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 Exhibit

Portrait of Jesus

From May 1 to September 5, 2016

The new temporary exhibit, Portrait of Jesus, inspired by the Gospel of Matthew, encompasses works of art highlighting the figure of Jesus from the Manger to the Cross. A must-see at the Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

Download the poster - 11 x 17 



 Vernissage Event


Permanent Exhibits

The Oratory's Nativity Scenes — Its collection of creches forged the Museum's reputation. Around 200 works from Quebec and from over 100 countries make up the permanent exhibit.


Dioramas of Saint Joseph's life — Created in 1955 by Montreal Sculptor Joseph Guardo, these life-size dioramas, representing scenes of Saint Joseph's earthly life, continue to captivate all visitors big and small.

" (...) They represent magnificient examples of dioramas as exhibited in an educational museum context. " loose translation from Espace Magazine, Winter 2015



Oratory Museum
514 733-8211 ext.2293


Hours *

Summer Schedule
May 1 to June 26: Daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
June 27 to September 6:  Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Weekend from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Winter Schedule
Daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed on Monday from January 11, except for March 14 and 28

*Ticket office closes half an hour before closing.

Admission Fees (taxes included)


Senior (65 yrs +)
Student (18 - 25 yrs old)

Youth (6 - 17 yrs old)$2
Child (6 yrs old and under)Free
Family (2 adulte et 2 children aged under 18)$12
Group **Upon request


**To obtain group rates (for 10 persons or more), you must make a reservation with Visitor and Pilgrim Services:

514 733-8211, ext. 2790

Prices and activity schedules subject to change without notice.


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