman Cathlolic.

The Briish and the French had been fighting for 800 years and when in the 16th century English King Henry Eighth broke from the Catholic Church the wars became routed in the respective religious groupings of Europe. The Brits saw the Arcadians as more loyal to a foreign power the Pope than France who had surrendered Canada to the victorius English so the Arcadians were left in limbo.

Clearly the English did not want to have a potentially hostile and isolated group left in such a stragice position ( the gateway to Canada) so they set out to redistribute the 10.000 Arcadians to France ,Quebec ( where the English allowed a French colony to thrive) and Louisiana which was French at the time. Those who "decided" to go back to France were transported in good faith but unfortunately many ships were lost in storms.

It is great that the Arcadian story which started in the 16th century when they came to Cape Brecon just for the abundant cod in the summer should be kept alive but shouldn't the museum have a stronger recognition of the the British motivations particularly with reference to the deportations or return resettlement as they may have called it at the time?
Written 27 September 2019
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hydrojoe
Ottawa, Canada185 contributions
Very Informative museum
Aug. 2019
The Acadian Museum at Miscouche is a gem. If you want to learn more about the plight of our Acadians this museum is the place. If you want the history of how some of the Acadians populated Prince Edward Island after their deportation by the British, this is the palce to go.

It is not a huge museum and can be visited in a little more than 1 hour. The displays are great follow a specific order. You'll get more out of them is you read the information found at each station. There are hosts ready to answer your questions. Great visit
Written 19 September 2019
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James P
Summerside, Canada130 contributions
History at its best
Jul. 2019 • Solo
Learn the story of the Acadian people on P.E.I. From their arrival through the deportation to today. Bookstore and gift shop
Written 14 August 2019
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Oxwood-Farm
Berwick, ME735 contributions
Offered great insight into the history of the Acadian people in Prince Edward Island and across the Maritimes.
Jul. 2019
This was our first introduction to the plight of the Acadian people during our two week visit to the Maritime provinces. It provided an introduction through a short movie about the forced relocation of the people and how it affected the region, the land and the politics. The exhibits basically reinforced what the movie showed, which with additional more specific local information about the Acadian people in the area.
Written 8 August 2019
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melacruiser
Saskatoon, Canada89 contributions
A gem on the Island
Jul. 2019 • Couples
We spent an hour in this amazing little museum. The 15” introductory video explained the history of the Acadians in the maritimes and outlined the deportations that took place. The permanent and temporary display rooms are very professionally constructed. The attendant was very knowledgeable and friendly. This is a real gem on the island.
Written 19 July 2019
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Annette B
United States625 contributions
Fascinating
Jul. 2019 • Friends
A must stop to learn and understand the plight, history and culture of the Acadians of PEI and around the world. A short video presentation sets the stage and covers the key points one will see in the museum. The Acadian flag was inaugurated in Miscouche, which was also one of the primary Acadian communities, and the location of the museum. Interesting.
Written 19 July 2019
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Expedition211142
Victoria, Canada127 contributions
GREAT LITTLE MUSEUM - LEARNED A LOT ABOUT THE ACADIANS
May 2019 • Couples
During our four week travels through the Maritimes In May and June this year with friends, two of our members listed the Acadian Museum as a place they really wanted to visit, and as we were in that area we stopped in. Boy is there a lot we didn't know or learn in school historically about these valiant but oppressed people, (i.e. first coming to North America with their songs and culture, ... particularly the Maritimes, toiling as farmers and fishermen, and then being evicted and sent home by the British or having to migrate elsewhere where many perished. So, the museum offers a very informative video that you must watch on their history, and then walk through a collection of murals, photographs, historical notes and displays. Note: This was all particularly helpful as we ran across Acadian history, songs and culture numerous times during our travels through the Maritimes and this museum helped put things in perspective and gave us a greater appreciation for their endurance and fortitude to persist and maintain their identity. There is also a small gift shop. Very quite at the time year we visited ... small entrance fee. PS: I understand that there is a second Acadian museum also in the Maritimes but we did not get to go there. A family member of mine however went to one of them years ago, (not sure which one), but remembers having a wonderful meal put on by the Acadians. Perhaps this happens more in the summer tourist season so check it out!.
Written 27 June 2019
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Earle F
Prince Edward Island, Canada83 contributions
Well done museum
Jul. 2018 • Family
Enjoyed it alot. Nice mixture of historic artifacts, video dispalys, and local history. HAs a well thought out flow to it as well.A great place to spend some time anytime, esp rainy days.
Written 9 June 2019
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Gail L
West Springfield, MA44 contributions
A Must See
Aug. 2018 • Solo
Very interesting Acadian Museum. Plenty of photographs and historical information. Lists of Acadian family names in the area dating back many years. A great video was shown in a separate room providing history during the expulsion period. Great place to visit.
Written 27 August 2018
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Lisa D
Toronto, Canada288 contributions
Nice to visit on a rainy day
Jun. 2018
An interesting little museum dedicated exclusively to the success and plight of the Acadians. There are a few exhibits and a brief documentary which provides a good overview. Worth stopping at to understand a part of Canadian history.
Written 12 August 2018
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