Its history

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At the Citadelle since 1950

The Royal 22e Régiment is the only French-language infantry regiment in the Canadian Forces Regular Force. For more than 60 years The Musée Royal 22e Régiment has been the guardian of its memory and that of the Citadelle of Québec. It was founded by members of the regiment in 1950 and has been an official Canadian Forces museum since 1974.

It is a self-funded institution offering and managing tours of the Citadelle, educational activities, and cultural outreach.

Collections and Archives

The Museum houses one of Canada's largest military collections, which stretches across 300 years of history from the French colonial period to the present day. Its myriad objects and archival documents bear witness to military life at the Citadelle of Québec and the province's francophone military legacy, particularly that of the Royal 22e Régiment from yesterday to the today. For all the details, see the "Collections" and "Archives and Documentation Centre" sections of this website.

The Museum's objectives 

The Museum's purpose is to foster people's pride in Québec city's military heritage.

Through its collections, archives, guided tours, educational activities, publications, loans, and provincial and national partnerships, it seeks to make the history of the Citadelle and the members of the Royal 22e Régiment better known to the people of Québec City and visitors from around the world.

A New and Modern Museum

The Musée Royal 22e Régiment was completely updated for the centenary of the Royal 22e Régiment and moved to the East Casemate, a historical building at the entrance to the Citadelle of Québec. 

It now has four times the exhibition space and outlines the story of the city, the Citadelle, and the Royal 22e Régiment in a permanent exhibition entitled "Je me souviens". Spaces include the permanent Honour and Memory Medals Gallery, a temporary exhibition, an education room and a multipurpose room.

The new Museum make it possible for visitors to explore the collections on their own year-round and in bad weather and provides an opportunity to showcase some of the Citadelle's military heritage and architecture.