The museum has chosen as its mission :

The Gaspé Museum's mission is to collect, interpret, study and share the cultural heritage of the Gaspésie region, which allows the population to discover, or rediscover, the diverse history of this territory. The museum enlivens its region through education and cultural animation, and has acquired a regional leadership role in museology through the sharing of expertise as well as collaboration with numerous territorial partners.


1962 : Founding of the Société historique de la Gaspésie

1963 : Creation of the Revue d’histoire de la Gaspésie (nowadays Magazine Gaspésie)

1977 : Opening of the Musée de la Gaspésie

1982 : Inauguration of the national historic site : the Monument à Jacques-Cartier, created by Pierre and Jean-Julien Bourgault-Legros

1990 : Approval of the Archives Center

2009 : Expansion of the Museum

2010 : Establishment of BAnQ Gaspé in the Museum

2012 : Inauguration of En mémoire d’Elle created by Renée Mao Clavet

2016 : Opening of the Gaspésienne no 20

2017 : Inauguration of the Jules-Bélanger room in the Archives Center

Recent honours and awards

Digital cultural award Technocentre TIC from Culture Gaspésie for the virtual reality film Gaspésienne no 20 (2017)

Gérard-Morisset Award from the governement of Quebec awarded to Jules Bélanger (2016)

Governor General’s History Awards for Excellence in Community Programming for the project Tout un héritage! (2015)

Regional Award, Grands prix du tourisme québécois for the Magazine Gaspésie (2014)

All the exhibitions of the
Museum of Gaspésie