Musée des Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal

Musée des Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal

A unique museum which, in addition to tracing back the history of healthcare and sacred heritage, evokes the true origins of Ville-Marie. It explores the foundation of Montreal and the Hôtel-Dieu (which Jeanne Mance founded), the arrival in 1659 of the Hospitallers of St. Joseph, the Nursing Sisters, and the evolution of medicine and nursing sciences. Discover the artifacts, art and medical objects that witnessed this history. Guided tours of the garden at the old monastery, the monastery itself, and the crypt and chapel are offered on certain dates. Various tours highlighting the religious heritage are offered in the summer and fall.


The Museum is open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

Reservations are required for tours and guided visits.

No reservations are required to see  the Museum's exhibitions.


Museum and interpretation center


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Family activities
  • Paid admission
  • Presentations on site
  • Lodging establishment within 20 km
  • Facilities designed for groups
  • Welcome and information services in English and in French
  • Tour offered in English and in French
  • Guided tours

201, avenue des Pins Ouest
 Montréal, QC
 H2W 1R5