Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Wednesday to Sunday: 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.
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.

The Legacy of Blessed Basile Moreau in Canada

Exhibition organized by the Fathers, Brothers and Sisters of the Congregation of Holy Cross with the collaboration of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal

January 20 to July 1, 2023
Level 4

The year 2023 marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Blessed Basile Moreau (1799-1873), founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross. The exhibition is a tribute to his work and aims to present the spirituality of Father Moreau and the legacy he left to Canada through the women and men who followed him.

Located on the heart level of Saint Brother André (4th floor), 13 display cases showcase religious objects, art objects, books, archives and iconographic documents such as photographs, maps and drawings.

During the festivities, the Basile Moreau Chapel, located at the back of the Basilica’s choir, is exceptionally open to pilgrims and visitors, who can find a place of meditation and information on the original funerary stele and the statue of Father Moreau that are located there.

To complete the experience, six posters of the exhibition – featuring an image of Father Moreau and the title of the exhibition with a QR code associated with each poster – are displayed at various significant locations in the Oratory. They provide additional information to the exhibition.

Departure from France for the mission in Canada in 1847
Brother André and Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal
Inauguration of the Place du Frère-André by Father Lalonde, csc
Religious image awarded as academic prizes at the end of the school year at the Sisters of Holy Cross
The tomb of Father Basile Moreau in Le Mans cemetery (France)
Basile Moreau and his passion

The Museum is part of the Montreal Museums Tour

Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal joined the Montreal Museums initiative that invited you in 2021 to The Montreal Museum Tour, an original virtual event that highlighted the favorites of 31 museums in the city. Discover the Musée de l’Oratoire’s favorite.

Until June 30, discover through various web capsules the favorites of the other museums on the Montreal Museums‘ website.

Past exhibitions