The Museum is part of the Montreal Museums Tour

Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal joins the Montreal Museums initiative, which this year invites you to take part in The Montreal Museums Tour, a unique virtual event that highlights the favourites 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.


The Oratory Museum offers the following exhibitions:
  • The Museum Collection. The crèches of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal

  • 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:

The Museum is closed for an indefinite period of time.

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.

The creches of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

The Museum Collection. The crèches of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal
Permanent Exhibition
Starting April 6, 2019

The exhibit, The Museum Collection – The Crèches of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, features childlike Nativity Scenes. As a special treat, discover a new room given over to creative expressions for children… and grown-ups!

A World in a Crèche
Permanent Exhibition
Starting May 28, 2017

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 !

Past exhibitions