Visitor's Guide: Plan your visit at the McCord Stewart Museum

Plan Your Visit


Visitor’s Guide

We look forward to seeing you at the Museum! Consult this guide to prepare for your visit.

  1. Before your visit to the Museum
  2. During your visit to the Museum
  3. After your visit to the Museum

Before your visit to the Museum

Preventive Measures

Learn about preventive measures put in place by the Museum against COVID-19.
Please do not visit the Museum if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

Online Ticketing

Use the online ticketing system to buy your ticket to the Museum and select the date of your visit. We also recommend that Museum Members reserve their spot. 


Have your headphones ready and charge your cell phone battery! Content for the permanent exhibition Indigenous Voices of Today: Knowledge, Trauma, Resilience is available on our microsite for mobile devices. This platform gives you access to multimedia content available on shared devices in the exhibition hall.

Make sure you can read the QR codes with your mobile device, they’re a tool for you to access this website.

  • iPhone: Normally, your cell phone is already configured to read them with your camera.
  • Android: If your cell phone isn’t already configured, you can download an app with this feature. Here are some examples: Kaspersky, NeoReader, Bar-Code reader.

Go Green

  • Privilege public transit and active transportation, as the Museum is located in downtown Montreal, across the street from McGill University. There is no reserved parking for Museum visitors.
    The Museum is served by the McGill metro station (green line) and the 24 bus on Sherbrooke Street West. Bike parking is available on Victoria Street.
  • Remember to bring your reusable cup for a coffee to go at Café Notman. The Café also has a fresh menu with healthy, local produce.
    To make a reservation, call us at 514 861-6701, ext. 1306. Important notice: We do not take cash. Payment by card only. 
  • Bring your water bottle. There’s a fountain on level V of the Museum where you can fill it. 
  • Use Tourisme Montréal’s calculator to assess the carbon footprint of your stay in Montreal. You can offset it with a donation if you wish. 

During your visit to the Museum

Be sure you arrive at the time indicated on your ticket. The Museum cannot guarantee access to latecomers.

Safety Instructions

For everyone’s safety, please follow these instructions:

  • Wash your hands at the sanitation stations located at the entrance and exit of the Museum as well as the entrances and exits of the exhibition halls.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.

Go Green

Remember to return your badge when you leave.

Visitor Services in the Museum

Our cultural mediators are available to answer your questions about the exhibitions. Don’t hesitate to speak with them!

Practical information

  • The Museum Boutique and Café Notman are open!
  • A self-service and unsecured cloakroom is available to visitors.
    Visitors may also keep their coats to explore the museum and its exhibitions.

After your visit to the Museum

  • Help us improve the Museum experience by filling out the survey you will receive by email after your visit.
  • Did you take any pictures while you were at the Museum?
    Share your best moments on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. #McCordStewartMuseum @museemccordstewart
  • You can also share your comments on Google or Trip Advisor!

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Online Tickets

Reserve a ticket ahead of time to visit current exhibitions and take part in activities.


Preventive measures

The Museum staff is ready to offer a safe, pleasant, entertaining experience to all Montrealers!

Learn more

Become a Member

Enjoy unlimited access to the Museum, get 10% off all purchases at the Boutique and at the Café Notman, and much more!

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