Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
So you think museums are boring? Well, think again! Today’s museums are a far cry from yesteryear and they offer all kinds of exhibitions, activities and events. Here are nine regional museums that will hold your interest. And no, we’re not kidding!
Close to 850 paintings, created by 280 artists from 53 countries, are on display at Magog’s international gallery of naive art. If you love this particular genre or are simply curious about the artists’ unsophisticated, colourful way of depicting the world, you’re sure to find it absolutely fascinating. Definitely worth a look!
The museum dedicated to the famed inventor houses more than 3,000 artefacts tracing the evolution of his inventions, which coincidentally, have made a significant contribution to the history of manufacturing in Quebec.
The addition of a « Fab Lab » - a workshop where you can create your own (digital) inventions - makes a visit here even more intriguing!
Situated at the Les Cèdres Golf Club, the Quebec Golf Museum traces the history of the sport through highlighting key events, showing changing fashions and explaining the very first rules and regulations.
As you might expect, Sherbrooke’s Fine Arts Museum hosts photography shows and art exhibitions, but is also organizes entertainment for kids, runs contests and draws and a tourism event to promote photography in the region. This Museum is a cultural mecca – accessible to everyone.
Three exhibition halls, one multimedia room with a giant screen and various activities are offered at this “museum” of the heavens. The building is surrounded by a magnificent park, an equally magnificent mountain and a sky sparkling with stars!
This art museum has a soft spot for historical themes. Case in point? A new exhibit opening May 20 explores the roots of Quebec folk art. Throughout the year, it plays host to many special events to enrich your visit, including tea and pastry service on the veranda all summer long. Next time you’re in the beautiful Coaticook Valley, spend an hour or two at this charming spot. You won’t regret it!
Learn about the history of chocolate and see a multitude of features related to chocolate.
A real experimental laboratory, this museum is known for its out of the ordinary exhibitions, interactive exhibits and special events…. Truly an extraordinary place!
If you happen to be in the Sherbrooke area and if your children love all kinds of little creatures, stop by the Maison de l’eau and go to the Vivant en bibitte! (“Living Bugs”) exhibition. The turtles, frogs, grass snakes and fish will have the kids yelling with delight!
This museum houses an impressive collection of firearms, coins, bronze sculptures and stamps, ranging from the 19th century to the present day. The exhibits are a veritable record of notable events in Canada’s history.