Musee des Augustines de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, Quebec City

Musee des Augustines de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, Quebec City

The Monastère des Augustines Museum is located in a renovated 17th-century building that perfectly blends historical Québec gray stone with bright contemporary glass and steel features. The Augustinian Sisters first arrived in Québec in 1639. Practicing nurses, they opened hospitals to heal the sick and encourage First Nations peoples to convert to Christianity. Cloistered until the 20th century, these sisters' numbers have dwindled since their heyday—though several nuns still live on-site at the monastère. The museum shows select objects from the order's 40,000 artifacts, including a full historical nun's habit as well as centuries-old medical devices, to delve into their complex history in Québec. Hour-long guided tours take place at 2pm, from Tuesday to Sunday, and cost an extra $5.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am–5pm (Jan 6–Jun 19)

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Musee des Augustines de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec on Map

Sight Name: Musee des Augustines de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec
Sight Location: Quebec City, Canada (See walking tours in Quebec City)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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