Click on the links to each museum below, and you'll see pages packed with useful information: museum descriptions, addresses and opening hours, annual exhibitions, walking routes that link neighbouring museums, along with photos to help you find your way.
Nunavik - At Your Fingertips! Avataq Cultural Institute works to promote and protect the living language and culture of Nunavik Inuit.
In over 25 years of existence, Avataq has amassed significant collections including works of art by renowned Inuit artists; ethnographic objects; archaeological artefacts; and important documentary, photographic and audiovisual archives.
Avataq's website offers a sampling of the impressive holdings in safekeeping for Nunavik.
The Grande Bibliothèque and the Montréal Archives Centre, major cultural beacons of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, present a variety of exhibitions.
The Biosphère features exhibitions and activities which are entertaining and educational to better understand major environmental issues related to water, air, climate change, the sustainable development and responsible consumption.
The Canadian Centre for Architecture is an international research centre and museum founded on the conviction that architecture is a public concern.
The Centre showcases exhibitions from various disciplines such as the humanities, arts and science. It features the University's collections and promotes the interrelation between disciplines through exhibits and activities that capture the imagination and incite reflection.
All of the city's history comes together in one place. At the Centre d'histoire de Montréal, you'll find the keys for discovering Montreal's multiple identities. Three floors of permanent and temporary exhibits offer a rich experience of the eventful and sometimes turbulent adventures of Canada's first metropolis.
Built between 1915 and 1918, the Château Dufresne was a mansion built in the beaux-arts style owned by the Dufresne brothers, important members of Montreal's bourgeoisie. Today, the Château Dufresne hosts a museum dedicated to the history of Montreal's East end, the Château Dufresne Museum.
Montreal’s portal to its past, the Château Ramezay, built in the 18th century as a prestigious residence, was the first building in Québec to be classified an historic monument. Chosen by UNESCO as one of the 1001 historic sites you must see before you die, the Château Ramezay invites you to relive more than 500 years of history through its numerous exhibits, its multimedia portrayals of historical figures (in six languages) and its French colonial style garden.
The Cinémathèque québécoise is Montréal's museum of motion pictures! Strategically located at the heart of Montréal's Quartier Latin, the institution offers rich and varied screening and exhibition programs as well as several rental spaces that can be adapted for events of all kinds.
The old village of Sault-au-Récollet has a fascinating heritage. Discover 280 years of industrial and social history by visiting the Mills Site, the Miller's House and the Cider Mill House.
Inaugurated in the Fall of 2007, DHC/ART presents some of the most compelling art from around the world. Accessible and welcoming, the Foundation is an important addition to Montreal's cultural life and a premiere venue for contemporary art.
Download DHC/ART's new iPhone application! This application is one of the only ‘apps’ created by a contemporary art institution in Montreal.
The Dorval Museum is located in an old coach house featuring the original 19th century stables, built in 1873 by Alfred Brown, chairman of the Grand Trunk Railway and director of the Bank of Montreal. Its mission is to preserve Dorval's heritage and highlight important events in Dorval's history.
The Écomusée du fier monde invites you to travel back to the time of the Industrial Revolution! As a history and a community museum, we encourage you to explore the history of labour and reflect on the social issues in the area. The Écomusée is situated in the former Généreux public bath, a magnificent example of 1920s architecture.
The Prison-des-Patriotes, located in the basement of the Au Pied-du-Courant building, presents an exhibition on the 1837-1838 rebellions in Lower Canada, the background to the Patriote movement and the impact of these events on political life in Québec and Canada.
Located at the foot of Lachine rapids, Maison Nivard-De Saint-Dizier, musée et site archéologique is an outstanding example of rural architecture in the early days of the French regime. The house, built in 1710, sits on the largest pre-historical archeological site ever discovered on the island of Montréal, revealing Amerindian occupation that dates back over 5,000 years ago.
With its old-fashioned gardens, this 300-year-old house is one of the finest examples of the traditional architecture of New France. Maison Saint-Gabriel portrays the various aspects of rural life in the 17th century and the extraordinary adventure of the King's Wards.
This 300-year-old chapel and its captivating history museum will amaze you! As you move through the exhibition rooms, including the magnificent crypt and the tower with a spectacular view of Old Montreal, you will find yourself covering more than 2000 years of history. Of special interest: the tomb of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, the tower lookout and the archaeological site.
Situated in downtown Montréal, the McCord Museum is one of Canada’s most important history museum. Visitors can discover Montreal’s past and present: its people, artisans and communities. The museum presents stimulating exhibitions that incite reflection on our society and welcome both local and international visitors. The McCord Museum also offers educational and cultural activities, as well as innovating Internet projects. The permanent exhibition, Montreal-Points of View, integrates new media and presents a contemporary approach to discovering a fascinating city.
The Biodôme is a unique museum of the environment. Live collections with more than 4,800 animals of 230 species and 750 plants species in four ecosystems from the Americas, each with a different climate… all under one roof!
The Botanical Garden is known as one of the world's finest, with some thirty thematic gardens, 10 exhibition greenhouses and a vast arboretum. Its gardens form a delightful oasis of peace at any time of year, right in the heart of Montréal.
The museum recalls the events which led to the Holocaust, the genocide of European Jews during the Second World War. The personal objects and the testimonies of survivors who found refuge in Montreal add to the historical documents to link history and memory.
The Montréal Insectarium offers you a fascinating world, buzzing with life. Beetles as bright as precious stones, giant stick insects, multicoloured butterflies and impressive spiders will thrill visitors young and old.
With the addition of the new Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art and the Bourgie Concert Hall, the unveiling of a pavilion dedicated to the decorative arts and design and the reinstallation of all its collections of international art, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is Quebec's premier museum in regards to the size of its collection. Visitors can explore one of the largest encyclopedic collections in North America.
Located in the heart of the Old Port of Montréal, the Montréal Science Centre is a choice destination for families. Entirely devoted to science and technology, the centre is notable for the excellent quality of its exhibitions and the use of interactive devices in an innovative environment, both educational and entertaining. Let science surprise you with a visit of four permanent exhibition rooms and a featured temporary exhibition. Astonishing, fun and surprising, exhibitions at the Montréal Science Centre provide a way to explore, learn and understand different subjects about science and technology. Avoid the wait in line by purchasing your tickets online!
The biggest museum of contemporary art of Canada. Discover today's art produced by Quebec, Canadian and international living artists using current media. Restaurant with terrace, bookstore-café, boutique and sculpture garden.
On the banks of the St. Lawrence River, 10 km from downtown Montréal, contemporary art and history collide. The Musée de Lachine invites you to discover the history of the Maison LeBer-LeMoyne, to visit the contemporary art temporary exhibit, and to explore an extensive outdoor garden filled with contemporary sculptures.
The museum reveals the origins of Montreal and the Hotel Dieu through an exploration of the medical practices of the time and the mission of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint-Joseph whose nuns cared for the sick.
Located in a 19th century Neo-Gothic church, our permanent exhibition, From Masters' Hands, presents Québec material history through 400 handmade objects. A bilingual audioguide, done by the story teller Fred Pellerin, gives life to the exhibits.
The Museum of Costume and Textile of Quebec is an ethnological museum which shows, by its collection and exhibitions, cultural diversity of Quebec society. The MCTQ is the only museum in Quebec devoted entirely to fashion, costumes, textiles and fibres.
The Museum of the Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal is mainly dedicated to Christian art. Exhibits allow visitors to discover the religious and artistic heritage of Quebec and elsewhere, including through a large collection of nativity scenes from across the world.
Birthplace of Montréal and an authentic archaeological site, Pointe-à-Callière leads visitors through six centuries of history, from Indian days to the present. Opened in 1992, it combines treasures from the past with advanced technology to offer a fascinating experience.
Opened in 1882, the Redpath Museum is one of Canada's oldest museums with exhibits showcasing a large variety of biological and geological specimens as well as cultural artifacts from around the world.
The opening of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium is a milestone in the creation of Montréal Space for Life, the first space in the world dedicated to humankind and nature.
Apart from its spectacular and eco-friendly design, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium innovates with a totally original approach to astronomy. The cutting-edge equipment at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium guarantees a unique experience for visitors. Along with the astronomical information usually offered by this type of institution, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium creates a link between the sky and life here on Earth, not only through science but also through art and poetry. This original approach positions it as a leader on the international scene.
A house, a history, a way of life. This historic site presents the life and work of Sir George-Étienne Cartier (1814-1873), one of the main Fathers of Confederation. The Cartier's family home has been meticulously restored according to the tastes and customs of the Montreal bourgeoisie around 1860. This house is a window onto the intimacy of a period.
The Sisters of Saint Anne Historic Centre offers you access to the unique world of a convent dating from the 19th century. Its great hall will let you walk in the footsteps of the Blessed Marie-Anne Blondin, who devoted her life to education. Our exhibition will allow you to discover various aspects of the daily life and history of the Sisters of Saint Anne.
Located in a beautiful mansion on the shores of Lake St. Louis, Stewart Hall Art Gallery presents art exhibitions on different themes all year round. The Boutique offers a variety of handmade objects by Canadian artists
The Stewart Museum is located inside the British fortified depot of Saint Helen’s Island. Cited in the Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec since September 2007.
Ivory, faience, brocade, velvet, silver, paper, parchment and other materials, hand craftedby masters and artisans... Materials that are testimony to our past. The Stewart Museum has meticulously built its collection on a timeline where political events, scientific experiments and cultural life span a period of five centuries...
Meticulously conserved, the Stewart Museum collections are worth focusing on.
Where the adventure begins. Discover one of the most important periods in the history of Canada: the fur trade. Live the adventure of the Amerindian trappers, the French Canadian voyageurs and the European merchants of the fur trade era.