I read a lot about this before going and was a little disappointed, I expected more form the promise of the embroidery and the stained glass windows. It was very interesting though.
This was a fabulous, small museum. It is very impressive to see how these nuns made a school that taught girls more than the usual female education in those times. They learned chemistry, astronomy, etc! The items they used to teach these courses are very interesting. The girls also learned music, art and embroidery - such beautiful works are on... 更多
Not being Catholic, I don't know an awful lot about nuns. This museum taught me quite a bit about them and the interesting history of this particular group. I particularly liked seeing the history of the school and the various pictures of actual pupils from the past.
This is an educational and historic interpretive center. It shows and tells the story of the Ursuline nuns and the school they had for girls. Listen to the stories on the headsets. Nuns and students tell of their experiences. Known for their embroidery and needle work, the pieces on display are gorgeous. The chapel is so beautiful. There is also... 更多
we've been to many, many museums over our 76 years, and this is in the top 10%. there is so much to digest and appreciate. the convent school started in the 1600s. burned down twice, fully, in winter ... courage, patience, cooperation. 17th and 18th century needlework and embroidery ... skills impossible to believe occurred in these conditions ... ingenuity,... 更多
This hidden museum is a gem. It is not so much a museum as it is an interpretive centre as you do not see the original school. What is is a modern building with lots of information, photos and artifacts outlining the days of the Ursuline sisters (not many still around) and their education of girls in the early days.... 更多
A quiet and pleasant spot that gives a sense of the Ursuline Order in Canada. There is an interesting museum and you get a sense of the catholic church in Quebec over the course of a few hundred years.
This is a review of the permanent exhibition of the Musee des Ursulines de Quebec. The exhibition, which takes about an hour to peruse, explores the convent boarding school education provided to girls in the 19th and 20th centuries. It should be noted that for much of this period, the availability of an education for girls was rather limited. The... 更多
If you have been educated by nuns you will love this gem. A modern and very informmative and interesting museum . In the centre of town . It recreates the atmosphere of a convent school very well.