The Oratory Museum

Art and Heritage on Display

Saint Joseph's Oratory Museum, located in the heart of the Basilica (Level 5), is principally dedicated to sacred art. It offers a treasure of religious, historical and artistic heritage from Quebec and abroad.


Temporary Closure

The Oratory Museum is currently closed for remodeling. At your next visit to the shrine, do not miss the display on the life of Saint Brother André. Also, we recommend that you take note of the many artistic creations which are part of the religious heritage preserved at the shrine. Thank you for your understanding and see you soon!

                                    The Museum’s Team

The remodeling is rendering the Museum space unavailable?
Fret not as the crèches have escaped the Museum.

The Crèches Have Escaped the Museum

From November 15 to January, 2017

This year, the Museum is innovating by presenting its visitors' all-time favorite, the « classical » world crèches exhibition, outside the museum walls. Sure to please grown ups and children alike, forty crèches, the majority of which can be found in the Museum Hall on Level 5, will enhance your visit of the sanctuary. A free exhibit not to be missed at the Oratory!

Download the poster 11 x 17 

Ange de NoëlCrèche de Pologne

Virtual Exhibition

From November 27 to December 24, 2016

In the tradition of the Advent calendar, a crèche a day will be published on our social media and our website. A great way to discover, within the comfort of your own home, a part of the creche collection of the Oratory Museum.

First Week of Advent
From Sunday November 27 to Saturday December 3

Click on the following thumbnails to discover the entire crèche and its country of origin!

Sunday November 27 - Day 1 - Detail from the German crècheMonday November 28  - Day 2 - Detail from the Mexican crècheTuesday November 29 - Day 3 - Detail from the Thai crècheWednesday November 30 - Day 4 - Detail from the Sri Lankan crèche

Jeudi 1 décembre - Jour 5 - détail de la crèche d'IsraëlThursday December 1 - Day 5 - Crèche from IsraelFriday December 2 - Day 6 - Crèche from Burkina FasoSaturday December 3 - Day 7 - Crèche from Rwanda

Second Week of Advent
From Sunday December 4 to Saturday December 10

Click on the following thumbnails to discover the entire crèche and its country of origin!

Sunday December 4 - Day 8 - Crèche from the United StatesMonday December 5 - Day 9 - crèche of PeruTuesday December 6 - Day 10 - crèche from El SalvadorWednesday December 7 - Day 11 - Crèche from Nigeria

Thursday December 8 - Day 12 - crèche of MadagascarFriday December 9 - Jour 13 - crèche from LebanonSaturday December 10 - Day 14 - crèche from Equador

Recent Exhibition Poster

Highlighting the creches
of Quebec
L'Oratoire Magazine...
100 Years of History
Entre le boeuf et l'âne
The Animals of the Crèche
Drawn by
the Spirit
André Bergeron,
Frère Jérôme
Rock / Paper / Chisel

Dom Bellot,
Master Builder
for Saint Joseph

The Child Jesus
at the Oratory

Daily Painting -
André Bergeron RCA

There's a star
for you

Portrait of Jesus