Musée Holocauste Montréal

  • Montreal Holocaust Museum
  • Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
  • Centre commémoratif de l’Holocauste de Montréal


5151, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine / Cote Ste. Catherine Road 5151
H3W 1M6


+514 345 2605

Mandates/Sources of Authority

The Montreal Holocaust Museum is a non-profit organisation and a recognised charity. The MHM is managed by a Board of Directors, which is responsible for the organisation’s strategic orientations and policies. The Board and the Museum plan their actions on a tri-annual basis in order to accomplish their objectives.

  • To sensitise people of all ages and backgrounds to the Holocaust through commemorative events, survivor testimonies, educational programs and a museum
  • To provide the tools to fight racism and promote respect and human dignity
  • To present opportunities for intercultural understanding
  • To promote educational programs and activities

Records Management and Collecting Policies

The Montreal Holocaust Museum’s collections are unique in Canada. The collections, both tangible and intangible, offer significant insight into the experiences of Jewish communities in Europe and North Africa, with a particular focus on the Holocaust survivors and their families who built new lives in Montreal.

The material collection consists of 12,749 items in the following categories: text documents (51%), graphic items and maps (37%), objects (11%) and audio recordings (1%). These can be further divided into personal objects, toys and games for children and adolescents, books, print material, pamphlets, advertisements, newspaper articles, personal documents, historical films, personal testimonies, furniture, architectural fragments, mock-ups, photographs, photo albums, and textiles.

The oral history collection contains 880 digitized and catalogued testimonies. The interviewees are primarily Holocaust survivors from European countries, as well as some North-African countries, who immigrated to Montreal and other parts of Canada. Some of the witnesses are also rescuers and World War II veterans. Recorded between 1994 and 2022, these eye-witness accounts are divided into four special collections: 66 interviews recorded by the Canadian Jewish Congress (mostly done in 1981); 108 interviews recorded by the McGill University Living Testimonies Project (most done during the 1990s), 31 interviews recorded by the Jewish Working Group of the Concordia Life Stories Project (from 2009-2011), and 670 interviews recorded by the Montreal Holocaust Museum beginning in 1991 and still ongoing.

Opening Times

Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm

Friday: 10 am - *

Saturday Closed

Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

Please book your tickets online before visiting.

*Friday closing hours vary


The Montreal Holocaust Museum is wheelchair-accessible. The entry to the building has an access ramp and the Museum is equipped with an elevator to facilitate access to both floors of the exhibition.

Everyone is welcome at the Montreal Holocaust Museum. The Museum can be adapted to various needs: Click here to download a sensory map of the permanent exhibit that was created for a special event on February 3, 2019.


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