Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines

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Science, art, culture and heritage meet in Musée minéralogique et minier of Thetford Mines. Open year round, this center offers to discover the history and geology of the Appalachians mountains, to explore the gallery Atoms and crystals gathering minerals from around the world, to participate in cultural or scientific events, to visit temporary exhibitions on inviting themes... Discover mineralogy initiation activities, animation and a gift shop with remarkable stones, jewelry, books, games, decorations ... In summer, the heritage mining tour reveals the discovery of the " cotton stone ". Explore the site of the first mines in Quebec, discover a mining ground by bus with breathtaking views, enjoy a spectacular stop to gather minerals characteristic of the region. Amazing!

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From July to September : 10 am - 5 pm, 7 days / week
From September to June : Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

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Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines

Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines

711, boulevard Frontenac Ouest
Thetford Mines
Quebec, Canada, G6G 7Y8


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RIMCA - Regroupement des institutions muséales de la Chaudière-Appalaches

Prizes and distinctions

  • Grand Prix Régional - 2004
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2009
  • Grand Prix National ARGENT - 2009