Musee Des Ursulines

Musee Des Ursulines, Trois-Rivieres: Hours, Address, Musee Des Ursulines Reviews: 4/5

Musee Des Ursulines
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Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The Ursulines were the first religious community of nuns to be established in Trois-Rivieres in 1697; their presence was an important influence on the city's educational and religious history. The museum stages exhibits with different themes each year, as well as permanent exhibitions in the old refectory and a guided visit to the historic chapel.
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diane p
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interesting and informative!!!
Jul 2020
very interesting visit with a guide that knows eveything about the place and the church visit was marvelous!!!!
Written 14 July 2020
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,650 contributions
Exhibits focus on nuns as teachers. Ursuline Museum is close to the cruise dock/Harbor Waterfront Park
Sep 2019
The Ursuline Museum is the main attraction on Rue Ursuline with exhibits on the lives of the girls and their teachers from the 18th -20th centuries. These nuns have had a long history in Trois Rivieres - since the city's founding -, and are associated particularly with educating young girls and creating teachers' training colleges. One of their most memorable nuns was Marie de L-Incarnation after whom a Catholic school, located behind the monastery, is named. Displays in the white museum building - once the old hospital then a boarding school - are varied and range from ceramics, books, prints, small pieces of furniture to video interviews. I found the elderly nuns' monologues most interesting as they talked about their experiences. For example, nuns were known to travel on buses to teach in the surrounding schools and then return back to the convent at the end of the day. Entrance fee to the museum is $4 for seniors with hours from 10 - 4, but the museum is closed 12-1 for a lunch break. Nuns are now elderly and need more care than can be provided in the building so are being moved to new accommodation quite close to the Borealis Museum.

The Parc des Ursulines, across the road from the museum, had been the location of the nuns' kitchen garden at one time. Now it is a treed park with a path that leads to the car park in front of the Harbor Waterfront. Cruisers would find this pleasant path a quick way to reach the Museum. In the park was an information board in French which had pictures of nuns in the garden and the vast amount of empty land around the monastery buildings.
Written 10 October 2019
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notperfectalas2
california364 contributions
Very nice structure, waterfront walkway nearby has great views of St. Lawrence
Oct 2018 • Couples
We stopped in Trois-Rivieres on our way back from Quebec City to Montreal. Without GPS, it would have been difficult to navigate through Trois Rivieies as it has very few tourist attraction pointers to guide the traveler to destination spots. We fortunately found it, the old jail, and the Assumption Cathedral, all fairly close to one another by car, and paid the parking meters as required. (We never did find "old town.") Anyway, because we failed to research entry hours, we could not visit. Still, we enjoyed the stop to get a closer look at the domed structure and architecture, and there were informational signs relating the history of the musee. A bonus to our stop, there is a nearly waterfront walkway from which you can see the entire expanse of the St. Lawrence River.
Written 21 November 2018
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caroline_tremblay_12
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada13 contributions
Cannot get in for a visit
Oct 2018 • Couples
We were in Trois-Rivieres for a weekend and decided to visit the Musee des Ursulines on Sunday, our last day.

The opening hours were from 10 to 17 according to their website. At 12h15, we came to a closed door saying they were closed from 12h to 13h. Which was OK, maybe they were out for lunch. We came back at 12h55 to come in, we were waiting as the door was still closed and the note "closed from 12h to 13h was still there". At 13, we tried again, the note had just been changed for "Closed from 13h to 14h" and we tried knocking on the door, but not answer!! Even though they just changed the sign!!!!! We were 6 person waiting outside at this moment... Very disappointed clients who had already bought they entry!!
Written 19 October 2018
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Rinus W
Heerlen, The Netherlands421 contributions
One hour cultural
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is a nice place to get known of some of the history of the convent and the boarding school. The guided tour of the chapel is very nice. The guide gives you all little details. We liked it very much
Written 16 September 2018
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Malcolm G
Mississauga, Canada515 contributions
A very old convent that served many uses
Jul 2018 • Couples
There are still nuns living here but since its inception in the late 18th century this facility has been a convent, a hospital and a school (both public and now private). The displays though not many are informative and well done. The chapel, still used daily, is small but beautiful and well kept. Recommended.
Written 4 July 2018
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Pastafied
16 contributions
a piece of history in the present
Apr 2018 • Couples
excellent history, photos and artifacts of this important group in the education of children here and beyond (I studied with ursulines in Kentucky) beautiful chapel. had a great time watching 3rd graders "critique" 4th graders art for their vernissage.
Written 29 April 2018
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Michael
Palm Springs, CA216 contributions
while walking into the old...
Jun 2017 • Friends
...section of town which is quite near the port, one passes through a garden & onto a street where this old religious site sits. Ursuline order of nuns still live here althought it will close once the last nun passes. I recommend walking around to get the feel of this lovely town with so much history.
Written 24 August 2017
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Stephane1592
Repentigny, Canada37 contributions
Nice and interesting visit
Aug 2017 • Family
Nice and interesting visit - especially the chapel at the end - consisted of a guided tour by employee that gives you historical facts of the premises.
Written 14 August 2017
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ana carolina f
Miami, FL1,176 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2017 • Friends
We didn't go inside, but even to just see from the outside it's worth it. The street is also a historical place worth a stroll.
Written 30 July 2017
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Musee Des Ursulines is open:
  • Wed - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM