Museum and Historic Site in Montreal
The main pursuit of the Château Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montréal has been its role in the conservation and exhibition of heritage since 1895. Visiting this residence built in 1705, you can relive its history thanks to the permanent and temporary exhibitions on display, a multimedia circuit available in six languages and a tour through the magnificent Governor's Garden.
The museum hosts a wide variety of educational and cultural activities examining Montreal life. It has a diverse collection of close to 30,000 objects (manuscripts, prints, stamps, paintings, furniture, etc.). In effect, the Château Ramezay offers visitors a journey through 500 years of history, from pre-European arrival to the turn of the twentieth century.
The house stood during major historical events and many well-known figures came through its doors, including eighteenth century Intendant Gilles Hocquart, poet Émile Nelligan, Governor Lord Elgin and inventor Benjamin Franklin. The Château Ramezay museum is a non-profit organization and was the first building in Québec to be classified an historic monument.
In 2014, the museum joined the cross-Canada commemorations of the War of 1812 by producing three web capsules based on items in its collection linked to people and events that marked this decisive event. You can see the first one below, or visit the museum's website to see all three.
280, rue Notre-Dame Est
Montréal, Québec H2Y 1C5
Adults $ 10
Seniors (65 +) $ 9
Students $ 8
5 to 17 years of age $ 5
4 years and under Free
Family: 1 or 2 adults and 3 children $22
From June 1 to Thanksgiving Day:
The Museum and the Governor’s Garden are open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
From Thanksgiving to May 31:
The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.