The Museum is housed in the oldest building in Winnipeg, a former Grey Nuns' Convent. It is a designated National Historic Site. The museum's exhibitions interpret the development, survival and growth of Western Canada's French-Canadian and Métis cultures.
About the Collections
The Museum's collections range from archeaological pieces to medical equipment; the first church bell in the West; Louis Riel's coffin; a replica of a Red River cart; furnishings and domestic accessories; agricultural and trade tools; educational and religious artifacts.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 25,000
Furniture or Furnishings •
Musical Instruments •
Textiles or Tapestries
Painting • Sculpture
Folk Art • Religious Art
Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Religious or Liturgical Objects
Toys and Games
: Non-motorized ground
Plants and Animals (Biological Collections)
Zoology : Vertebrates : Birds (Aves) : Mammals (Mammalia)
Services & Activities
Exhibits, guided or self-guided tours, school programs, treasure boxes for seniors, school visits, consulting services.
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
Accessible by Public Transportation
Children's Activities or Services
: Nursing area or Change Table
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Number of Volunteers: 12
Activities: Board membership
Publications and Products
Tour Packages •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps
494 Taché Avenue
Hours of Operation
Open: May 22 to September 27, 2009
Monday to Friday (except Thursdays) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday (extended hours) 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Christmas, New Year
Students (6-17 years or with valid student ID) $4.00
Seniors (60+ years) $4.00
Children 5 and under (accompanied by an adult) free
Family (maximum two adults) $15.00