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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.

Schedule

Covid-19 - Reopening of the Stewart Museum on Thursday June 25, 2020.

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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 31 2020, during the Montréal Museums Day, come visit the Stewart 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 reservation@mccord-stewart.ca 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.

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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Nights

Majestic, enchanting, seductive, disturbing by turns—or all at once—the night takes a variety of forms. To shed some light on this fascinating subject, the Stewart Museum invites you to discover the exhibition Nights, a unique experience, oscillating between fiction and reality.

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The Story Factory

The Story Factory is a new educational and participatory inspired space where kids and adults will have fun asking questions, understanding and building a story creatively.

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Phantoms of the Island

The Stewart Museum is offering a brand-new collaborative game inspired by escape games involving paranormal phenomena: Phantoms of the Island. Strange events are disturbing the peace and quiet of the Museum, and the players’ mission is to restore order.

Team spirit and curiosity will be essential to solve the puzzles and challenges of this cooperative game.

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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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Video

Watch the video clips which will show the Stewart Museum like you've never seen it before!


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To obtain more details concerning the exhibitions, the activities or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact the Stewart Museum staff.


Getting to Stewart Museum

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Stewart Museum at Parc Jean-Drapeau posted on Google Maps.

Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located on Île Sainte-Hélène, 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.

Covid-19 - The river shuttle service will not be operational for the 2020 summer season.

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 and 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 multipurpose Path.

From the South Shore: take the Bike Link or the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose 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).

Covid-19 - In order to comply with the instructions of the City of Montréal in connection with public health directives, no parking is currently accessible to the general public.

Rates and parking areas

Taxibus service

You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare (ticket or OPUS card).

Schedule

September 3 to June 23
Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • The service is not offered on statutory holidays

Reservation

You need to reserve 45-to-60 minutes beforehand whenever you want to use this service : 514 273-6331 or online form

Taxibus stops

Métro Jean-Drapeau, Athletes' Quarters, La Ronde, Stewart Museum, Espace Paddock, Pavillon du Canada, Pavillon des Services and Pavillon de la Tunisie.

  • Subway
    Station
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    service
  • STM
    shuttle
  • River
    shuttle
  • Bike
    and BIXI
  • Walking
  • Parking