Experience fine arts in all forms at the city’s largest and the country’s most visited museum, where an encyclopedic collection of tens of thousands of works spanning centuries is spread out over five pavilions. Founded in 1860, the museum has since grown to include its own cinema, concert hall and outdoor installations. Check out Dale Chihuly’s 1,347-piece glass sculpture of the sun on its front steps or Jim Dine’s red-bronze Twin 6’ Hearts across the street for a photo op.
Whether you're looking to shake your weekend plans up or you're coming in from out of town for the first time, consider a visit to one of the best museums in Montreal. It’s one of the most popular things to do with kids in Montreal, and of all this city’s best attractions, a museum visit gives you an inclusive taste of the local culture—especially when it’s coupled with one of the best walking tours in Montreal. With over 40 museums, there’s a lot to discover, so use this curated list of only the most excellent places in town and make sure your next excursion gets off on the right foot. Who knows? You might learn a thing or two.
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