Arts and cultures

Musée des cultures du monde

- Arts and cultures


Unique in America, the Museum of World Cultures invites you to explore the fascinating world of religious history and rites. A surprising journey to the heart of the religious beliefs and practices of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity.

Travel the world and discover the diversity that makes human nature so rich by exploring the similarities and differences between the five great world religions. Visit original, varied and entertaining temporary and permanent exhibitions and enjoy a totally colorful and unexpected experience.


The Museum of World Cultures is a research and exhibition institution dedicated to the preservation, study and dissemination of the multi-religious heritage of Canada and Quebec. Its mission is to make its collections on the world's great religious traditions accessible to the general public and to specialized researchers.


The idea of a museum, located in Nicolet because of the city's educational vocation, where the history of Quebec is intertwined with that of the world through religious traditions, was born in September 1981. A year later, the museum corporation was created and the first photographic exhibition on the religious treasures of the region was held. A report on the implementation of the project was submitted by the committee in November 1983.

In 1986, the exhibition Symbols in Four Times, grouping together four major religious traditions, was presented in a temporary location in downtown Nicolet; seven other exhibitions were to be presented at this location. In 1988, the project received federal and provincial grants for the construction of a new building. In addition, the City of Nicolet provided extensive fundraising and operational support.


During the summer months, the Museum's guide-animators are happy to take you on a tour of the various exhibitions. Would you like a more complete experience? At any time, you can reserve for a group of 10 or more people and receive a discount on your admission. A guide will show you the exhibitions and lead original, dynamic workshops adapted to your group. (Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, guided tours are cancelled indefinitely. Thank you for your understanding).


You will also be enchanted by the talent of local artists and artisans. The works and creations of the artisans of the Manu Factum Gallery-Boutique are now available for sale in the Museum of World Cultures boutique. 


The Museum of World Cultures collections contain over 120,000 objects, including the largest collection of religious images in Canada. The collections are made up of objects from the five major world religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity, from around the globe. Religious objects are displayed alongside works of art and everyday objects with special significance. The collections of the Museum of World Cultures are in constant evolution, it is up to you to discover them!


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    Musée des Cultures du monde
    900, Boulevard Louis-Fréchette
    Nicolet, Québec, J3T 1V5

    Phone: 819 293-6148
    Fax: 819 293-4161

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