A Medley of Montreal Museums



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Montreal is one of the oldest and most diverse Canadian cities. This is reflected in the diversity of museums available for our perusal!

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Author: Genevieve


Day 1 - Montreal


Montréal is one of the best Canadian cities to visit if you are interested in museums. From the prominent Fine Arts Museum and Contemporary Art Museum to the less well known Ecomusée du Fier Monde, there is a little something for everyone. Day one starts with the well-known Musée des Beaux Arts (Fine Arts Museum), located on Sherbrooke Street near Guy-Concordia Metro. Entry is free to the permanent collection, and there are Wednesday night student specials for the exhibits. There are a myriad of smaller museums that surround the Fine Arts Museum. Walking along Sherbrooke Street will give you an idea of the distinct flavour of Montreal's downtown and lower Plateau neighbourhoods. It will also whet your appetite for the tasty food at the typical Montreal style little bistro just North of Sherbrooke St., on St. Denis St. Following a morning of more traditional art, spice it up a little with a visit to the Contemporary Art Museum, located at the Place des Arts. This major cultural centre for the island of Montréal plays host not only to the museum, but is also to prominent visiting musicians, plays and operas.


1

Chez Cora

Location:

1240 Rue Drummond
(Near Ste-Catherine)
H3G 1V7 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514.286.6171
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2

Musée des Beaux-Arts

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Location:

1379-1380 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
At rue Crescent
H3G 2T9 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514/285-2000
fax: +1 514 285 1057
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Sherbrooke Street

Location:

Sherbrooke Street
no zip Montreal, Canada

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4

Café Cherrier

Location:

3635 rue St-Denis
At rue Cherrier
H2X 3L6 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514/843-4308


5

Musée d'Art Contemporain Boutique

Location:

185 rue Ste-Catherine ouest
At rue Jeanne-Mance, downtown
H2X 3X5 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514/847-6904
fax: +1 514 847 6292
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6

Ferreira Café

Location:

1446 rue Peel
Near bd. de Maisonnueve
H3A 1S8 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514/848-0988
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7

Hotel Le Cantile Suites

Location:

1110 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
H3A 1G9 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 1 800 567 1110
fax: +1 514 844 7808
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Day 2 - Montreal


Day two of the museum fest is spent in an outdoor museum venue. The Botanical Gardens of Montréal are located near the Olympic Stadium, in the East end of the city. This display of flowers, trees and shrubs is more than a big garden; it has guided tours and seasonal special events; particularly spectacular is the Chinese lantern exhibit in the month of October. During this event the gardens are open late, and the multi-coloured lighting along the paths creates an enjoyably surreal feeling. If you want to enjoy this show go to the Insectarium or the Biodome, located within a five minute radius first, and head towards the gardens as the sun sets. There is a restaurant at the Gardens, so for if you are there for lunch pick up a sandwich from the small but satisfactory cafeteria and have a picnic in the park; do not forget to pick up behind yourself!


1

Eggspectation

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Location:

201 St. Jacques Street West
H2Y 1L6 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 282 0119
fax: +1 514 282 8115
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2

Jardin Botanique

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Location:

4101 rue Sherbrooke est
Opposite Olympic Stadium
H1X 2B2 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514/872-1400
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3

Biodôme de Montréal

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Location:

4777 Pierre-de-Coubertin Avenue
(Near Viau)
H1V 1B3 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 514 868 3000
fax: +1 514 868 3065
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Insectarium de Montréal

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Location:

4581 rue Sherbrooke est
Botanical Garden
H1X 2B2 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514/872-1400
fax: +1 514 872 0662
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5

Olympic Park

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Location:

4141 Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue
H1V 3N7 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 514 252 4141
fax: +1 514 252 0372
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6

Altitude 737

Location:

1 Place Ville-Marie
Niveau Phase 2, Suite 4340
H3B 5EA Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 397 0737
fax: +1 514 397 0058
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Day 3 - Montreal


Day three has a Canadian and historical theme, from the - slightly out of the way - fur trading museum in Lachine to the Inuit Art gallery and Bonsecours Ceramic Centre in Old Montréal. The suggested breakfast spot is Movenpick, downtown, where you can either sit down to eat or pick up something to munch on “to go”. This is the last day of a hectic three day museum fest, and so dinner is scheduled at one of my favourite restaurants in Old Montréal, Bonaparte. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the service.


1

Marché Movenpick

Location:

1 Place Ville Marie
(At University and Cathcart)
H3B 4R7 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 861 8181


2

Musée de la Ville de Lachine

Location:

1 chemin du Musée
(Near St-Patrick)
H8S 2X1 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 514 634 3478
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3

Louisiane (La)

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Location:

5850 Sherbrooke Street West
(Near Draper)
H4A 1X5 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 514 369 3073
fax: +1 514 369 3702
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4

Bonsecours Ceramic Centre

Location:

444 rue Saint Gabriel
(At Notre-Dame)
H2Y 2Z9 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 514 866 6581
fax: +1 514 866 5989
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5

Galerie Elca London

Location:

224 St. Paul Ouest
H2Y 1Z9 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 514 282 1173
fax: +1 514 282 1229
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6

Bonaparte

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Location:

447 rue St-François-Xavier
north of rue St-Paul
H2Y 2T1 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514/844-4368
fax: +1 514 844 0272
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