Ten museums to visit

Updated on Feb 15, 2023

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!

Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier (Valcourt)

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!

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Sherbrooke

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.

Musée d'histoire de Sherbrooke

The new permanent exhibition Sherbrooke’s Memories will take you back through the region’s last two centuries through the accounts of those who dreamt of, chose, lived in, and built the city.

Beaulne Museum (Coaticook)

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!

Maison Merry. Magog's Citizen Site of Memory

You must stop by the Maison Merry, open to the public since the summer of 2018! As you visit this citizens’ remembrance site, inside Magog’s oldest home, you’ll learn a lot about the history of the city and the region, the First Nations and the Americans who settled here, and still so much more.

Musée de la nature et des sciences de Sherbrooke

A real experimental laboratory, this museum is known for its out of the ordinary exhibitions, interactive exhibits and special events…. Truly an extraordinary place!


Musée international d’art Naïf (Magog)

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!

Bruck Museum (Cowansville)

The Bruck Museum offers three permanent exhibits as we can discover, among others, the works of artist-painter Alexander Y. Jackson, and temporary visual arts exhibits highlighting our region’s artists. The building housing the museum dates back to 1874, and is well worth the visit on its own.

The Colby-Curtis Museum (Stanstead)

Here you’ll find plenty of unique artefacts attesting to all the elite Anglo-Canadian community’s wealth inside this magnificent 19th century. You’ll also be able to enjoy tea time, and during the summer, the museum’s Victorian garden.

L’ASTROLab (Mont Megantic National Park)

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!

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