The Oratory Museum offers two exhibitions entitled Saint Joseph Likes Montreal and A World in a Crèche !
Saint Joseph’s Oratory Museum, located in the heart of the Basilica (level 5), is principally dedicated to sacred art. Renowned for its exceptional collection of creches from all over the world, it offers a treasure of religious, historical and artistic heritage from Quebec and abroad.


Opening hours:

May 28 to June 24              :   daily from 10:00 to 16:30
June 25 to September 3    :   Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:30, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 17:30
From September 4              :   daily from 10:00 to 16:30


Admission fees (taxes included):

Adult                                                                                               $4
Senior (65+)                                                                                  $4
Student (18-25)                                                                            $4
Youth (6-17)                                                                                  $2
Child (under 6)                                                                            free
Family (2 adults and 2 children under 18)                              $12
Group **                                                                                  upon request

** Special rates are offered to groups of 10 people and more, upon reservation only. To take advantage of these rates, please contact the Office of Visitor and Pilgrim Services at 514 733-8216 ext. 2790 or

Please note that rates and schedule are subject to change without notice.

Temporary Exhibit Saint Joseph Likes Montreal

Saint Joseph is mysterious. Who is this man who took care of the Child Jesus? What is its role and importance in Christianity? The exhibition aims to enlighten visitors on the life, work and heritage of this man who, for more than two thousand years, has fascinated many people and has been the subject of immense devotion, especially in Canada.

Interview (in French) of Ms. Chantal Turbide, Curator of the Oratory’s Museum, on Radio VM, June 15, 2017

Exhibition A World in a Crèche

The exhibition A World in a Crèche invites the visitor to discover a hundred crèches and representations of the Nativity, coming from as many countries, and from the five continents.

A few memories in images of the Gallery opening at the Oratory’s Museum, June 1, 2017

Gallery opening at the Oratory’s Museum, June 1, 2017

Past exhibitions