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PRÉSENTATION


Permanent and temporary exhibitions are presented in English and French.
Welcome! English guided tours, are available upon reservation.

The Musée des Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, inaugurated in 1992, opens on a magnificent oak staircase built in the 17th century. It relates the history of the Hospitallers of Saint-Joseph, of Hôtel-Dieu, a history forever entwined with that of Montreal.

With a permanent exhibition as well as temporary exhibitions focusing on its history, medicine and religious art, the Musée des Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal does not merely speak of the past, but also offers an enlightened view of the present.

PERMANENT EXHIBITION


History in the museum begins with Jérôme Le Royer, a true visionary who chooses Paul de Chomedey and Jeanne Mance to evangelize the Natives of New France and establish a hospital on the island of Montreal.

History takes a further step when the first Hospitallers of St.Joseph arrive in 1659. Early collaborators of Jeanne Mance and the physicians, the Hospitallers work as nursing sisters, apothecaries and administrators. They are still present today to comfort the sick and accompany them on their spiritual journey.

The museum's last pages of history briefly cover medicine and nurse training. From long-forgotten treatments to the important discoveries made in the late 19th century, from the foundation of a nursing school to the nationalization of the health services, the history of medicine in Quebec unfolds before our eyes.

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION


From Metsys to Pellan, artistic treasure of the Hospitallers
This exhibition lifts the veil on the artistic treasure of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph. These works, almost never exhibited, were created by artists such as Suzor-Coté, Joseph-Charles Franchère, Louis-Philippe Hébert, Alfred Laliberté, amongst others. Discover how commands and donations from religious and lay people helped built this exceptional collection.

COLLECTION


The museum's collection contains 20,000 artifacts kept by the Hospitallers over the centuries and draws on many archival documents including the Annales of the Hôtel-Dieu written between 1697 and 1725 by Marie Morin (1649-1730) the order's first Canadian superior and Ville-Marie's first historian.

THE GARDEN OF THE HOSPITALLERS OF SAINT-JOSEPH MONASTERY


The Musée des Hospitalières de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal invites you to visit the garden, a well kept secret in the heart of Montreal and also to discover the architecture of the buildings surrounding it. Visits are offered in French only but an English tour can be arranged upon request.

Dates:
Hour: 1.30 pm
Fee: 10,00 $

THE MOTHERHOUSE CHAPEL OF THE RELIGIOUS HOSPITALLERS OF SAINT JOSEPH


Built between 1859 and 1861 by Victor Bourgeau, this example of neoclassical architecture includes paintings, stained glass, as well as a fresco painted by John Held on the cupola of the dome. Undiscovered by most, this place deserves to be discovered.

Dates: Upcoming soon
Hours: 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm.
Fee: 6,00 $

MORE ACTIVITIES


Lectures are regularly given on themes pertaining to the permanent and temporary exhibitions. For more information please contact the Museum at (514) 849-2919.
The museum offers guided tours and various activities to groups. We offer special rates for adult and student groups. Advance reservations are requested.

 

LOCATING THE MUSEUM

RÉSERVATION AND INFORMATION


Musée des Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal
201 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H2W 1R5
Telephone : (514) 849-2919

VISITING HOURS


PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON: FROM DECEMBER 15TH 2014 TO MARCH 10TH 2015 INCLUSIVELY. THE MUSEUM STAYS OPEN FOR GROUPS UPON RESERVATION.

Mid-June to mid-October
Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed on Monday  
Mid-October to mid-June
Wednesday through Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed on Monday and Tuesday  

ADMISSION
 

Adults

6 $

Seniors

5 $

Students

5 $

Children 12 years and under accompanied by an adult

free

School group, per student

5 $

RENTAL PREMISES
The museum rents space for lectures, seminars and cocktails. Maximum capacity: 60 persons. A visit of the museum is included in the space rental fee.

GIFT SHOP
Books and other articles relating to the history of Montreal, the Hospitallers and Hôtel-Dieu are on sale at the museum's gift shop.

VOLUNTEERS
The Museum is looking for volunteers. Are you a history buff ? Do you have one day a week to offer and would you like to be part of a dynamic team?
Please contact 514-849-2919 or email museehospitalieres@bellnet.ca

THE MONTREAL MUSEUMS PASS

The Montreal Museums Pass

Two ways to get free access to 34 museums:

$75    Your choice of 3 days within 3 weeks, without public transit.

$80    3 consecutive days, with public transit.


MONTREAL MUSEUMS APP

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The Board of Montreal Museum Directors seeks to promote all Montreal museums and their activities. The “Montreal Museums app” was developed through a close partnership with the global interactive marketing agency Nurun and with the support of Heritage Canada.    
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