The Oratory Museum offers two exhibitions entitled Discovering Montréal’s Religious Heritage and A World in a Crèche !
Saint Joseph’s Oratory Museum, located in the heart of the Basilica (level 5), is principally dedicated to sacred art. Renowned for its exceptional collection of creches from all over the world, it offers a treasure of religious, historical and artistic heritage from Quebec and abroad.


Opening hours:

May 28 to June 24              :   daily from 10:00 to 16:30
June 25 to September 3    :   Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:30, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 17:30
From September 4              :   daily from 10:00 to 16:30


Admission fees (taxes included):

Adult                                                                                               $4
Senior (65+)                                                                                  $4
Student (18-25)                                                                            $4
Youth (6-17)                                                                                  $2
Child (under 6)                                                                            free
Family (2 adults and 2 children under 18)                              $12
Group **                                                                                  upon request

** Special rates are offered to groups of 10 people and more, upon reservation only. To take advantage of these rates, please contact the Office of Visitor and Pilgrim Services at 514 733-8216 ext. 2790 or

Please note that rates and schedule are subject to change without notice.

Poster for Museum Exhibition - Discovering Montréal’s Religious Heritage
Temporary Exhibition Discovering Montréal’s Religious Heritage, from May 1 to November 11, 2018.

Since its founding, the city of Montreal has been shaped by the presence of religious institutions of various faiths. This exhibition aims to pay tribute to the richness of this, all too often, unrecognized heritage. First presented in fall 2017 at Montreal’s city hall during the festivities marking the 375th anniversary of Montreal, the exhibition Discovering Montreal’s Religious Heritage is an opportunity to explore this priceless architectural and artistic heritage. This summer, the Museum of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal is pleased to present an expanded version of this exhibition, thanks to the addition of artefacts from its own collections.

Permanent Exhibition A World in a Crèche

The exhibition A World in a Crèche invites the visitor to discover a hundred crèches and representations of the Nativity, coming from as many countries, and from five continents. A treat for the whole family !

A few memories in images of the Gallery opening at the Oratory’s Museum, May 2, 2018

Past exhibitions