Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum
Tourism Region: Montreal
The Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum invites you to travel back in time and to discover the story of the Montreal area, its first settlers and Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, Montreal's first teacher and social worker.
This amazing journey includes a spectacular view of the Saint Lawrence River, virtual characters presenting life in the 17th Century, hundreds of artefacts and a crypt where the story of the Chapel and the history of the Bonsecours neighbourhood are presented. Discover signs of the presence of Amerindians on the site, as well as the foundations of Montreal's first stone chapel.
Re-living Montreal's early History: January 1, 2000 to December 31, 3000
About the Collections
The collections focus on the religious and historical heritage of Montreal. These collections draw from those of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame connected to Marguerite Bourgeoys, that of the Priests of Saint-Sulpice in connection with Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel and the archaeological collection connected to the Chapel.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 2000
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery •
Furniture or Furnishings •
Canadian • European
Contemporary • Historical
Other Period: 17th century
19th and 20th centuries
Painting • Sculpture
Costumes and Accessories
Furniture or Furnishings
Printing and Bookbinding
Religious or Liturgical Objects
Services & Activities
Information Centre •
An interactive programme, Montreal, Land of Welcome, involving the participation of the children is available for groups of level two elementary students (grades 3 and 4). Modified versions for older elementary school students.
Guided visits for high school and CEGEP or university students to meet their particular interests.
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
: Age 18 and up (Post-Secondary)
Accessible by Public Transportation
Children's Activities or Services
Information Centre or Desk
Meeting Room Rental
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Number of Volunteers: 14
Activities: • Receptionist/Greeter:
receiving and welcoming visitors to the chapel
• Guide / Group Leader
• Receptionist at the boutique
• Pastoral Animator – Pastoral programs
• Support staff (Vernissages, special events)
• Office work assistant
Publications and Products
Annual Reports •
Museum Guide •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps •
400 Saint Paul Street East
Hours of Operation
Open: Tuesday to Sunday
March and April: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
May to Canadian Thanksgiving: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Canadian Thanksgiving to mid-January: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mid-January to the end of February: closed
Mid-January to March 1st
Adults $10; seniors $7; students $7 (identification required -25 years old)
Children 6 to 12 $5 - Under 6 years old free
Family (maximum 2 adults) $20
Groups : Minimum of 15 persons. Reservation obligatory.
A single payment for the group is required.
Adults $8, Seniors $6, students $5,children (6 to 12 years old) $4
Archaeological Site + Museum: $12 (It is better to reserve.), Groups $10, families (maximum of 2 adults) $22
Access to Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel is free.
A 20% discount is offered to the following persons:
- Acces Montréal Card
- Association des résidents du Vieux-Montréal (with card)
- Priests and religious communities
- Vermont PBS (with card)
- AAA Members