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Les beaux dimanches au musée

This year we are offering the opportunity to have tea in the museum gardens, accompanied by some live background music. The price is $10 per person and it includes a drink of your choice (tea, coffee, lemonade) and a scone prepared by La femme à marier & cie served with butter and jam. Each Sunday, we will have 4 tables, accommodating a maximum of 4 people per table. Advance reservations are required as space is very limited.

Here is the schedule for the afternoon:

Your table will be ready for your arrival between 1:30pm and 2pm. You will be served and the concert will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Afterwards, a free guided tour of the museum is planned starting at 3:45 pm, you can reserve your spots for the tour here. Your tea reservation does not automatically include the museum tour, which must be booked separately. The tour is only offered in French. 

July 17th – A piano concert with Noël Samyn

July 31st – Violon and Cello with Cendrine and Valerie Despax

August 28th – Classic guitar with Émilie Bédard

To reserve your spot for the tea, please call 819-682-0291 on June 27 at 10am and leave a message with the following information: 

Your full name, the number of people in your group, the date you want to reserve for and your phone number. 


A museum employee will contact you within a week of the 27th to confirm your reservation. If you do not receive a call back, it means that you have not been successful in obtaining a table. Seating is extremely limited. 

Didn’t get a table for tea? Don’t worry, you can always bring your own chairs to come and enjoy the concert for free. Once all of our tables have been served, we will be able to offer our take-out menu while supplies last.


Heritage Garden – Summer camp

Heritage Garden Summer Camp

The Symmes Inn Museum is pleased to offer a day camp this summer on July 7th and 21st as well as August 4th and 18th from 1 to 4 pm. We will welcome children age 8 to 12 years old. The cost is $5 per kid, per day. Places are limited,  you can book your spot here. The activities will be in French.

Each day has a different theme related to heritage gardening. Through a variety of outdoor activities, creating fun crafts and gardening, your children will learn more about different ancestral gardening techniques and about how their ancestors lived back in the 1800s. 


July 7: Preparing a vegetable garden

July 21: Taking care of your vegetable garden

August 4: Vegetable gardens through the ages

August 18: Harvesting and preserving


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Symmes Inn Museum

1 Front Street, Gatineau (Aylmer)

Parents are welcomed to stay on site with their child. 

Activities will be conducted in French. More details will be emailed out to participants a couple days before the camp.

For more information: or 819-682-0291


Le Café des beaux dimanches

Come and relax in the gardens of the Inn and sip a good beverage. The Café des beaux dimanches is open these following dates, provided the weather is good: June 19, July 3 and August 14. The café is open from noon to 3:30 pm.

Here is the café’s menu for our take-out service:

We only take cash. Thanks for understanding.


Please note that the café will also be open on July 17th, 31st and August 28th as part of our Les beaux dimanches au musée concert series. On these three Sundays, it is possible to reserve a table at the café for a few hours and enjoy the concert while sipping on your favorite drink and enjoying a scone prepared by La femme à marier & cie. For more information and to find out how to reserve your spot click here.

Following serving these tables, the café will be able to serve other visitors on a take-out basis during the concerts on July 17th and 31st and August 28.

By Forests and Rivers, Men of Courage

By Forests and Rivers, Men of Courage”  is the title of our new temporary exhibition. It is a tribute to lumberjacks, log drivers and raftsmen who, by their temerity and courage, contributed to the growth of the forest industry in the Outaouais.

Inaugurated June 9th, 2019