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Montreal Museums Pass gives visitors free admission to 35 Montreal museums, major attractions and Montreal public transit for three consecutive days for $50, including taxes. Transportation on the Montreal subway, buses and line 747 express airport shuttles is included in the museum transit pass.

For $45, visitors who prefer to walk, cycle or drive between museums can buy a three-day Montreal Museums Pass, without public transit, on the Societe de transport de Montreal (STM).

You can also buy an annual Montreal Museums Pass for $200, including taxes. The one-year pass allows two admissions to each museum.

Montreal museums

The 35 museums participating this year are: Avataq Cultural Institute, Montreal Biodome, Environment Canada's Biosphere, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Centre d'histoire de Montreal, Cinematheque Quebecoise, Ecomusee du fier monde, Exhibition Centre La Prison des Patriotes, Grande Bibliotheque and the Montreal Archives Centre, Montreal Holocaust Memorial Museum, Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Montreal Botanical Garden, Montreal Insectarium, Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site of Canada, Sir George Etienne Cartier National Historic Site of Canada, Montreal History Centre, Maison Saint Gabriel, Musee de Lachine, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musee des Hospitalieres de l'Hotel-Dieu de Montreal, Sisters of Sainte Anne Historic Centre, Old Village of Sault au Recollet, Darling Foundry, Musee des maitres et artisans du Quebec, Chateau Dufresne Museum, Montreal Science Centre, Chateau Ramezay Museum, Stewart Museum, Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum, McCord Museum of Canadian History, Redpath Museum, Montreal Planetarium, Pointe a Calliere, University of Montreal Exposition Centre, and DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art.

Museum Pass discounts

Gift shops at Espace Verre and the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art offer discounts to Montreal Museum Pass holders. In addition, pass holders receive discounts on Guidatours, glass workshops at Espace Verre and Tour Olympique guided tour packages.

Everyone who buys a Montreal Museum Pass receives a free Montreal Museums Magazine.

Where to buy Montreal Museums Passes

You can buy the Montreal Museums Pass year-round at most participating museums, at the downtown (Exploratours) and Old-Montreal tourist information centers, at several Montreal hotels, inns and B&Bs, from travel agents and online from La Vitrine and the Montreal Museums website.

The Board of Montreal Museum Directors website provides information on participating museums, current exhibitions and activities, how to get to the museums, opening hours and maps showing Montreal Museum locations.

Montreal Museums Day

On the last Sunday in May, visitors receive free museum admission and free shuttle bus service to 32 museums. Programs include guided tours, theatrical skits, children's workshops, exhibitions, and talks with artists and craftspeople.

Participants can view historic buildings, natural sites, contemporary architectural monuments and art, crafts and films.

Montreal hotel museum packages

The Montreal Museums Pass was launched in 1994, redesigned in 2004 and has been available every year since then.

Several Montreal hotels offer packages that include Montreal Museum Passes. They include Auberge Carre St Louis, Auberge Le Pomerol, Le Square Phillips Hotel and L'Appartement Hotel.