The Stewart Museum, a private, non-profit history museum, was founded in 1955 by philanthropist David M. Stewart. The institution holds a unique collection of nearly 27,000 artefacts, archival documents and rare books that show the European presence in New France and North America up to the present. The Museum’s main mission: to conserve and exhibit these objects, which relate to the voyages, scientific advances, feats of arms, beliefs and daily life of our ancestors. This Montreal organization is located at Parc Jean-Drapeau, in the arsenal of the British fortified depot on Île Sainte-Hélène, a 19th-century military construction registered in the Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec.
- Follow the footsteps of your ancestors, from the First Peoples to the Patriotes, through the great explorations and daily life in the colony. History and Memory exhibition features nearly 500 artifacts associated with key periods in Quebec's history.
- Admire the know-how of cartographers and gunsmiths or the creativity of artisans from the past in thematic exhibitions that tap into the Museum's rich collection.
- Immerse yourself in the 18th-century Montréal! Its streets, buildings, people and historical figures come alive in the award-winning interactive model Montréal, fortified city.