On Sunday, May 26, families will be able to visit almost all the city’s museums for free. As part of this annual event, 31 museums on the island of Montreal will open their doors to the public. Large museums such as the McCord, Redpath, and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will participate as well as many smaller museums in the West Island, Lachine, and at Parc Jean Drapeau.
Spokesperson Véronique Gosselin says it’s a great opportunity to discover some new museums. The city will be offering a free shuttle service; four different routes that will take visitors from various metro stations to the museums. Families will be able to visit the Stewart Museum and Biosphere on Île Ste. Hélène, the Musée de Lachine, the Museum of History and Heritage in Dorval, and the Stewart Hall Art Gallery in Pointe-Claire, among others, all accessible via the shuttles.
In addition to the regular exhibitions, the city will be hosting various activities. Families can watch performances set in miniature theatres and a giant puppet show as well as artists creating their paintings. “It’s a chance to discover that Montreal is a city rich culture,” Gosselin says.
There are metro maps and shuttle routes available online. Most museums will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, visit museesmontreal.org.