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Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum

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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
Victoria, Canada
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 6 August 2018
Gatineau, Canada
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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 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
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Reviewed 6 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
Thank CoolBristol
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
Thank Simon W
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
Thank charlesgT4190QW
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
Reviewed 11 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
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
Thank travellinjenna
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
Thank 532SarahF
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
Thank Mark D
Reviewed 18 August 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Pamela H
30 June 2016|
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Yes. The cost is $6.75 for adults with discounts available. Check their website.