Musee Marguerite-Bourgeoys, Montreal

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Opened on May 24, 1998, the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum is located on the shores of the Saint Lawrence River in the historic centre of Old Montreal. Exhibits focus on Marguerite Bourgeoys, Montreal's first teacher and founder of the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, who lived during the 17th century. Displays highlight her accomplishments that recall the great courage of the early colonists who built Montreal.
In addition, visitors can tour the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, to which the museum is connected. This tri-centenary chapel of pilgrimage is Montreal’s first and oldest chapel of pilgrimage.
Both the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum and Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel open a window onto Montreal's heritage and religious art, witness to the faith of its ancestors.
They also present the life and work of Marguerite Bourgeoys, Montreal’s first teacher and founder of the chapel, in the hope of keeping the charism of this woman alive.
Finally, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel is a place of prayer, worship and pilgrimage.
The objective of the Museum is to conserve, document and showcase sacred objects, works of art and other physical witnesses to the religious, social, cultural and educational history of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel as well as objects connected to the life and work of Marguerite Bourgeoys.
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  • We did not visit the museum itself, just the tower. Because of its proximity, you get a very good look at St. Lawrence River, the Old Port, the clock tower, the round dome of Marche Bonsecours, etc.....  more »
  • There were exhibits on the life of Marguerite Bourgeoys and little miniature scenes of her whole life. Next, a tour guide took me down into the archaelogical site below the chapel. Recently, they...  more »
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  • Something different and quiet away from the bustle of the street. Not what you expect from a museum in a church. There is no religious theme, nor icons, just a glimpse at the amazing life and times of a lady setting out to make a difference for others in this new land. The view and tranquility from the belfry is worth every penny. The crypt and discovered artifacts fascinating. The dolls house, incredible.
  • Great museum! One of my favourites in Old Montreal. You can climb all the way up to get a great view AND can also see guided tours of an archeological dig below the building. It is also very fairly priced!

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