Arts and cultures

Musée des cultures du monde

- Arts and cultures


Travel the world and discover the diversity that makes the richness of human nature by exploring the similarities and differences surrounded by the globe.

Visit original, varied and entertaining temporary and permanent exhibitions and live a totally colorful and unexpected experience.

A must, the Museum of World Cultures will surpass your beliefs!

The Museum of World Cultures is a research and mediation institution managed by an independent board of directors. It is dedicated to the conservation, study and dissemination of tangible and intangible heritage, Quebec and worldwide, of social groups and communities of Quebec, past or present.

Its mandate: "To share the culture of various social groups and communities of Quebec, past or present, through the foundations of their traditions, their beliefs and their issues in order to foster better understanding and develop greater tolerance. unlike". Located in Centre-du-Québec, the Museum of World Cultures also plays the role of regional cultural broadcaster.

The idea of ​​a museum, installed in Nicolet because of the educational vocation of the city where the history of Quebec mixes with that of the world through religious traditions, was born in September 1981. Later, the creation of the corporation of the Museum and a first photographic exhibition on the religious treasures of the region. An implementation report was tabled by the responsible committee in November 1983. From 1986, the exhibition Symbols in four times, bringing together four major religious traditions, was presented in a temporary room, located in downtown Nicolet; seven other exhibitions will be on view at this location. In 1988, the project received federal and provincial grants for the construction of a new building. Added to this is extensive fundraising and support for the operation of the City of Nicolet.

During the summer period, the Museum guides are happy to show you around the various exhibitions. Want a more complete experience? At any time, you can book in groups of 10 or more and enjoy a discount on your admission. A guide will introduce you to the exhibitions and lead original, dynamic workshops adapted to your group.

Let yourself also be seduced by the talent of local artists and craftsmen. The works and creations of the artisans of the Galerie-Boutique Manu Factum are now on sale in the boutique of the Museum of World Cultures.

The collections of the Musée des cultures du monde contain more than 120,000 objects, including one of the largest collections of pious images in Canada. The collections are made up of objects from the five largest religions in the world, namely Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity, from all over the planet. Religious objects rub shoulders with works of art as well as everyday objects with a particular meaning. The collections of the Museum of World Cultures are constantly changing, it's up to you to discover them!

Visit the collection online here:

ONLINE STORE The Museum offers you its shop available on site, online! Discover different religious themed objects such as singing bowls, rosaries, books, and more.
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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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