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Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum

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Address: 494 Tache Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2B2, Canada
Phone Number: 12042374500
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Grey Nuns' convent, Winnipeg's oldest building, houses Le Musee de...

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.

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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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Superb Museum......good things do come in little packages...

Ok, I admit I only went in because my wife wanted to....and Thank God for that! What a lovely little museum in Winnipegs oldest building. Really informative and interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, I admit I only went in because my wife wanted to....and Thank God for that! What a lovely little museum in Winnipegs oldest building. Really informative and interesting displays, lovely little shop. Shows how little museums should be run. I promise you, you'll be enthralled and educated at the same time.Such nice staff too.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The museum is a former Grey Nuns convent and is the oldest remaining structure in the city of Winnipeg and the largest oak log building in North America. They have a good collection of artifacts of the early French Canadian settlers. Worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

We visited the museum on Louis Riel weekend. The St Boniface museum is a restored building from the early days of Winnipeg. The Metis were an important population at the time the Gray Nuns convent was built. The museum holds many artifacts belonging to Louis Riel and he is buried in a cemetery a short distance away. His story and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Nice way to spend a couple hours, much to learn about history of area! Interesting gift shop and a nice area to walk around in on a sunny day.

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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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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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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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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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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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