Museum and Interpretation center

Magasin général O'Brien

Thetford Mines • Région de Thetford
Magasin Général O'Brien
Magasin Général O'Brien
Magasin Général O'Brien
Magasin Général O'Brien
Magasin Général O'Brien
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Magasin général O'Brien

Contact details

4233, street Du Lac Noir
Thetford Mines Québec, G6H 1T4
List of itineraries

418 423-4499


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In a few words

Located on the oldest street in the Black Lake sector, rue du Lac-Noir (formerly Notre-Dame), the O'Brien general store opened in 1909. Since then, both inside and outside of the heritage building, nothing has changed, as if time had stood still.

It was in 1909 that John O'Brien acquired a building on Notre-Dame Street in Black Lake to establish a general store. The business remained in operation until the early 2000s, when the Société du patrimoine de Thetford Mines acquired it.

After some restoration work to give it back its former cachet, a new mission has been devolved to it and it now becomes a place of conservation of objects from the past and a site for interpreting the socio-economic history of the region. Visitors will marvel at the store's authentic cachet and period merchandise, as well as its historical and themed displays.

Visit duration : 1.00 h

Schedule and prices


Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from St-Jean-Baptiste to Labor Day.

Other times, by reservation.


Adults: $ 7.50
6 years old and under: Free

On reservation for groups