Passion! This is the word that best describes our team. Working to make your visit an unforgettable experience, they place the visitor at the heart of their concerns.


About the Museum

Our History…

It is thanks to the tenacity, hard work and dedication of Juliette Gauthier-Barette that the Acadian Historical Museum was inaugurated in 1960 to mark Bonaventure’s Bicentenary. First installed in a Robin Company building, in 1974 the Museum was then relocated in the community hall, a building which originally housed an academy for boys as well as the Caisse populaire. In 1977, it would be moved from Grand-Pré Street to its present location. Ten years later, in 1987, the Museum acquired the collection belonging to the Carleton Museum, closed since 1979, a museum which had also been founded by a woman – Mrs. Évelyne Allard-Landry. Finally, in 1990, following its restoration and recognition by the Ministry of Culture and Communications, the Museum adopted its present day vocation to officially become the Acadian Museum of Quebec.

Our Mission

The Acadian Museum of Quebec recounts the epic journey of an outstanding people. A place of history and ethnology, it showcases the rich cultural heritage of Acadians who chose Quebec as a ‘land of welcome’. Come discover our three exhibition halls, join us in interpretation activities, and browse our gift shops, boutiques and workshops featuring the craftsmanship of regional artists and artisans.

Just as important to the Museum is the role it plays as a cultural anchor in the region by organizing temporary exhibitions, conferences, film showings and live performances. In doing so, it highlights the richness of the Acadian contribution to the development of Quebec society.