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Acadian Museum (Musee Acadien)

Address: 405, Avenue de l'Universite, Moncton, New Brunswick E1A 3E9, Canada
Phone Number: 506 858 4088
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Moncton
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Open-Year Round / Ouvert toute l’année. The museum’s permanent exhibition, entitled "L'Aventure Acadienne" [Acadian Adventure], is a dynamic and innovative presentation of the history of Acadia in Atlantic Canada and of its material culture. L'exposition permanente du Musée acadien de l'Université de Moncton intitulée « L'Aventure acadienne » présente de façon dynamique et novatrice l'histoire de l'Acadie de l'Atlantique ainsi que l'histoire de sa culture matérielle.

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Carlisle, PA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Having no knowledge of the Acadians, save for reading Longfellow's "Evangeline" at some point during my schooling, this was a real treat. It is a lesson both in history and culture. One of the focal points of our group tour was to study the Acadians, and this museum really sewed together all the various threads we had been introduced to... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We loved this little museum!! Gave us a better understanding of the Acadians and the museum was setup both chronologically but also covered stories/events that I had heard of. Evangeline's legend/story is very well explained and was very interesting!! A must see!!

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Brussels
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142 reviews 142 reviews
34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This museum tells the story of the Acadien people who were expelled by the British in the 18th century. The acadiens were French immigrants that have developed agriculture in Acadie (now Nova Scotia). It is explained in full details in the museum and it also provides an insight in the culture of the Acadiens who still exist in North America.... More

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Doylestown, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This piqued my interest so much in this area of history I am going to read further on it. THe staff were very informative and helpful.

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Alliston, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

The Acadian Museum is an extremely well put together history of the Acadian people. It is extremely informative. Unfortunately when we were there a couple of the recorded talks were out of order. Definitely worth a visit.

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New Brunswick
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

This Museum is steeped in History. To appreciate what it offers one should research the Acadians, Evangeline (Nova Scotia). It is beautiful here in the spring when the Apple trees are in blossom.

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Maryland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2009

This small museum, located on the campus of the Université de Moncton, offers an excellent overview of Acadian history and culture in New Brunswick. When we visited last summer, the two young ladies who worked at the front desk patiently answered all of my questions about Acadian history, culture and music. They even recommended Acadian CDs to me - and... More

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