From one Discovery to Another
The name Musées de la civilisation actually applies to several museums: the Musée de la civilisation, the Musée de l’Amérique francophone, the Musée de la place Royale and the Maison historique Chevalier. Each of them showcases a different aspect of local history and society, while at the same shedding light on cultures from around the world.
Over 400 years of history flow by, from New France to the present, in the People of Québec – Then and Now exhibition. You can admire fascinating objects, relive momentous events and listen to the confidences of Jeanne Mance, Fille du Roy Marie Marguerite Moitié, Chief Kondiaronk, who signed the Great Peace treaty of 1701, and others.
Will you have kids ages 6 to 12 with you? Then check out the exhibition featuring Catapult the cat and his friend the mouse! It’s a fun experience looking at children’s celebrations and games in the days when they still played with stone marbles.
Take a look around the Musée de la civilisation gift shop, for an impressive selection of souvenirs, crafts, books and games. You can admire its stone walls at the same time.