The Albert Gilles Museum
Once you’ve arrived at the museum and boutique, a member of staff will greet you and you will be free to explore the Albert Gilles Museum on your own. From copper ore to copper art, see what it is like deep in the depths of a copper mine, discover copper bearing rocks and admire the museum’s displays of artwork made entirely of copper which the family have collected from around the world. Don’t forget to look for the hand wrought silver copper panels that depict the life story of Jesus Christ, created over a period of 50 years by master craftsmen Albert Gilles.
After you’ve explored the museum, watch as skilled members of the Gilles family practice their art, guests are even welcome to try copper embossing for a small fee. Those who wish to try out the art form will be given an introductory lesson and will then be supplied with thin sheets of copper, embossing tools and patterns. Create your own masterpiece and take it home to remember your time at the Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum and Boutique for years to come.
The Albert Gilles Boutique
Whether you’re looking for a souvenir for a loved one or something for your home, the Gilles family have been making copper creations for 85 years. Discover religious creations inspired by the many churches Albert Gilles decorated in North America, maple leafs and flower lily plates in memory of Quebec, horse-themed pieces, collector’s items, small plates and serving trays, clocks, desk accessories, jewellery, pictures and more!