The museum was inaugurated June 17 1977 and is the second most frequently visited tourist attraction in the Côte-de-Gaspé MRC, after Forillon National Park.
The permanent exhibition features the region’s history and temporary exhibitions are held featuring the works of Gaspesian artists.
All the artifacts conserved by the museum testify to activities that, over the years, were the life-blood of the Gaspé Peninsula: fishing and shipping; carpentry; agriculture and hunting; domestic activities and household objects; religious artifacts and works of art.
Throughout the years, the collection has grown and today the museum has more than 5,000 artifacts that testify to the social history and culture of the Gaspé Peninsula.
--The museum boutique offers products that are representative of the Gaspé Peninsula’s identity and culture. Gaspesian artists are featured in the boutique.
June 1 to October 31: Open Monday to Sunday 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
November 1 to May 31: Open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays).
Seniors and : $5.00
Children 6 and under: FREE
Musée de la Gaspésie
80 Boul. de Gaspé