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Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum

494 Tache Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2B2, Canada
+1 204-237-4500
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visited during the winnipeg open house weekend.the inside of the building is so beautiful the room... read more

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Great time!

Probably the oldest building in Winnipeg. We enjoy the role playing of the employees and the... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
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The Grey Nuns' convent, Winnipeg's oldest building, houses Le Musee 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 Metis communities of Manitoba, including a special exhibit about Louis Riel, the "father" of Manitoba. ~ Le couvent des Soeurs Grises, le plus vieil edifice de Winnipeg, heberge le Musee de Saint-Boniface. Construit pour accueillir les Soeurs Grises qui arriverent dans la colonie de la Riviere-Rouge en 1844, il s'agit d'un merveilleux exemple de construction a ossature-bois dite « de la Riviere-Rouge ». Le Musee expose sa collection impressionnante d'objets representatifs de la vie et de la culture des communautes francophone et metisse du Manitoba. Mentionnons, a titre d'exemple, son exposition speciale sur Louis Riel, le « pere » du Manitoba.
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494 Tache Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2B2, Canada
Central St. Boniface
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Reviewed yesterday

visited during the winnipeg open house weekend.the inside of the building is so beautiful the room disply chaple walls from the early 1900 ..you can see the center beams through the building so nice . some Louie Riel and red river relics.

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Probably the oldest building in Winnipeg. We enjoy the role playing of the employees and the history of Louis Rhiel. We would definitely go again

Thank Linda N
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

This is a great first stop when exploring Winnipeg. (Second stop: Winnipeg History Museum) Not only do you get to see the oldest building in Winnipeg, you get an interesting history lesson in the Grey Nuns, the Metis, Louis Riel, the fur trade...well, all the...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed the guided tour - lots of info about Louis Riel, as well as the grey nuns who founded the building. Very interesting!

Thank Sarah F
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

This museum is "History personified"!! The "Museum building" is the oldest in Winnipeg (and was formerly a convent). The intriguing collection and exhibits reflect the historical impact of the french settlers and "Metis" in the socio-cultural development of Winnipeg and Manitoba. This, "out of the...More

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

I don't know how the Saint-Boniface Museum is not better known, but it should be on the itinerary of any Canadian visiting Winnipeg. Housed within the oldest building in Winnipeg is a stellar collection interpreting the lifestyle of the Metis people of the Red River....More

Thank CWGross
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit, plan to spend about 90 minutes and learn about the history of Louis Riel and the Grey Nuns Convent. A walk through an important part of Canadian history. Wheelchair accessible and there is even a "cool room" in case it's a...More

Thank Wim V
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Cindy D, Manager at Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

Hello Wim, We are happy you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We always try to ensure our visitors have a great experience with us. Hope you get to visit again! Cheers!

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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

I caught a play at the museum tonight. It was $12 and included entry to the museum. The museum itself has some interesting artifacts. It was easy to spend and hour in the museum itself. The play was fun and entertaining. It was presented in...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Been around Winnipeg 30 years and first time ever going to the St. Boniface Museum. Delightfully surprised. Great educational facility with history of Louis Riel, the culture around his time and the way people lived. Surprised to hear that this is one of the few...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

We went on Canada Day 150 and it was free admission. They had interpreters from different era's to educate us about what we might see at that time. We thoroughly enjoyed learning from the Engineer explain how the Provinces were created and mapped. The Museum...More

Thank Claudette K
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