The Oratory Museum offers three exhibitions:

  • In Search of the Lost Me and Meaning
  • Quilts
  • 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.

À la recherche du soi et du sens perdus, Élisabeth Eudes-Pascal, Searching for a Lost Meaning and a Lost Self
In Search of the Lost me and Meaning
Temporary Exhibition
December 1, 2018 to March 19, 2019.

Designed by Élisabeth Eudes-Pascal, whose works are inspired by life stories of hardships, the exhibition is a depiction of the universal apiration of inward healing and freedom through individual quests.

Courtepointes, Irma Côté, Quilts
Temporary Exhibition
May 1 to November 11, 2018.

Irma Côté revisits the art of quilting with a contemporary approach; colored cloth, thread and needlework combine into curved patterns full of originality and luminosity.

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 !

Gallery opening of the two new exhibits, December 5, 2018

Past exhibitions