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Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum

Neighborhood: Central St. Boniface
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Address: 494 Tache Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2B2, Canada
Phone Number: 12042374500
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Grey Nuns' convent, Winnipeg's oldest building, houses Le Musée de...

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 Colony in 1844, the structure is an outstanding example of Red River frame construction. The Museum presents an impressive collection of artifacts that reveal the lives and culture of the Francophone and Métis communities of Manitoba, including a special exhibit about Louis Riel, the "father" of Manitoba.

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A moment in time

We had out of town guests who were interested in St.Boniface history. The guides were very informed and made to experience an enjoyable one.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We had out of town guests who were interested in St.Boniface history. The guides were very informed and made to experience an enjoyable one.

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Saint Joseph, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Our family thoroughly enjoyed this historic site and museum. It provides a lot of information about the history of Winnipeg, the Metis, and the impact of the French on this region of France. We loved that the museum is in a historic old building, and that you're free to roam around at your own pace and see all of the... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We took the web information we found for when the museum is open [day and hours]. When we arrived unfortunately they were closed. We found when we wanted to tour St. Boniface in October that lot of things are 'off season' -- like the walking tours of St. Boniface. We made the most of our time at St Boniface Museum... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We learned a great deal about Louis Riel, the Metis and the French -Canadian influence in Manitoba. Exhibits well designed, with some stunning examples of First Nations beadwork.

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Summit County, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This small museum was well worth the few $ entry fee and an hour or so of our time. It fleshed out more an interesting, controversial time in the region's history. I wanted to learn more about Louis Riel and this place delivered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

If you like museums, plan to include this one on your travels. It was interesting, small and not expensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Those of us with Metis roots appreciate the resurgence of interest in a patriot such as Louis Riel. The Museum serves that purpose but there is so much more. Here one can find the roots of the movement of colonization and its accompanying religious passion in the artifacts and historic record set forth in the Museum. The miniature hymnals and... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum in the former convent run by the Grey Sisters, is located in the oldest building in Winnipeg. There are a great deal of items of local interest with a special connection to Louis Riel, the founding father of Manitoba. Designated as a National Historic Site in 1958, the museum has a permanent Riel exhibit with... More 

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Thank you for your review! We're very glad to hear that you've enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you in the future so that you can enjoy new exhibits currently in development. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A great place to learn more about the permanent French settlement at St Boniface. The church looms large, and the museum itself is a convent built originally in the 1840's. Unique artifacts from Louis Riel and his family (his grave is just a block away). Metis culture is explored as well as the fur trade, agriculture, First Nations, and more.... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

What a great museum!! The staff are very helpful they have guide to explain the most important ; . Lou O' Riel's life , the grey nuns and more. It is to good to know the history about this museum. I realized the importance after I visited this place. I encourage each one to go you will not fill disappointed.

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