The Écomusée du fier monde is a history museum that promotes grassroots involvement. You are invited to explore little known facets of Montréal culture. Discover the daily life of the working class and follow the inspiring journeys of grassroots groups. Visit the Écomusée exhibitions and the former Généreux public bath, a magnificent example of 1920s architecture. Cultural activities, publications and educational programs are all yours to discover!
Travel back in time to the Industrial Revolution
The permanent exhibition All the lifelong day! The triumphs and tragedies of a working-class neighbourhood tells the tale of the Centre-Sud. Objects and photographs retrace its history while the testimonies of residents and community workers evoke its memory and its evolution.
Immerse yourself in history
Discovering the site of the Écomusée is alone worth the visit. Since 1996, the Écomusée has been situated in the former Généreux public bath. The building, erected in 1927, long responded to the hygiene needs of numerous neighbourhood residents – those who occupied lodgings without bath and shower installations. It reflects an entire era and a part of the life of the Centre-Sud.
Create your event
The remarkable architecture of the Écomusée, with its vaulted ceiling, its belvedere and its former pool, offers countless layout possibilities. This art deco heritage building is an ideal and incomparable space for hosting events such as banquets, cocktails, receptions, conferences, etc.
Écomusée du fier monde
Founded in 1980, the Écomusée du fier monde is at once a museum of industrial history and a community museum. Accredited by the ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine, the Écomusée explores the history of labour and highlights the heritage of Montréal’s Centre-Sud. It develops a museum practice founded on popular education and encourages community participation in its activities. The Écomusée du fier monde is a museum that evokes the pride of neighbourhood residents and their capacity to take charge of their lives.
Écomusée du fier monde
2050 Amherst Street
Berri-UQAM Metro Station
Wednesday: 11 am to 8 pm
Thursday/Friday: 9:30 am to 4 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 10:30 am to 5 pm
Student/senior/child over 6: $6
Family (2 adults, 3 children): $16
Information: 514 528-8444 | ecomusee.qc.ca
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Information: Florentine Duchange | 514 528-8444 | communications [at] ecomusee.qc [dot] ca
Source: Écomusée du fier monde
- Press release Écomusée du fier monde: history and community museum
- Photo Façade of the Écomusée du fier monde. Écomusée du fier monde
- Photo Écomusée interior view. Écomusée du fier monde