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2.5 Unstructured Learning Hours
The Château Ramezay has been presenting historical exhibitions and organizing cultural, scientific and museological activities for more than 115 years. Its mission is to preserve, highlight and provide access to a building, which is classified as an historical monument, and a collection mainly focused on the history of Montréal and Québec. To do so, it implements educational activities and hosts events closely connected with Montréal’s cultural life.
From 1997-2010, through a Montréal cultural development agreement between the City of Montréal and the Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications, the Château underwent an extensive interior and exterior restoration. In June 2000, its landscaping was redeveloped in order to create the Governor’s Garden. This garden is a typical example of an 18th century urban garden in New France. In addition to its garden, the Château Ramezay presents its collections through a variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions, which reveal the culture, heritage and daily life of Québec’s inhabitants over the centuries.
The guided tour will focus on the architecture of the Château Ramezay. The basis of it will be the regular touristic guided tour about the history of Montréal from the 17 to the 20th Century. The tour will take you through the Governor’s Garden and Chateau Ramezay’s temporary and permanent exhibitions.