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Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum

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Just a quick visit

I wanted some pics of the chapel inside this building. I went to the reception and said so and they... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Gatineau, Canada
Great little find.

Loved this little museum which was packed with local history of the area including same amazing... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Simon W
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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...more
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494 Tache Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2B2, Canada
Central St. Boniface
+1 204-237-4500
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

I wanted some pics of the chapel inside this building. I went to the reception and said so and they let me in for free! I went into the chapel, looked and took the pics of some of the materiel then left. We didn't have...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Loved this little museum which was packed with local history of the area including same amazing facts and artifacts on Louis Riel. Was well worth the $7 entry.

Thank Simon W
Reviewed July 20, 2018

The museum itself was fascinating, the cemetery play was fantastic! The play was engaging for all ages, the kids in the group were entranced by the humour that made the historic information so relatable. Kudos!

Thank charlesgT4190QW
Reviewed June 21, 2018

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.

Thank andy b
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
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

Thank travellinjenna
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
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
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
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
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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Yes. The cost is $6.75 for adults with discounts available. Check their website.