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Musee des Anciens Canadiens

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332 Avenue de Gaspe Ouest, Saint Jean Port Joli, Quebec G0R 3G0, Canada
+1 418-598-3392
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Stop and enjoy

First, the is an easily accessible place. The museum is mostly in the basement. Down a flight of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TorontoTimTim
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Toronto
Interesting Slice of Canadian Culture

We enjoyed the impressive wood carvings and sculptures at this unassuming museum. There's a gift... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PattyMcC7
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Landisville, Pennsylvania
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The most prestigious museum of woodcarvings in north America.Choosen by the public as the most beautiful attraction in the area Chaudieres-Appalaches in 2012 and by a jury was choosen for the samething in 2006,Center of interpretation on the woodcarving.More than 275 pieces of collection. Pieces lifesize:René Lévesque,P.E.Trudeau,Harry Potter,Félix Leclerc,Jean Beliveau, The Beattles and La Joconde (Mona Lisa),etc.and 20 reproductions of Norman Rockwell in woodcarving.
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332 Avenue de Gaspe Ouest, Saint Jean Port Joli, Quebec G0R 3G0, Canada
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+1 418-598-3392
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, the is an easily accessible place. The museum is mostly in the basement. Down a flight of stairs. The exhibition is worth your time. Everything is bi-lingual, including the staff. A movie explains the production of a carved piece. Then you get to walk...More

Thank TorontoTimTim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the impressive wood carvings and sculptures at this unassuming museum. There's a gift shop on the top floor and numerous artisan's shops throughout the town.

Thank PattyMcC7
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Carved wood sculptures are mostly outstanding and well worth the small admission price. Take your time and appreciate the work that was spent producing these great examples of carved art. The gift shop is a little rippy but still worth a look-see.

Thank Cubatan
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is a very small special interest "museum". I put museum in quotes because it feels like the gift shop on top (the museum is on the lower level of the building) has as many items. This is a bit of an exaggeration, of course,...More

Thank Mommika
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The carving is absolutely beautiful. The artists are slowly dying off and this will be a lost asset to this pretty village.

Thank suzyfolk
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Anyone who carves or wants to carve, should check out this place in St Jean Port de Joli on the south shore of the St Lawrence river. Nice little town with a long history.

Thank EcHealey
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This museum is well worth the stop. It has some of the best examples of Quebec wood carving that I have seen. There is a video introduction that is useful. Wood carving is an old Quebec tradition and this museum shows this art very well....More

Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I just never realized. This museum starts your tour with film of an artist sculpting in wood. The finished piece sits beside the screen so you can compare his technique/progress with the outcome. It's really interesting. From there is a self-guided tour with a tour...More

Thank fitza44
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had the most wonderful afternoon exploring the Musee de Anciens Canadiens in August! The sculpture museum was filled with beautiful carvings, sculptures and creations that took our breath away! We had the honor of talking with and watching one of the sculptors at work....More

Thank JanePhiladelphia_11
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This was such a treat, as both my wife and I are amateur carvers. The works on display here are truly magnificent! Well worth the price of admission! The ladies in the boutique were very pleasant, and really made an effort for us non French...More

Thank Hammer132014
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