Opening hours
Every day: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ticket counter closes at 4 p.m.)

$3 Adults (over 18 years old)
$1 child (7 to 17 years old)
Free for children from 6 and under

Saint Joseph’s Oratory Museum, located in the heart of the Basilica (level 5), is principally dedicated to religious art. Renowned for its exceptional collection of creches from all over the world, the museum offers a treasure of religious, historical and artistic heritage from Quebec and abroad.

Campaign, the best kept secret Montreal Museum

Campaign, the best kept secret Montreal Museum

Museums are filled with collections and other elements of historic, scientific, or artistic interest… carefully preserved, restored, and showcased. As part of May, Montreal Museums Month, the Oratory Museum is proud to participate in The Best Kept Secret campaign.

Discover the 42 museums participating in the Montreal Museums campaign. (Videos available in French only)

Poster Museum 2021

The Museum Collection. The crèches of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal
Permanent Exhibition

The Oratory’s Nativity Scene exhibit is divided into two parts. The first part, entitled The Museum Collection – The Crèches of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, highlights the Oratory’s two large outdoor Nativity Scenes as well as a selection of smaller pieces.

The second part, entitled A World in a Crèche, allows visitors to discover nearly one hundred Nativity Scenes from as many countries on five continents. In all, visitors will be able to contemplate more than 125 works that bear witness to the creativity of artists who, using a wide variety of materials, have shaped their vision of the Nativity of the Lord.


Exhibit on the life of Brother André

Level 4

Throughout his life, Brother André (1845-1937) gave hope to his contemporaries, who hoped for a better life, for healing, for appeasement. And, at the dawn of retirement, he founded Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, the largest pilgrimage site dedicated to Saint Joseph.

Come and discover, or recall, the life of this modest, welcoming man who listened to and served others, through a timeline retracing the great moments of his life. Canonized in 2010, Saint Brother André is today the patron saint of caregivers, as well as marking the lives of many pilgrims.

Past exhibitions