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A must for art-lovers, kids and history addicts! Be amazed by this art and history museum about the work of the Ursulines of Québec, who established the first school for girls in New France and are reknown for their wonderful embroidery works. The...more
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
12 Donnaconna St., Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3Y7, Canada
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The convent played a crucial part in Quebec's history - a small but interesting museum where you can learn about the growth of the convent over time from its humblest beginnings and its place as a convent school.
Beautiful church and interesting information about a cloistered community. It was interesting to see how the nuns lived and were seperated during services. A worthwhile stop during a walking tour of the upper city.
We visited the des Ursulines de Quebec on our walking tour of the City. Im sure a lot of people must just walk by as it is very plain outside and not right on the street. Inside it is magnificent, the altar is amazing and...More
The Museum is part of the Ursulines Academy and interprets the story of the original Ursuline nuns who came to Quebec in the 1600's and were known for their superb lace and embroidery work that were taken to the level of high art! The various...More
Stayed in the monastery in the'original, and also contempary rooms.Loved the original ones with thick walls, comfy beds no tv'sor phones. Did have wi fi.Shared bathrooms were across the hall, clean and spacious, not really shared but more communal. Breakfast provided in restaurant, with 'silence'while...More
The special exhibit is on embroidery. The examples are truly astonishing. They also explain how it is done. What I really liked was seeing the templates and the finished product. The main museum details life in the boarding school. This was fascinating to see in...More
This museum provides much insight into the history of the Ursulines, the embroidery that the nuns did, the process of becoming a nun, and what it was like to be a girl attending the boarding school. We did a self guided visit and found all...More
To me this is a museum and tour (you pay a small amount for the tour and we went on the English guided tour) that you should put on your list of things to do in Old Quebec city. You dont have to be Catholic...More
In the mid-1600's Sister Marie recognized the importance of educating females. She was way ahead of her time and established the first school for girls in North America. This was a very interesting thought provoking museum visit