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Musee des Hospitalieres de I'Hotel-Dieu de Montreal

201 av. des Pins Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1R5, Canada
+1 514-849-2919
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Not all that interesting

Went with a friend, we are both in the medical field so thought it would be interesting. We were... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Thunder Bay, Canada
via mobile
Quirky and interesting

The museum focuses on nursing and medicine. The tour guides were very well trained and... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Barbara F
Cerritos, California
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The Musee des Hospitalieres de l’Hotel-Dieu de Montreal houses unique heritage that presents Montreal’s history from its very earliest days and its founding by Jeanne Mance, alongside Paul de Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve, as well as the story of the founding of the Hotel-Dieu by Jeanne Mance, Canada’s first lay nurse, the history of the Hospitallers of Saint Joseph and their mission of caring for the sick, and an overview of the evolution of health care and medicine.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
13 Oct 2016
“Not all that interesting”
26 Jul 2016
“Quirky and interesting”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
201 av. des Pins Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1R5, Canada
Parc du Mont-Royal
+1 514-849-2919
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Went with a friend, we are both in the medical field so thought it would be interesting. We were disappointed. If you are more interested in the founding of Montreal it might be a good place to visit. There were a few artifacts - nothing...More

Thank sfseibel
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The museum focuses on nursing and medicine. The tour guides were very well trained and enthusiastic. The place was almost empty when we were there which was pleasant. The exhibits were well done.

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 26 April 2016

..rebuilt after uit was found abandoned in a WaREHOUSE ON DE lA Commune in Old Montreal, it is said to have been used by Maisonneuve, one of the Founders of Ville Marie (that became Montreal)..Jeanne Mance was the Sister that started the Grey Nuns that...More

1  Thank Andre E
Reviewed 29 August 2014

We went to this museum because it was close to where we ate lunch (Schwartz's) and I have an interest in medical history. The exhibit focused not only on the history of the religious order and the hospital, but also on the history of Montreal....More

1  Thank Susan C
Reviewed 28 May 2014

As my wife is a nurse, I thought this Hospital Museum might be interesting. Tucked right off Sherbrooke and accessible by bus, the museum is worthwhile if you have any interest in medicine or Catholicism. The commitment of the hotel's (hospital) founders is impressive and...More

Thank bahiadreaming
Reviewed 20 May 2014

This small museum is off the beaten path and easy to miss. It is in a small building that is beautiful. There is lots of interesting history here although it is primarily in French. It helps if you can read French. The woman working there...More

Thank TravelerSHL
Reviewed 19 August 2009

I think it is worth the trip to this neighbourhood to see McGill and the architecture of the Hotel-Dieu. It is a very small museum so I don't think it is good value unless you have a Montreal Museum Pass. The main lobby has a...More

3  Thank 4seasonscentre
Parc du Mont-Royal
Montreal was named for this hilly highland, where the
tallest spot in the city overlooks its most extensive
parkland. The greenspace of Parc du Mont-Royal is an
outdoorsman's dream, with hiking trails and nature
walks that cater to every season and level of athlete.
In the winter, cross-country skiers, tobogganers, and
ice skaters don their equipment by Beaver Lake and its
pavilion, while the warmer months bring families and
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