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“Interesting view of Québec and the Québecois”

Quebec Museum of Folk Culture
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Musee quebecois de culture populaire bears witness to the unique identity of Quebec's diverse and evolving society. Its dynamic and bold exhibitions are thought-provoking and encourage discovery. Adjacent to the Museum, the Old Prison of Trois-Rivieres, classified a historic monument, offers an unforgettable visit-experience behind bars.
Reviewed September 24, 2013

A beautiful relatively new museum devoted to Québecois popular culture. When we were there there were three special exhibitions including one on an (obviously) incredibly popular soap opera from the 1990s that non-Québecois can't possible relate to but that was nonetheless very interesting as a view into the culture; one on crime and criminals and one on sports and Québecois in sports. This was time very well spent. T-R has another truly impressive museum (Boréalis) and so the stop here (intended for no good reason other than to see a part of Q. other than Québec City and Montréal) was really a pleasure.
The museum building and its site in a quiet neighborhood within a few blocks of downtown are delightful.

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Reviewed November 21, 2011

Loved the expo on Quebec's criminal history.
This activity is what brought me to trois rivieres.

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Reviewed June 16, 2011

My husband and I stopped here on a Wednesday afternoon in early June with the hopes of visiting the Old Jail. Unfortunately, there were no English tours available, so we took in several exhibits at the adjoining Quebec Museum of Popular Culture.

There were several children's groups going through other areas of the museum, while we enjoyed the folk art, sculpture, death, and crime exhibits. As morbid as they sound, these were remarkably well done, especially for an English audience. We both came away having learned a lot and feeling surprisingly upbeat about the entire experience.

The crime exhibit was especially engaging with stories of historic and contemporary murders, cults, and crooked cops. The book sculptures were a quirky take on different genres and shouldn't be missed!

The gift shop had several fun gifts and we couldn't help but pick up an adorable cartoon bank keepsake for our son. I found the gifts on offer more enticing than those at the Musee de la Civilisation in Quebec City.

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