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!

Musée international d’art Naïf (Magog)

Close to 850 paintings, created by 300 artists from 34 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!

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. Many interactive devices 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.

L’ASTROLab (Mont Megantic National Park)

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! Day or night, a visit will amaze you!

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!

Chocolate Museum in Bromont

Learn about the history of chocolate and see a multitude of features related to chocolate.

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!

Maison de l’eau (Sherbrooke)

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!

The Maison de l’eau is open year-round, but opening days and hours vary depending on the season.

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.



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