Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines

Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines

Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A must for art-lovers, kids and history addicts! Be amazed by this art and history museum about the work of the Ursulines of Québec, who established the first school for girls in New France and are reknown for their wonderful embroidery works. The Ursulines showed true openmindness through the centuries, adapting their teaching to their pupils and to what society needed. In the 17th Century, they gave classes to First Nations children in their own language. In the 19th Century, they were the first to include science and critical thinking in their teachings. For a complete, one-of-a-kind experience, follow a guide in the Chancel, a place usually accessible only by nuns and students.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Gal m
Thornhill, Canada56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Exhibition is interesting but when I bought tickets I had an impression it will be a tour. It is self - guided tour. Collection is interesting but not abundant. It was worth to see ( descriptions are in French and English) but if time is limited I won't kill myself to visit.
Written 22 October 2021
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Serena_508
Boston, MA91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
In the last 28 year prepandemic, we would visit Old Quebec at least once a year and we’re always been busy with outdoor activities and good food! But today is cold and warrants an indoor activity while the family went skiing.
I chose the Pole because of their history of educating girls! Not only did they achieve their goal but their vision to even introduce STEM to girls of that century is quite amazing.

Thanks to Louisette and Vincent for a wonderful afternoon! I will be back to see the chapel on my next trip! Merci et au revoir!
Written 16 December 2022
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TripPhotographer52
Cincinnati, OH1,751 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I was very impressed with this religious institution established a long time ago to provide an education for girls at a time when many did not believe in the concept. Tremendous forward thinking people who started this. The concept has spread and they have accomplished something great.
Written 3 July 2022
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Erica R
Chicago, IL59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This museum turned out to be alittle more fascinating than we expected. These women were master embroiderers and we were really astonished at the beauty and amount of pieces that were displayed, along with many other aspects of thier lives, from furniture to personal items and art etc. My travelling partner thought this was her favorite museum in Quebec, and we went to maybe 15 museums! Highly recommended. As is the Chevalier House museum.
Written 21 May 2005
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Phoebe and Jim
San Francisco, California10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited the museum in Sept. 2003. The ticket-taker/hostess was very welcoming and there were docents to answer questions. There are 3 floors in an old building of material from 1639 to the present day. As a U.S. citizen, it was fascinating to see this alternative settling of the "New World." Instead of the muskets and stockades of Jamestown, there was incredibly elaborate embroidery and painting. The Ursuline's mandate is to teach girls, and early French settlements clearly had a different relationship to native peoples than did the English. The artwork was gorgeous and the display fascinating. I definitely recommend seeing it.
Written 14 September 2003
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Anglia62
Adelaide, Australia30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
This is an excellent museum: it combines the history of the Ursuline order of nuns and the history of education in Quebec. Read as much as you can; there are fascinating insights into other local history too.
Written 30 May 2012
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I_always_notice
Ottawa, Canada46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Solo
I visited it partly due to the comments I read on Trip Advisor and I'm very glad I did. It provided a glimpse into a life in the past before the age of universal education or feminism. This was one of the few places that young girls could receive a well rounded education and where women (i.e. the nuns) could spend their lives doing what they loved to do - teach. Made up of artifacts and recorded memories from the past, it is a fascinating visual description of the richness of education in the previous couple of centuries. And one doesn't have to be an RC to learn from it and enjoy the experience!
Written 7 July 2011
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NYC_Tourist1
NYC80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Ursulines Museum is only part of the entire Ursuline complex. There is the museum, the school and the chapel. The museum is cheap to enter and cant be missed. The chapel was gorgeous containing the chapel of Marie de L'Incarnation. This is one attraction you should see.
Written 6 August 2005
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darcyvancouverBC
vancouver BC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A place to appreciate the dedication of these fine Nuns who educated the children of their New France home for many years and taught all the refined elements of the Quebec culture. You may view some of the best examples of needlework in North America at this museum.The Sisters and guides are very helpful in answering any questions about the order, it is a place to visit without question if interested in the history of Quebec and the work of Catholic educators.
Written 4 June 2007
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Helen W
New York City, NY84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
The Ursuline Sisters came to Quebec form France and founded this first school for girls in North America in 1641 - educating both white immigrants and native Americans. Their founder, St. Marie of the Incarnation, is recognized as being instrumental to the founding of Quebec and a statue of her sits outside the parliament building. She is buried in the church adjacent to the museum. The museum, completely accessible, is in the old part of Quebec, so a very quaint neighborhood. Admission is free on Sundays! The various items tell the story of boarding school life beginning in the 17th century, but also of what it was like to become a nun - including items like the hope chests that were stored in the attic after the girls took their final vows when becoming Ursulines themselves. There's a video on the top floor from the 1950's or so of this rite where the girls wore wedding dresses to simulate their "marriage to Christ" (as this rite no longer takes place in this way, it's quite an historical video.) Anyone who appreciates their education by nuns of any order would appreciate this museum. Anyone who appreciates the work of women leaders in a time when they were admonished as second- or third-class citizens should pay a visit. And anyone wanting a complete history of the founding of Quebec needs to understand the tremendous role played by the Ursuline Sisters,
Written 15 July 2018
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