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About the Musée maritime du Québec

The Musée maritime du Québec (MMQ) is located along the St. Lawrence River, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. The Museum is the custodian of one of the richest maritime heritage collections of Quebec and Canada. The museum houses over 15,000 artefacts and old maps, books and documents.

In 1975, the Musée maritime du Québec was recognized by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications. Since 2019, the Museum also ranks among the accredited museum institutions (French only) of Quebec. This title provides visitors with a guarantee of institutional quality. It also indicates that international standards regarding museum practices and heritage activity planning, protection and promotion policies are respected.

Vibrant, welcoming and accessible, the Museum nurtures sustainable bonds with the public and its members and partners.

Visiting the museum is like…

Visiting the Musée maritime du Québec, it is like reliving the day-to-day lives of sailors. Enjoy learning about the events, places and challenges that have marked the maritime past of Quebec by exploring five exhibitions, three ship museums and one Riverfront Park. Make memorable discoveries and experience a rich program of cultural and educational activities offered using traditional and digital means

Aerial picture of the Musée maritime du Québec: Jean-Marie Fecteau