The permanent exhibition
Gaspésie... A grand journey!


The Musée de la Gaspésie presents Gaspésie... A grand journey! This permanent exhibition takes visitors on a stunning trip around the Gaspé. From west to east, from the sea to the mountains, from the past to the present, visitors explore the region and meet the men and women who shaped it. What a way to discover-or rediscover-the history of the vast, beautiful Gaspé peninsula!



Seasonal exhibition

The curse of the Carricks and other shipwreck tales
From June 23 to January 31, 2016

Since the seventeenth century, the Gaspé Peninsula has seen more than a hundred ships go down off its coasts. One of these, the Carricks, carrying Irish immigrants fleeing famine at home, sank off Cap-des-Rosiers in 1847, taking more than 130 passengers with her to a watery grave.

In telling the tale of the Carricks, this exhibition also reveals the tragic history of its Irish passengers, forced into exile. Visitors can learn more about the history of several different shipwrecks by watching a multi-media presentation; they can also see some unique artefacts freshly recovered from the bottom of the sea.


Seasonal exhibition
Nos glorieux Gaspésiens
November 13, 2015 to April 17th 2016



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A Museum Experience: Explore the St. Lawrence

This summer, the Société des musées québécois invites you to plot a course for the St. Lawrence River ... and the museums that celebrate it.

Ten museums next to the St. Lawrence offer activities for children and a way to spend some unforgettable moments on your own or with family or friends: interactive exhibitions, dives far beneath the waves (while remaining perfectly dry), boat excursions, a night in a submarine, whale skeletons, impressive fossils, a valley of shells, a chance to handle sea stars, landscape interpretation and more.

As the region's museum institution, the Musée de la Gaspésie is the perfect place to discover-or rediscover-the beautiful Gaspé peninsula.

The permanent exhibition entitled Gaspésie... A Grand journey! and the various seasonal exhibitions held at the museum revolve around the history, art, heritage and culture of the region's people.

The museum is also home to the Centre d'archives de la Gaspésie, regional archives that are open to the public for genealogical and other research.

In addition, the Musée also publishes Magazine Gaspésie, Québec's first historical magazine, which will charm you with its quality content and diverse subject matter.

Come discover the beautiful Gaspé peninsula! 

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A road you shouldn't miss...


Bouton route de la morue


Gathering seven touristic institutions, the historic route The Way of the Gaspé Cure allows travelers to discover the Gaspe by exploring the history of cod industry, the economic pillar of the first colonies of this region.  



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