Photo: Judith Douville
© Musée de la mémoire vivante 2008
End's may to June 24 : Every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 24 to Labour Day : Every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Labour Day to Thanksgiving (Canada) : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rest of the year : Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1 and 2.
Adults : $7
Seniors : $6
Students : $6
Children ages 7 to 16 : $4
Under age 6 : Free
Family (2 adults and 2 children) : $18
Family (1 adult and 1 child) : $9
Family (1 adult and 2 children) : $12
Family (2 adults and 1 child) : $15
Additional child : $3
- Group rates
- Packages available
To discover, see and do...
At the very site where the events of the novels Les anciens Canadiens and Mémoires by Philippe Aubert de Gaspé took place, the Corporation Philippe-Aubert-de-Gaspé rebuilt the seigniorial manor in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli and created the Musée de la mémoire vivante (Museum of Living Memories).
The museum is dedicated to the intangible heritage formed of life stories and other accounts. Its thematic exhibitions introduce visitors to others’ stories and are invited to record their own. Inspired by the author’s work collecting his contemporaries’ life stories, the museum’s goal is to record, safeguard and share the different stories gathered, all from an ethnological perspective.
Activities or attractions nearby
La Roche à Veillon summer theatre
Musée L'Épopée de la moto
Musée des Anciens Canadiens
Parc des Trois Bérêts
Fête des Chants Marins
Fête Les Violons d'automne
Biennale de sculpture
Musée maritime du Québec
Seigneurie des Aulnaies
Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site of Canada
Musée de l'accordéon
Exhibitions: French, English
Guided tours: French, English
- Sales counter
- Picnic area
- Customized activities (specific groups)
- Hours adapted to groups
- Room (space) rental
- Parking (buses)
- Packages available
Self-guided tours: 100 people
Guided tours: 100 people
Number of exhibitions: 4
Number of sites to visit: 1 manor, 1 root cellar, 1 bakehouse built around 1764, 1 promontory with access to a footpath, 1 memories garden, 1 rain garden