Musée québécois de culture populaire
Tourism Region: Mauricie
The Musée québécois de culture populaire: A daring, accessible and definitely different Museum! Explore our exhibitions and discover the many traits that define Québec’s folk culture.
Visit the Museum and be ready to fill up on some fun and long-lasting memories!
Next to the Museum, the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières - built in1822 and classified historic monument - allows you to visit the prison with guides. Through their rich testimony, you’ll get a get a sense of what life behind bars was really like at the time. The cells and isolation cells will surely make you feel happy to be free.
Québec, Criminally Speaking: June 24, 2009 to January 12, 2014
The Maeva Odyssey: October 9, 2009 to May 31, 2015
Now that's Sports!: May 16, 2012 to September 15, 2013
Cirque Champagne from A to Z: July 13, 2012 to June 22, 2013
Open Artefact Storage Area: April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2015
Go to Jail: January 3, 2012 to December 30, 2015
About the Collections
The Musée québécois de culture populaire is a lively storehouse of close to 80,000 items that bear eloquent witness to the wealth of Quebec culture. The Museum has the curatorship of the Robert-Lionel-Séguin collection, considered to be one of the major Canadian collections dealing with traditional Quebec civilization. The ethnological collection at the Museum includes toys, textiles, furniture, and tools illustrating traditional trades, domestic life, farming, and folk art.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 80 000
The historical archives brings together close to thirty archive groups, including those of the Robert-Lionel-Séguin collection. This mass of documents takes up over 40 metres of shelf space and consists of manuscripts, maps, iconography and photographs.
Prints and Drawings •
Films and Videos •
The ethnological collection.
The ethnological collection is devoted to Quebec civilization and includes over 80,000 items representing several aspects of daily life. Toys, textiles, tools, furniture, articles of domestic life, farm equipement and folk art bear witness to the richness and diversity of this collection. We are not including in this the 10,000 volumes, manuscripts, photographs, maps, or the 200,000 identification sheets on the costumes, life-style and socio-economic conditions of Quebecers.
Costumes and Accessories
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Religious or Liturgical Objects
Toys and Games
: Non-motorized ground
Services & Activities
Learning activities adapted to different school grades and according to the programs of the ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport.
Classes or Workshops
Discovery Room or Centre
: Age 0-4 (Pre-School)
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
: Age 18 and up (Post-Secondary)
Films and Videos
Accessible by Public Transportation
Children's Activities or Services
: Nursing area or Change Table
: Overnight stays
Information Centre or Desk
Meeting Room Rental
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchairs available
: Wheelchair access
Other Guided Tours: Other languages available on request.
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Number of Volunteers: 100
Activities: visitor services
Become a member of the Québec Museum of Folk Culture and enjoy a wide range of benefits!
- Free admission to the Museum;
- Invitations to exhibit openings;
- 10% discount on all purchases of $10 and more in the gift shop;
- Free subscription to the Museum's special newsletter;
- Right to take part in the annual general assembly with possibility of being elected to the board of directors.
Regular member (annual membership)
Individual member $35
Corporate member $58
Family (2 adults and their children up to 18 years*) $80
Snack Bar or Vending Machines •
Picnic Area •
Catering Services •
Local Tourism Links
Publications and Products
Visit the different regions of Quebec by walking round our boutique. Original gift suggestions, local handmade products, reproductions of artefacts, souvenirs.
Tour Packages •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps
200, Laviolette Street
Hours of Operation
Open: Summer(June 24 - The first Monday of September) : daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Automn-Winter: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday closed)
Closed December 24,25,26,31 and January 1,2.
Admission fees : Museum or Old Prison
Adult : $10
Senior : (65, I.D. required) : $9
Student : (I.D. required) : $8
5-17 years old : $6
Under 5: Free
Friends of the Museum: Free
Member of the SMQ, AMC, ICOM : Free
Group rates (minimum 15 people) : Available at time of reservation
Reduced rate available for combined visit, Museum or Old Prison