La Malbaie

Canada



Address:
10, chemin du havre
La Malbaie
Quebec G5A 2Y8
Phone: 418.665.4411
Fax: 418.665.4560
Website: www.museedecharlevoix.qc.ca

Musée De Charlevoix

The idea of the Musée de Charlevoix was born in the 1930s, thanks to American painters Patrick Morgan and Maud Cabot, who wished to present the art of the region. During the same period, Roland Gagné, a collector from Pointe-au-Pic, was preserving objects of the region’s heritage for his private museum.

In 1975, these two collections became the basis for the Musée régional Laure-Conan, named in honour of the celebrated writer of the Charlevoix region, and housed in the ancient post office of La Malbaie. Fifteen years later, and due to the expanding collection, the museum was moved to a larger location and renamed the Musée de Charlevoix.


Permanent Collection

Local popular art :

The people of Charlevoix have always created objects, for usage, for decorative purposes or for simple pleasure. Seductive tapisteries by Georges-Edouard Tremblay and the nostalgic paintings of Yvonne and Blanche Bolduc are among the items in this collection which make it one of the most imporatant collections of Canadian popular art.

History and regional heritage :

Each object in the museum’s collection has a story to tell. Costumes, carpets, tools, furniture and weapons are among these objects of memory which were bequeathed to the museum by generous donators, and testify to the rich heritage of the Charlevoix region.


Exhibitions

The museum’s permanent exhibition, Appartenances, invites the viewer to discover the history and culture of Charlevoix.

Temporary exhibitions are thematically based, focusing on either an artistic or historic subject, and allow the visitor to explore the museum’s multi-faceted collection or the work of various artists.


Exhibitions (1)

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Cost

Adults $5
Seniors and students $4
Children under the age of 11 Free
Families $11
Groups of ten people or more $3

The museum is free to the residents of Charlevoix every Sunday


Opening hours

From June to mid-October, the museum is open everyday from 9am to 5pm


From mid-October to May, the museum is open from Monday to Friday, from 10am to 5pm and on weekends from 1pm to 5pm.




Facilities

The museum has a shop, selling a range of items from postcards to gifts.
The museum's terrace provides one of the most beautiful views across the Bay of Malbaie.

The museum also houses an archives centre, comprised of over 30 000 documents and photographs relating to local history. The archives can be viewed by appointment only.


Museum internal and external photos (1)

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Education

Several educational activities are available, please contact the museum for reservations and information.