What to know before you visit
We are not a traditional museum – please read more to understand how to plan the best visit for your interests and needs.
Our Museum hosts a small art gallery, Fletchers—our food space and café, and dozens of cultural events year-round.
If you are visiting for the first time, the most popular way to experience us is through our walking tours.
First time visitors
Please note that we do not have a physical collection. If you have not booked a tour or are not attending an event, please plan on a 20 to 30 minute visit, where you will be able to enjoy a free small exhibition, our boutique, or a bite at our cafe.
Our Museum at 4040 St. Laurent is free to enter and open to the public during museum hours.
Tour ticket prices are as follows:
$55 AGES 14–17
$35 AGES 6–13
AGES 0–5 ARE FREE
HISTORIC BUILDING & WALKING TOURS
$10 AGES 13–17
$6 AGES 8–12
AGES 0–7 ARE FREE
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm
How to find us
We are located at 4040 Boulevard Saint-Laurent on “The Main”, a National Historic site of Canada.
- Bus routes: 55 North bus (Saint-Laurent / Duluth stop), 55 South (Saint-Urbain / Duluth) 80 north or south (Parc / Monument to Sir George-Étienne Cartier stop), 29 west (Rachel / Saint-Laurent stop)
- Closest metro stations: 15 minute walk from Metro Mont-Royal or Metro Sherbrooke
- Parking: The Museum of Jewish Montreal does not offer onsite parking. Metered street parking is available, but limited. Please allow plenty of additional time to find parking if you require it.
- The Museum of Jewish Montreal is wheelchair accessible. There are not automatic door openers but a Museum staff can assist any visitors entering the building.
- Tours can generally be made to accommodate different mobility and accessibility needs. Please inform the Museum of any relevant accessibility needs upon booking your tours.
- Note that Montreal’s sidewalks and roads are often under construction, which can further impact accessing our walking tours.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Museum?
The Museum is located at 4040 St. Laurent.
Where is your collection?
Our space at 4040 St. Laurent does not house a physical collection. Our extensive virtual collection is accessible through our research website.
Do I need to purchase a ticket to access the Museum?
No, entry to the Museum if free of charge. However, tickets need to be purchased for tours.
How much time should I expect to spend at the Museum?
Our walking tours are 1.5 to 2 hours long. If not attending a tour, you can expect to spend 20-30 minutes at the Museum to see our gallery and browse our boutique. Feel free to stay longer and have a bite to eat at Fletchers.
Do I have to take a tour to visit the Museum?
You do not have to purchase a tour ticket to enter the Museum space. You can expect to spend 20-30 minutes at the Museum to see our gallery, browse our boutique or have a bite to eat at Fletchers.
Do you offer seniors discounts?
All adult tour tickets are the same price. We do not offer seniors discounts. See our tour prices here.
Which tour is the best?
That depends on what interests you! Each of our tours explores different time periods and themes. If you prefer a tour with less walking and more time indoors we recommend Inside the Garment Factory. If you are interested in Montreal’s cultural, political and literary history, then In the Shadow of the Mountain or Rabbis, Writers and Radicals are great options! If you are looking for an introduction to Montreal’s Jewish History, Making their Mark is a great place to start. Our most popular tour with families is Beyond the Bagel, great for those with big appetites and a hunger for knowledge!
Can I request custom tour routes, special stops on a tour, or a general tour of a district?
No, we only offer the tours viewable on our website.
I prefer to go at my own pace, do you have any self-guided tours?
No, we do not offer self-guided tours.
Do you offer car or bus tours?
No, for safety and insurance reasons our guides cannot lead tours from vehicles. We are happy to recommend local bus tours.
Can you combine tours?
No, our tours follow a meticulously researched and created narrative and route, linking stories with historic sites and buildings.
Why are there no tours available 6 months from now?
Tours are generally scheduled 2-3 months in advance. Private tours can be booked ahead of time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The tour I want to take is not available on the day I want to visit, why?
Can I still book a tour if it is past the tour cutoff time?
You cannot book a tour if the ticket sales cutoff time has passed. Cutoff times vary by season, please check the tours page for the current cutoff time. Please note that Beyond the Bagel food tour tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance year-round.
Where do tours start and end?
Most of our Tours start and end at the Museum, with the exception of Beyond the Bagel (starts outside The Rialto Theatre at 5723 Park Ave corner rue Bernard Ouest), Rabbis, Writers and Radicals (ends at the intersection of Avenue Fairmount and Clark Street), and Sephardic Spaces (which takes place in the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood). Visit the “Where to Meet” section on each tour page to see start and end points.
Where can I park?
Is Fletchers, the Museum’s café, kosher?
Fletchers is a dairy-only vegetarian establishment, however we are not certified kosher.
Where can I eat nearby?
Our café Fletchers serves all day breakfast and lunch options. Please note that our kitchen closes at 4pm during the week, and brunch service on weekends closes at 3pm. For a Montreal smoked meat sandwich you can visit Schwartz’s Deli or The Main just down the street. We are also happy to provide recommendations when you visit. The closest kosher establishments are about a 30 minute walk away in the Mile-End/Outremont.
Are your tours suitable for young children and teenagers?
That depends! Teenagers and children of all ages are welcome on our tours, however our tours can last upwards of 2 hours and are historical in nature, which some kids love and some kids don’t.
Can I tip my tour guide?
As a not-for-profit charitable corporation, our guides do not accept tips for their tours. If you enjoyed your experience, please consider instead leaving your tip in our donation box. All gifts will help us continue our important work researching Montreal’s Jewish history and creating new cultural experiences for the public.
What is your tour cancellation policy?
- Tours will run rain or shine, unless there are severe weather conditions.
- Tour ticket exchanges must be requested 48 hours in advance.
- Only cancellations made 24 hours in advance of tours will be refunded.
- Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will only be refunded in the event of severe weather conditions or in the presence of lightning.
- Please contact us at email@example.com for our private and group tours cancellation policy.