School Groups

The Musée POP offers teaching activities adapted for the various levels based on the programme on the Ministère de l'Éducation. 

For any questions, informations or to make a reservation, please contact us at (819) 372-0406

Minor sentence

Grades 3 to 6, Elementary School

Come and discover the secrets of the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières.  Experience life as a prisoner in the 60’s and 70’s with an ex-inmate as your guide. Enter into the inmate’s daily life and familiarise yourself with his uniform, his meals and his hobbies.  Discover the true meaning of freedom and imprisonment by exploring the poetry of the incarcerated, play the role of warden or prisoner, try on the restraining vest and much, much more…

Graffiti workshop

Grades 3 to 6, Elementary School

Come and discover the vitality and audacity of graffiti and the consequences of its practice. In a workshop setting, create your own graffiti art using techniques inspired by graffiti artists.

In the Big House

Secondary and Collegial

A new immersive and interactive visit of the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières where new technologies allow us to meet the characters who lived there.  

Goals: Discover the history of the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières and life in jail in this 19th century prison, closed in 1986 for insalubrity.

Avaiting a verdict

Activity - Secondary

At the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières, become a member of the jury in the case of a man accused of murder in the 1920’s. Based on a crime that was committed in Trois-Rivières at the beginning of the 20th century, you will be called upon to deliberate and reach a verdict in the Lamontagne trial.   

To help you reach a fair and impartial verdict, you and the other members of the jury will be able to look at crime scene photos, handle objects that were entered as evidence by the Crown and watch a short film of the accused and the main witnesses who testified during this case. The court clerk will then ask for your unanimous decision: guilty or not guilty? If you decide upon a guilty verdict, the accused will be hanged! This experience will test your ethics and and your sense of fairness. 

Unusual spots in Trois-Rivières

A school package offered in partnership with BORÉALIS.

This activity is not for the faint of heart! There are a number of mysterious places in Trois-Rivières which make for a full day of incredible adventures. At the Old Prison, you’ll step back in time to the 1960s and 1970s and discover the ins and outs of forensic police work. Then, armed with an ultraviolet flashlight, you’ll explore the mysterious underground vaults at BORÉALIS and discover the secret recipe for papermaking. Are you game?


Level: Elementary (cycles 2 and 3)

Cost  $18,50/student (taxes included)

Duration  5 hrs. 15 min. (including lunch break)

Activities at BORÉALIS:   “From Nature to Writing”  “The Vault Adventurers”
Activities at the Museum:   “Minor Sentence”  “At the Scene of the Crime”


Information and reservations
Marie-Pier Côté
Phone: 819-372-4614, ext. 5101
Fax: 819-374-1900