Permanent and temporary exhibitions are presented in English and
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 $
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
Telephone : (514) 849-2919
am - 5:00 pm
pm - 5:00 pm
pm - 5:00 pm
on Monday and Tuesday
12 years and under accompanied by an adult
group, per student
The museum rents space for lectures, seminars and cocktails. Maximum
capacity: 60 persons. A visit of the museum is included in the space
Books and other articles relating to the history of Montreal, the Hospitallers
and Hôtel-Dieu are on sale at the museum's gift shop.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
THE MONTREAL MUSEUMS PASS
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.