Musée des Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal

Musée des Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal

This museum recounts the origins of Montreal and of the Hôtel-Dieu through the medical practices of the time and the mission of the Hospitallers of Saint Joseph of caring for the sick. Furniture, paintings, sculptures, photographs, archival documents and medical devices bear witness to this rich history.
It explores the beginnings of Montreal and the Hotel-Dieu, founded by Jeanne Mance; the arrival in 1659 of the Hospitallers of Saint-Joseph, an order of nursing sisters; and the evolution of medicine and nursing. Discover artifacts and art and medical objects bearing testament to another era. Guided tours of the garden and the Chapel of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph are available on certain dates during the summer.


March 2018 to December 16, 2018


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