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Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum

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Great small museum

This museum is slightly off the beaten path, but well worth making a detour for. It gives a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Small museum packed full

This museum is in a former nunnery and is packed full of history. There is a lot about Louis Riel... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is slightly off the beaten path, but well worth making a detour for. It gives a great background of Louis Riel and the Metis community in Winnipeg. Well done!

Date of experience: October 2018
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CindyD1425, Manager at Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review and for sharing this info with future guests!

Reviewed 6 November 2018

This museum is in a former nunnery and is packed full of history. There is a lot about Louis Riel and it's laid out quite nicely. There are 2 floors and it tells the story of the Metis and their struggle. It's just a walk...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank marilynsC8031HU
CindyD1425, Manager at Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review!

Reviewed 7 August 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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CindyD1425, Manager at Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad we made your short visit worthwhile! Come back soon ...and with family and friends.

Reviewed 5 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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CindyD1425, Manager at Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy to hear your learning experience was worth it!

Reviewed 20 July 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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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CindyD1425, Manager at Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

History is not boring..and learning it can be fun too! Happy to hear the play was engaging for all!

Reviewed 21 June 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank andy b
CindyD1425, Manager at Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Our architecture is quite unique. Happy that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the review. !

Reviewed 12 March 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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Linda N
CindyD1425, Manager at Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We ARE the oldest building in Winnipeg, built 1846 to 1851! Glad you found and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 20 September 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 6 September 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!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 25 August 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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