Museum of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal

Art, history and science museums
Le mont Royal, Outremont and Westmount

Tucked within the heart of the Basilica, the Museum of Saint-Joseph’s Oratory showcases countless sacred works of religious, historical, and artistic heritage from Québec and abroad. This hidden jewel of a museum invites visitors to discover, reflect and open their hearts to a greater understanding.

The Museum’s internationally renowned collection of crèches treats visitors to a privileged glimpse of nativity scenes from around the world.

The Museum Collection – The Crèches of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal permanent exhibition includes traditional representations as well as more surprising designs, such as a marionette theatre. Works by Québec artists the likes of André Bergeron, Sylvia Daoust, Claude Lafortune, Keena and Rose-Anne Monna make up an important part of the display.

The second permanent exhibition A World in a Crèche features a hundred crèches and representations of the Nativity from as many countries across the five continents.

After admiring the collections, young visitors – and the young at heart -  are invited to let their inspiration and creativity flow and express themselves freely in the Museum’s interactive workshop space.



Daily, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


  • Child admission: $2
  • Student admission: $4
  • Adult admission: $4
  • Senior admission: $4
Fees subject to change
  • Cooperatives and non-profit organizations
Museum of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal
3800 Queen-Mary Road
Montréal, QC H3V 1H6
Le mont Royal, Outremont and Westmount
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