Stewart Museum

Stewart Museum

Located in the heart of a natural location unique in an urban environment, the Stewart Museum celebrates the influence of European civilization in New France and North America. Ivory, faience, brocade, silver, parchment... Handcrafted by masters, these materials weave a time line where five centuries of political events, scientific experiments and cultural life unfold.

The Museum occupies the British fortified depot on Île Sainte-Hélène, a 19th century military construction. Both historic and modern, the site features a glass tower offering a remarkable view of Montreal.

Exhibitions and Activities

  • History and Memory

    Located on two floors and showcasing close to 500 artefacts from the Stewart Museum's collections, the exhibition History and Memory offers visitors a chance to relive an epic journey through five centuries, retracing the origins of Quebec, from the arrival of the Europeans in America, to life in New France and the Canadian Confederation.

    An interactive model showing the fortified city of Montreal plunges visitors into a journey back in time where the city's history comes alive through video clips, sounds and lights.

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  • Participatory space
    it's summer in Montréal

    Young and old are invited to get creative on the theme of summer in Montreal. Illustrate your vision, show your colours and share your story!

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  • Prisoners of Camp S/43

    The Museum invites families and anyone who loves escape games to take part in Prisoners of Camp S/43. Participants will relive a little-known episode of Montreal's history during the Second World War.

    They'll attempt to escape from internment Camp S/43 on Île Sainte-Hélène, where 400 Italian merchant seamen and civilians were detained from 1940 to 1943.

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  • Guided tour
    The Fort on Île Sainte-Hélène

    Built in 1824, the Fort on Île Sainte-Hélène played an important role in the protection of the British colony against the United States. It served as a storage and distribution hub for war materials, such as weapons and ammunition for the military. This outdoor guided tour of the largest military site in Montreal reveals some key facts about the functioning of the British Army in the 19th century.

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  • Guided tour
    From British Arsenal to Expo 67

    The Stewart Museum is offering a walking tour of Île Sainte-Hélène. The tour follows the trails of Mont Boullé to explore the remains of British military buildings erected at the beginning of the 19th century. It ends with a visit to the top of the Biosphere for a panoramic view of the Expo 67 site.

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  • Illuminated Evenings

    Every Wednesday from July 3 to 24, the Museum will once again open its doors exceptionally in the evening between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. for the fireworks shows at La Ronde.

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Schedule

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2019 Rates

12 years and under Free
13 years and over $15
65 years and over * $13
Students (13-30 years) * $12
Family (1 adult and 4 children or 2 adults et 3 children) $30
McCord Museum Member Free
  • Rates include taxes.
  • * Upon presentation of a valid ID card.
  • Maximum 4 children per adult.
  • Gratuity is not applicable to groups.
  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates.

Discounts and promotions

  • Montréal Museums Day

    On Sunday May 26, during the Montréal Museums Day, come visit the Stewart Museum and the Biosphère, Environment Museum, for free. Visit the Montréal Museums Society website for all the details.

  • Free every first Sunday of the month

    The Museum is free every first Sunday of the month for Quebec residents. An initiative put in place by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec.

  • Group rates

    School groups or general public groups of 15 people and more must reserve to benefit from the group rate by email at edureservation@stewart-museum.org or by phone at 514 861-6701, ext. 2234.

  • Other Discounts

    Many discounts available among others in partnership with STM, CAA-Québec, Musée du Château Ramezay, Accès Montréal and Navettes maritimes du Saint-Laurent.

In addition to the exhibitions, the Stewart Museum has many educational and cultural activities: games, conferences, public lectures, workshops-tastings, and more. Go to the museum's website to see the entire program of events.

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Getting to Stewart Museum

Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau. To get to the Parc easily and quickly, the subway is still the best way to go!

Subway schedule
STM promotions

River shuttle

During the summer season, Parc Jean-Drapeau visitors can use the river shuttle as a means of transportation, from the Vieux-Port de Montréal (Jacques-Cartier pier) and the city of Longueuil.

Users can also bring along their bikes and they have access to a network of cycling paths at each stop.

Schedule and rates
Location of the landing spot at the Parc

STM shuttle

Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.

767: During the summer season, the 767 shuttle stops at Jean-Doré Beach and the La Ronde amusement park.

777: Every day of the year, the 777 shuttle provides fast access to the Casino de Montréal.

Routes and schedules

Bike / BIXI

Parc Jean-Drapeau is part of the Trans Canada Trail and the Route verte and is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike.

From Montréal: take the Lachine Canal bike path, near the Vieux-Port de Montréal, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.

From the South Shore: take the South Shore Bike Link, between Saint-Lambert and Parc Jean-Drapeau, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.

BIXI : there are many BIXI stations at the Parc during the summer season.

Walking

People can enjoy many of the cycling paths to get to or pass through the Parc Jean-Drapeau, either running or walking.

With more than 25 kilometres of trails and pathways, the Parc is a pleasant spot for hiking, all year round.

Parking

Motorists can get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by taking the Jacques Cartier Bridge or the Concorde Bridge (Bonaventure Autoroute, Pierre-Dupuy exit).

Nearby parking area:
P7

Rates and other parking areas

  • Subway Station
  • River shuttle
  • STM shuttle
  • Bike / BIXI
  • Walking
  • Parking

For more details, visit Getting to the Parc.

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