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List of museums in Montreal

This is a list of museums in Montreal, in the province of Quebec, Canada. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

See also List of museums in Quebec for museums in the rest of the province.


  • List of museums 1
  • Defunct museums 2
  • Montreal Museums Day 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

List of museums

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Name Neighbourhood Borough/City Type Summary
Artothèque de Montréal La Petite-Patrie Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie Art website, contemporary art
Bank of Montreal Museum Old Montreal Ville-Marie Numismatic information, history of the Bank of Montreal, coins
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec Quartier Latin Ville-Marie Library Changing exhibits of history and art from its collections
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada Museum Quartier des spectacles Ville-Marie Military Regimental history and memorabilia
Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre Macdonald Campus Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Aviation Collection of aircraft and art about aviation
Canadian Centre for Architecture Shaughnessy Village Ville-Marie Architecture Changing exhibits of architecture, also 1874 period mansion rooms
Canadian Guild of Crafts Golden Square Mile Ville-Marie Art website, collection and shop of Canadian fine crafts, Inuit and First Nations crafts and sculpture
Centre d'exposition de l'Université de Montréal Côte-des-Neiges Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Art website, contemporary art gallery of the Université de Montréal
Centre d'histoire de Montréal Old Montreal Ville-Marie History City history
Centre Émilie-Gamelin Bordeaux-Cartierville Ahuntsic-Cartierville Religious website, information, located in Bordeaux-Cartierville, life of Roman Catholic nun Émilie Gamelin, and works and history of the Sisters of Providence religious community
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur Quartier Latin Ville-Marie Art information, art exhibits
Château Dufresne Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Historic house 1910s Beaux-Arts style mansion
Château Ramezay Old Montreal Ville-Marie History City history, 18th-century period life
Cinémathèque québécoise Quartier Latin Ville-Marie Media Film, television and photography exhibits
Cité historia, musée d'histoire du Sault-au-Récollet Sault-au-Récollet Ahuntsic-Cartierville Historic house website, information, 18th-century historic house and mill; located in Sault-au-Récollet
Darling Foundry Faubourg des Récollets Ville-Marie Art website, information, visual arts centre
David M. Stewart Museum Saint Helen's Island Ville-Marie Military History and military life in New France
DHC/ART Old Montreal Ville-Marie Art website, information, contemporary art gallery
Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage Lakeshore, Dorval Dorval History website, local history
Écomusée du fier monde Gay Village Montreal History Heritage of the industrial and working-class people of south-central Montreal
Ecomuseum Zoo Macdonald Campus Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Zoo Zoo home to live animals native to the Saint Lawrence River valley
Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site Lakeshore, Lachine Lachine History Montreal's fur industry
Galerie de l'UQAM Quartier Latin Ville-Marie Art website, contemporary art gallery
Gallery X Quartier Concordia Ville-Marie Art Contemporary art gallery of Concordia University
Lachine Canal National Historic Site Lakeshore, Lachine Lachine Transport Exhibits at the Lachine Visitor Services Centre about the history and heritage of the canal
Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery Quartier Concordia Ville-Marie Art website, part of Concordia University
Maison de Mère d’Youville Old Montreal Ville-Marie Religious website, information, history of the Grey Nuns of Montreal and their founder, Saint Marie-Marguerite d'Youville
Maison Saint-Gabriel Pointe-Saint-Charles Le Sud-Ouest Historic house 17th-century period house and gardens, also changing exhibits of decorative arts from its collections
Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum Old Montreal Ville-Marie Religion Historic chapel and history of the 17th-century woman who founded it, as well as the city's early religious settlers
McCord Museum of Canadian History Downtown Montreal Ville-Marie Multiple Montreal's history and culture, changing exhibits of culture, art and heritage
Montreal Biodôme Espace pour la vie Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Zoo Replicas of four ecosystems, with animals and plants
Montreal Biosphère Saint Helen's Island Ville-Marie Natural history Ecology, the environment and sustainable living
Montreal Botanical Garden Espace pour la vie Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie Botanical garden Thematic gardens and greenhouses
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre Côte-des-Neiges Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce History Holocaust story and effects of bigotry and hate
Montreal Insectarium Espace pour la vie Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Natural history Live insects and insect exhibits
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Golden Square Mile Ville-Marie Art Collections include Canadian, Inuit, European, pre-Columbian, African, modern and contemporary art, ancient cultures, decorative arts, Greek and Roman sculptures
Montreal Planetarium Espace pour la vie Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Science Planetarium
Montreal Science Centre Old Port of Montreal Ville-Marie Science Interactive science exhibits
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal Quartier des spectacles Ville-Marie Art Contemporary art
Musée de la police de Montréal Quartier des spectacles Ville-Marie Law enforcement website
Musée de Lachine Lakeshore, Lachine Lachine Multiple website, information, history exhibits in the 17th-century LeBer-LeMoyne House, sculpture garden, art exhibits; located in Lachine
Musée des Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal Pine Avenue Le Plateau-Mont-Royal Medical website, history of the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, medicine and religious art
Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec Cégep de Saint-Laurent campus Saint-Laurent Art website, contemporary craft and art
Musée des ondes Emile Berliner Saint-Henri Le Sud-Ouest Technology website, information, history and development of sound creation, production, reproduction, recording and broadcasting; includes gramophones, phonographs, radios, televisions, sound recording equipment, microphones, records and cylinders
Musée des pompiers de Montréal Mile End Le Plateau-Mont-Royal Firefighting website,
Musée des Sœurs de Miséricorde Bordeaux-Cartierville Ahuntsic-Cartierville Religious website, information, works of the Misericordia Sisters
Musée Eudore-Dubeau Côte-des-Neiges Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Medical website, information, part of the University of Montreal, open by appointment, history of dentistry and its teaching in Quebec
Musée Grévin Montreal Eaton Centre Ville-Marie Wax museum Features scenes from the history of Canada, modern Canadian and international figures and movie stars
Museum of Costume and Textile of Quebec Old Montreal Ville-Marie Fashion Devoted to fashion, costume, textiles and fibres
Museum of the Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal Côte-des-Neiges Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Art website, Features Christian art from Quebec and around the world
Peter B. Yeomans Cultural Centre Lakeshore, Dorval Dorval Art website, art exhibits
Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History Old Montreal Ville-Marie History History and archaeology of the city, located in 6 buildings
Prison-des-Patriotes Sainte-Marie Ville-Marie History website, exhibition on the 1837-1838 rebellions in Lower Canada and the Patriote movement
Redpath Museum of Natural History McGill University campus Ville-Marie Natural history Part of McGill University
Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Museum CFB Montreal Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Military website, regimental history and memorabilia, located in the garrison in Longue-Pointe
Royal Montreal Regiment Museum Lower Westmount Westmount Military website, regimental history and memorabilia of The Royal Montreal Regiment
SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art Quartier des spectacles Ville-Marie Art website, contemporary art
Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site Old Montreal Ville-Marie Historic house 19th-century Victorian period house and life of Sir George-Étienne Cartier
Sisters of Saint Anne Historic Centre Lakeshore, Lachine Lachine Religious website, information, history of the convent and its founder
Stewart Hall Art Gallery Lakeshore, Pointe-Claire Pointe-Claire, Quebec Art information, information

Defunct museums

Montreal Museums Day

Montreal Museums Day (French: Journée des musées montréalais) is an annual event in Montreal. One Sunday every May, more than 30 of the city's largest museums and galleries offer free admission and extended opening hours.[3] To facilitate visitor access to as many museums as possible, the Montreal Transit Corporation provides free shuttle buses.

The first Montreal Museums Day was held in 1987.


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