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Musee des Anciens Canadiens

332 Avenue de Gaspe Ouest, Saint Jean Port Joli, Quebec G0R 3G0, Canada
+1 418-598-3392
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Beautiful Carvings

This museum is well worth the stop. It has some of the best examples of Quebec wood carving that I... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2016
trainfan2000
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Hamilton, Canada
Fabulous Wood Sculptures

I just never realized. This museum starts your tour with film of an artist sculpting in wood. The... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
fitza44
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fernandina Beach, Florida, USA
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The most prestigious museum of woodcarvings in north America.Choosen by the public as the most beautiful attraction in the area Chaudieres-Appalaches in 2012 and by a jury was choosen for the samething in 2006,Center of interpretation on the woodcarving.More than 275 pieces of collection. Pieces lifesize:René Lévesque,P.E.Trudeau,Harry Potter,Félix Leclerc,Jean Beliveau, The Beattles and La Joconde (Mona Lisa),etc.and 20 reproductions of Norman Rockwell in woodcarving.
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332 Avenue de Gaspe Ouest, Saint Jean Port Joli, Quebec G0R 3G0, Canada
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

This museum is well worth the stop. It has some of the best examples of Quebec wood carving that I have seen. There is a video introduction that is useful. Wood carving is an old Quebec tradition and this museum shows this art very well....More

Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I just never realized. This museum starts your tour with film of an artist sculpting in wood. The finished piece sits beside the screen so you can compare his technique/progress with the outcome. It's really interesting. From there is a self-guided tour with a tour...More

Thank fitza44
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had the most wonderful afternoon exploring the Musee de Anciens Canadiens in August! The sculpture museum was filled with beautiful carvings, sculptures and creations that took our breath away! We had the honor of talking with and watching one of the sculptors at work....More

Thank JanePhiladelphia_11
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This was such a treat, as both my wife and I are amateur carvers. The works on display here are truly magnificent! Well worth the price of admission! The ladies in the boutique were very pleasant, and really made an effort for us non French...More

Thank Hammer132014
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We really wanted to get going on our long drive that day but decided to give this museum a look and we are glad we did. Very amazing what can be done with wood. It takes at least 40 minutes to see all the displays....More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Lots of interesting wood sculptures and other art. Some nice ceramic stuff too, one piece of which we actually bought.

Thank Mark_and_Lynda_T
Reviewed 14 June 2014

The Museum was so well done and the store boasts the works of many area artists! From carvings, to jewellery, small gifts! Beautifully displayed and the people working that day were so friendly! It was a lovely stop, plus a cafe! Bought some beautifully crafted...More

Thank MASH16
Reviewed 16 April 2014

After the packed Old town of Quebec, it is nice to get out to see the real Quebec. The Musee des Anciens Canadiens in St Jean Port Joli on the south shore showcases Quebec's ancient woodcarving tradition. basically a store with a museum of REALLY...More

Thank Jay D
Reviewed 14 August 2013

The museum offers a glimpse into the history of woodcarving in Quebec. Take the time to observe and talk with the on-site wood carver. Entrance to only the gift shop is free.

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