Quebec’s Door Museum

Last summer, inspired by Thursday Doors master Norm 2.0’s post, we decided to drive the King’s Road (route 138) to Quebec City en route to Charlevoix rather than the much much faster autoroutes 40 or 20.

I insisted we start right from the beginning of the King’s Road. This meant creeping along rue Sherbrooke through the city and past some rather desolate areas in the east end of Montreal where the oil refineries used to be. It took us an hour and a half to get off the island.

The Moulin de La Chevrotière was most definitely one of the loveliest sights on the King’s Road (which is full of many lovely sights).

Built in 1802, the magnificent grain mill was renovated in the late 1970s.

Inside there was a marvelous textile art exhibition and…a door museum.

door museum at Moulin de La Chevrotiére, QC

This deconstructed door labels all the parts. In French, of course.

door museum at Moulin de La Chevrotiére, QC

Sixteen panes of glass in this door that was made locally and dates from the second half of the 19th century. I like the fancy trim framing the panels on the lower half and also the round bar with a lip at the bottom which the label called a “jet d’eau”. I might put one on my front door to keep rain soaking into bottom of the door.

door museum at Moulin de La Chevrotiére, QC

door museum, Moulin de La Chevrotière, The King's Way, QC

La porte cloutée – nailed door – is one of the oldest techniques for making a door with the nails creating a design in themselves.

nailed door, door museum, Moulin de La Chevrotière, The King's Way, QC

Loved the door knobs…

door museum at Moulin de La Chevrotière, QC

…and the mustache hinges…

moustache hinge, door museum at Moulin de La Chevrotière, QC

…and even a double mustache hinge!

double mustache hinge, door museum, Moulin de La Chevrotière, The King's Way, QC

This latch reminded me of the cottage where I was brought up in England! door museum at Moulin de La Chevrotière, QC

Some yummy door handles…

door museum at Moulin de La Chevrotière, QC

The Moulin de La Chevrotière is in Deschambault-Grondines, QC. We stayed at the wonderful Auberge Chemin du Roy right nearby in Deschambault, QC. What a breakfast!

Auberge Chemin du Roy, Deschambault, QC

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9 thoughts on “Quebec’s Door Museum

    • The art exhibition there will be different this year but it was really terrific last year. I hope the door museum is permanent. I took lots of notes but would like to go back. We missed a lot of the places you managed to get to on the 138 (they were closed) so have to return anyway. I can’t believe I’d never heard about the King’s Road until your post so very grateful to discover it. Well worth the drive. Thanks.

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