The Brome County Museum is a hidden gem! The museum is located inside a cluster of heritage buildings, and traces the history of the region’s inhabitants over the past several centuries. Visit the Museum, Paul Holland Knowlton House, the Old Courthouse and the Children’s Museum and travel through our fascinating history.
The Children’s Museum is an amazing interactive experience. Children can explore life in the olden days firsthand, with a chance to play and learn in the Museum’s General Store, post office, garden, farm and kitchen!
Theatre Lac-Brome, an intimate venue right in the heart of Knowlton, presents an impressive summer season lineup.
Big events for big readers
Fans of crime fiction will be thrilled to discover local crime writer and international best selling author Louise Penny at Brome Lake Books Did you know that the village of Three Pines, found in the books of the famous author Louise Penny, actually represents Knowlton (Lac-Brome)? Live through her novels by visiting Brome Lake Books bookstore, the general store and several other businesses. In October, the Knowlton Literary Festival, celebrates some of North America’s finest contemporary English-language authors.
Craft and creativity
Lac-Brome inspires a significant number of artists and craftspeople. Visit art galleries and tour private studios every summer during the Tour des Arts event. The artist-in-residence program at Atelier Galerie Hors-Cadre is a unique opportunity to experience art in action and to see works by a range of artists in a stunning setting. Creativity meets ingenuity at L’atelier-boutique Boutiverre, where time-honored glass-blowing techniques are applied to turn old bottles into one-of-a-kind light fixtures.
Buildings with a past
New England Loyalists came north to the Eastern Townships, and their homes, barns and buildings reveal distinctive British and American influences. On the Townships Trail, Lac-Brome offers visitors a guided tour, The Knowlton Tour, that will take you back in history to the days of pioneers, entrepreneurs and railway barons.