Most visited museums in Montreal

Montreal at night


Being the second largest city in Canada, Montreal is a fabulous travel destination spot that makes the best out of its cultural, historical and architectural complexity. Having a number of important and interesting museums, the city is a melting pot of traditional and contemporary art. Montreal has a vast array of indoor and outdoor activities to keep you occupied all day long. Here you will find the most visited museums in Montreal, however note they are just some of them, the city has much more, which are on the list with the worth see museums.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal)

The museum is home for collections and ethnographic objects. It hosts famous 19th century paintings, prints and drawings. The major traveling shows presented are known as the highlights of the Fine Art Museum. Due to its unique encyclopedic collection, its complex exhibition of fine art, film, fashion music and design, the museum has the highest attendance rates among the museums in Canada.

Modern art museum, the Musée d’art contemporain

Musée d'art contemporain


Montreal’s modern art museum, the Musée d’art contemporain presents works from 1940 onwards. The shows of the contemporary artists keep the visitor’s interests for the works of contemporary arts. The visitors can browse from the bookstore and drink a coffee on the premises. The museum is devoted to performing and visual arts collecting contemporary paintings, photographs and sculptures etc. A special feature of the museum is the activities of the contemporary art and multimedia events: live performances, experimental theater and contemporary music, film and video.

Canadian Centre for Architecture

The Centre Canadien de L’architecture is a fascinating museum of extensive collections, exhibitions and research opportunities. The design of the CCA building becomes a landmark of Montreal by hosting exhibition galleries, theater, and bookstore and study center. Its garden which combines sculpture and public space is a famous travel destination spot is Montreal.

Pointe-à-Callière Museum

Pointe-à-Callière Museum is a history and archaeology museum preserving the walls of the original European structures built in Montreal to educate visitors about the city of Montreal. There are always exhibitions on the origins of the city of Montreal and it also hosts shows with historical connections such as 18th century style public market with the local specialities and handmade products. The costumed soldiers contribute to the historical atmosphere dating back for centuries.

McCord Museum

 Musée McCord,Montréal


Located in the center of Montreal it is home for the finest historical collections of North America including collection of clothing, worn in Canada in the earlier centuries, photographs, painting, prints and drawings, ethnological and archaeological objects etc. The museum offers a waste array of programs and activities for children, for families and adults as well.

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