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Telephone: 514 935-8136
Fax: 514 935-5692

For you, history takes life

At the museum

Enthusiastic guides will be pleased to welcome you and your group.

2016-2017 educational activity programme

A guided tour of the museum: From the cellar to the attic

La visite guidée du musée De la cave au grenierThe house - a museum to discover. Purchased by Marguerite Bourgeoys in 1668, Maison Saint-Gabriel was both the site where the King’s Wards were housed and the farmhouse for the Congrégation de Notre-Dame. Today, this national historic site of Canada, located in the heart of Montréal, brings the history of New France back to life for its visitors. Follow the enthusiastic guide and discover the museum’s permanent exhibit. You will plunge into the daily life of a century when physical work was essential to survival.

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Duration: 120 minutes
Fee: $5.00 / student
Number of students: maximum 60
Type of visit: guided

The temporary exposition 375 years at the heart of the action!

375 ans au cœur de l’action!Since its founding, Montréal was profoundly marked by the contribution of the female religious communities. Women of action, they worked as teachers, nurses, missionaries, architects, musicians, etc. They provided the first services to the people and structured the foundations of our modern social system. This exhibit highlights the diversity, occasionally surprising, of their involvement in the Montréal community and the scope of their heritage. What became of them? Are they still present in the heart of the city?

To know more, click on EXHIBIT.

From May 31 to December 22, 2017
Tuesday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Duration: 120 minutes
Fee: $5.00 / student
Number of students: maximum 60
Guided Tours

An arboreal circuit

Trees and time
Several of the trees found on the Maison Saint-Gabriel historical site are more than 100 years old. Some were planted carefully, while others grew from a seed carried here by the wind. They can be classified into approximately 20 species. Discover them with a touch of history in this document, which you can download as a pdf file. Use it when you visit the museum!


A series of chronicles on themes pertaining to history and daily life in New France are available, royalty-free, for school use.

Educational sites
Sites on architecture and works of art (2 Internet sites)

The Mark of Time
Theme visit on the architecture of Maison Saint-Gabriel, its farmhouse and its neighbourhood.

Artwork Awaiting Discovery
Maison Saint-Gabriel presents a virtual exhibition of nine artists represented in its holdings: William Berczy, Georges Delfosse, Carlo Dolci, Louis Dulongpré, Antoine-Sébastien Falardeau, Théophile Hamel, Pierre LeBer, Antoine Plamondon and William Raphaël. This exhibition is further enriched by works belonging to other museums and heritage institutions.