Museums & Monuments

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Large museum with permanent and temporary exhibitions. Free entry to most exhibits and one of the highest attendance rate among Canadian museums. Open Monday to Sunday. Pavilion Jean-Noel Desmarais, 1380 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, H3G 1J5.
Le Musee des Maitres et Artisans du Quebec.
Museum and galleries displaying examples of the creativity and ingenuity of Quebecs Artisans of the past and present. Open Wednesday to Sunday 12:00-17:00. 615 Ave. Sainte-Croix, St-Laurent, H4L 3X6.
McCord Museum
Public research and teaching museum preserving the collective past of Montreal, Quebec and Canada. Explores contemporary issues at local national and international level. Open annually September to June. 690 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, H3A 1E9
Space exploration and astronautics museum with various displays, exhibitions and interactive experiences. Summer space camps for kids. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00, 7 days a week July and August. Cosmodome, 2150 Laurentian Highway, Laval, H7T 2T8
Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre
Non profit organization combining civil and military aircraft, artifacts and memorabilia. Volunteers and memberships welcomed. Open Monday, Tuesday and Saturday 09:30-14:30. McGill University Macdonald Campus, 21,111 Lakeshore Road, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue.
Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage
Specializing in the history of Dorval and the Citys founders. 3 exhibition rooms with permanent exhibits and also temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Open Thursday to Sunday 13:00-17:00. 1850 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval, H9S 2ES.
Centre dHistoire de Montreal
History of Montreal with exhibits showing many of the key events of the Citys history. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00-17:00. 335 Place dYouville, Montreal, H2Y 3T1
Montreal Science Center
Interactive science museum with dynamic permanent and temporary exhibitions along with a range of different activities and demonstrations. Plus an IMax cinema. Open Monday to Friday 09:00-16:00, Weekend 10:00-17:00. 2 rue de la Commune, Montreal, H2Y 2E2
Montreal Hollocaust Memorial centre
Museum and memorial educating people of all ages about the Holocaust. Open Monday to Thursday 09:00-17:00, Friday 08:30-16:00, closed 12:00-13:00 every day. 5151 ch. de la Cote-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, H3W 1M6.
Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History
Exhibits showcasing major archaeological discoveries made on the site. Showing history from the very first natives settled in the area to the present day. Open Tuesday to Friday 10:00-17:00, Weekend 11:00-17:00. 350 Place Royale, Old Montreal, H2Y 3Y5
Canadian Center for Architecture
Architecture museum and research center founded in 1979. Open Wednesday to Sunday 11:00-18:00, Thursday open 11:00-21:00. 1920 rue Baile, Montreal, H3H 2S6.
Exporail, The Canadian Railway Museum
Canadas National Railway museum with many permanent and temporary exhibits for train enthusiasts. THe museum also offers theme days, rides, demonstrations and guided tours. 110 Saint-Pierre Street, Saint-Constant, J5A 1G7.
Sir Geaorge-Etienne Cartier National Historic Site.
Only Victorian style interior open to the Public in Montreal. Home to Sir George-Etienne Cartier in the second half of 19th Century during a period of enormous change in Canada. Open mid May to mid October. 458 Notre-Dame Street East, Montreal, H2Y 1C8
Stewart Museum
Founded in 1955 the Stewart Museum celebrates the influence of European civilization on the History of New France and North America. Open Wednesday to Sunday 11:00-17:00. British Military Depot, St. Helens Island, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal
Museum of Contemporary Art Montreal
Contemporary art museum and galleries. Open Tuesday to Sunday 11:00-18:00, Wednesday closes at 21:00. 185 Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, H2X 3X5.
Chateau Ramezay
Access Montreals past through this museum set in a 17th Century prestigious residence. 500 years of the Citys history is on display through a mixture of permanent and temporary exhibitions and displays. 280 rue Notre-Dame Est, Montreal, H2Y 1C5.
The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site
Small museum showing the history of Canadas fur trade in the 18th and early 19th centuries, set in an historic trading post building dating back to 1803. Open mid April to Early September 10:00-17:00. 1255 Saint-Joseph Blvd., Montreal, H8S 2M2.
McGill Redpath Museum
One of Canadas oldest museums, with various displays and collections of ancient and modern organisms, minerals and cultural artifacts from around the world. Open Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00, Sunday 11:00-17:00. 859 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal.