Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum, Winnipeg

4.6
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · History Museum
Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum is a museum in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada that is dedicated to Franco-Manitoban culture and history. It is located in the oldest building in Winnipeg, a former convent run by the Grey Sisters. Begun in 1846 and finished in 1851, the former nunnery has been an orphanage, a school, a seniors' home, and was the first incarnation of the St. Boniface Hospital. The museum contains many Franco-Manitoban and Métis artifacts.
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  • This is possibly the best museum on the Prairies for anyone interested in Métis history. The artifacts alone are enough to draw you in. Where else would you find a lock of Louis Riel’s hair? We spent....  more »
  • Wonderful small museum about the beginnings of Manitoba, Riel and the Grey Nuns. Lots of displays, well organized and not overwhelming. At certain hours you can get tea and other light refreshments...  more »
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  • Admission was only $7 and it's a great old building to tour. If you take your time and read all the historical placards you'll learn gads and gads about the history of the Metis in Canada, much of it not casting a favourable light on the Canadian government. I loved learning about the Grey Nuns as well, those women were a force to be reckoned with.
  • This was a very nice museum that provided a good history of the Convent beginnings and the pioneers who founded it. We really enjoyed the section on Louis Riel. Parking is somewhat difficult to find since the museum itself does not have any that we could see (we parked on a side street), but that was my only real issue.
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