The MOTC Museum Directory

The following (growing) listing is compiled to try to help you plan your museum outing with an eye to getting the best value for your admission dollars.

Canadian Centre for Architecture

  •  Coordinates
    1920 Baile Street, Montréal, H3H 2S6
    (514) 939-7026
  • What you’ll find
    The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) was founded to build public awareness of the role of architecture in society, promote scholarly research in the field, and stimulate innovation in design practice. The CCA holds one of the world’s foremost international research collections of publications, conceptual studies, drawings, plans, models, prints, photographs, architectural archives, related artefacts and ephemera.
  • Special deals
    Free admission on Thursdays from 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Centre d’histoire de Montréal

  •  Coordinates
    335, place D’Youville, Montréal, H3H 2S6
    (514) 872-3207
  • What you’ll find
    Three floors of permanent and temporary exhibits offer a rich experience of the eventful and sometimes turbulent adventures of Canada’s first metropolis.
  • Special deals
    Access Montreal card holders receive 30% to 50% discount on admission fees.

Château Ramezay Historic Site and Museum

  •  Coordinates
    280 Notre-Dame Street East, Montréal, H2Y 1C5
    (514) 861-3708
  • What you’ll find
    One of the few vestiges of New France open to the public, the Château invites you to relive history through its various permanent and temporary exhibitions, its multimedia portrayals of historic figures  and its replica of a French colonial garden.
  • Special deals
    Free admission to the governor’s garden at all times.
    Access Montreal card holders receive 20% discount on admission fees.
    CAA/AAA card holders receive 20% discount on admission fees.

Contemporary Art Museum

  •  Coordinates
    185 Ste. Catherine W., Montréal, H2X 3X5
    (514) 847-6226
  • What you’ll find
    The collection includes over 7,000 works of art by more than 1,500 artists focusing on contemporary art from Quebec in particular and Canada in general, as well as important international artists. Its collections include contemporary paintings, sculptures, photographs, installation, video and works on paper.
  • Special deals
    Free admission each Wednesday evening, from 5pm tp 9pm
    Free admission for children 12 and under
    CAA/AAA card holders buy 1 adult ticket & get second one free.

Écomusée du fier monde

  •  Coordinates
    2050, rue Amherst, Montréal, H2L 3L8
    (514) 528-8444
  • What you’ll find
    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 permanent exhibition All the lifelong day! The triumphs and tragedies of a working-class neighbourhood tells the tale of the Centre-Sud, a microcosm of the Industrial Revolution in Montreal. Come witness the impact of industry on labour and on the living conditions of working-class families. Also explore the present-day reality in an ever-changing space. Objects and photographs retrace its history while the testimonies of residents and community workers evoke its memory and its evolution.
  • Special deals
    Access Montreal card holders: 6 $
    Free admission for children 6 and under
    Free admission for the Écomusée friends
  •  Coordinates
    110, Saint-Pierre Street, Saint-Constant, J5A 1G7
    (450) 632-2410
  • What you’ll find
    Visitors can view the largest collection of historic railway vehicles in Canada, enjoy the temporary and permanent exhibitions, while spending quality time with family and friends. Other museum activities include train rides (Sunday only), streetcar and miniature train rides as well as many interactive displays.
  • Special deals
    Consult their “Theme Days“.

McCord Museum

  •  Coordinates
    690 Sherbrooke Street W, Montréal, H3A 1E9
    (514) 398-7100
  • What you’ll find
    The McCord is a public research and teaching museum that preserves our collective past – over 1,440,000 objects, images and manuscripts, irreplaceable reflections of the social history and material culture of Montreal, Quebec and Canada
  • Special deals
    Free admission on the first Saturday of each month
    Free admission each Wednesday evening, from 5pm tp 9pm

Montreal Botanical Gardens

  •  Coordinates
    4101 Sherbrooke Street East, Montréal, H1X 2B2
    (514) 872-1400
  • What you’ll find
    The Botanical Garden is known as one of the world’s finest, with some thirty thematic gardens, 10 exhibition greenhouses and a vast arboretum.
  • Special deals
    Access Montreal card holders receive 25% discount on admission fees and free access to outdoor gardens.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

  •  Coordinates
    1380 Sherbrooke Street W, Montréal, H3G 1J5
    (514) 285-1600
  • What you’ll find
    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.
  • Special deals
    Free admission to the museum’s permanent collection for 30 years and under.
    Free admission to the temporary exhibitions for 12 years & under.
    Free for visitors 65 and older every Thursday
    Free for the general public every last Sunday of the month and during the holiday season from December 26 to January 2 as well as spring break.
    1/2 price access to temporary exhibits Wednesday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History

  •  Coordinates
    350 Place Royale,  Montreal, H2Y 3Y5
    (514) 872-9150
  • What you’ll find
    Pointe-à-Callière leads visitors through centuries of history, from the times when Natives camped here to the present day. Set on a site bearing evidence of over 1,000 years of human activities and on the very birthplace of Montréal, the museum t showcases major archaeological discoveries made on this site starting in the 1980s.
    Also, visit L’Arrivage, the PAC restaurant, rated  4.5/5 by Trip Advisor!
  • Special deals
    Every Sunday, Pointe-à-Callière invites grandparents to visit the Museum along with their grandchildren. For the occasion, free admission is offered to grandparents (65 years and older, upon presentation of proper identification), as well as to grandchildren (under the age of 17).
    Access Montreal card holders receive 20% discount on admission fees.

Redpath Museum, McGill University

  •  Coordinates
    859 Sherbrooke Street W,  Montreal, H3A 0C4 (on McGill campus)
    (514) 398-4086
  • What you’ll find
    The Redpath Museum, one of Canada’s oldest free-standing museums,  preserves and displays large collections of ancient and modern organisms, minerals, and world culture (ethnological) artefacts.
  • Special deals
    Free to the general public during all opening hours, small donation suggested.

Stewart Museum

  •  Coordinates
    20, chemin du Tour-de-l’Isle, Montreal, Quebec H3C 0K7 (on St. Helen’s Island)
    (514) 861-6701
  • What you’ll find
    Ivory, faience, brocade, velvet, silver, paper, parchment and other materials, hand crafted by masters and artisans…Materials that are testimony to our past. The Stewart Museum has meticulously built its collection on a time line where political events, scientific experiments and cultural life span a period of five centuries…
  • Special deals
    Free for kids 6 and under, discounts for CAA members, Access Montreal cardholders, STM cardholders