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Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum

494 Tache Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2B2, Canada (Central St. Boniface)
204 237 4500
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Ranked #29 of 112 Attractions in Winnipeg
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Traveler Description: The Grey Nuns' convent, Winnipeg's oldest building, houses Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum. Built for the Grey Nuns who arrived in the Red River... more »
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Recently I visited this museum, and it was really good. Lots of artifacts, especially from that area of Winnipeg. I haven't been here since I was a child, but it was fun. I especially like the church area in the building, and artifacts from its previous life. The only thing I could critique about this museum is the price of... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

For a small place it was quite intetesting. They had old things on display from the 1950's era including an in home living room sauna lol. They also had a lady spinning wool on an old spinnern in costume. Neat place to stop if you havn't been.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

In one word this is simply one of the finest small scale museums in Western Canada. The gift shop is a delight. The exhibits are carefully and realistically presented in a fashion that takes one back in time. The entire structure is a joy to behold...I only wish that there was a restaurant on site that would capitalize on the... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Attending a workshop in St.Boniface I found myself with a 75 minute lunch hour one block from the Catherdral. After exploring the cemetary I wandered over to the museum and paid the very modest admission rate of $6.00. While I didn't have enough time to explore every nook and crany of the museum I did get to see quite a... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Directly next to the St Boniface Basilica and St B College, the architecture and history rich area is a must see. This museum has very good guides, and worth following a tour to get maximum impact of the rich French culture and Manitoba history. Been here more than 20 times, and love coming back with my kids. Phone ahead -... More

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Elm Creek, Manitoba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

very fun time, while my penpal was out from Saskatchewan we took her there to experience another side of Manitoba which she might not have known about. Loved the tour guides were dressed in traditional garb, lovely interactive displays, and even had us make our own homemade butter to taste. It was a highlight of our afternoon in Winnipeg.

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27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I visited the museum on November 16th which is the anniversary of Louis Riel's hanging. I had not been to this museum in over 20 years and it exceeded my expectations. The Louis Riel exhibit was informative and the artifacts like Riel's hair, hanging rope, ceinture fleche, coffin were great. The permanent exhibits on the Cathedrale fire and the significance... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We enjoyed the theatre in the cemetary tour of the St. Boniface Cathedral cemetary. The actors did a wonderful job in informing and entertaining us about the inhabitants and their roles in the history of Manitoba and French-Canadian heritage. We also did the I Spy treasure hunt in the museum. Our 10 year old got to build a model of... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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59 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We happened to go when a historical society from the area was there. They had various stations set up where school children (there were a lot of school groups) could learn different things about the areas history in an interactive way. They could dress up, learn how to build things, speak with the area's 'priest (maybe Bishop)' who would tell... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Great way to spend an afternoon in the french section of Winnipeg.

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