© Château Ramezay - Historic site and museum of Montreal, photo : Michel Pinault




The Château Ramezay's rich collections are exceptional witnesses of our history. They include some 30,000 objects in the following categories:

Art Collection

This collection includes more than 2,000 drawings, prints, paintings and etchings representing Canadian landscapes and portraits of influential people in the history of our country. Most of the major artists who have worked in Montréal are represented.

Amerindian Ethnological Collection

This collection of more than 700 objects includes, among others, artefacts from important archaeological digs such as the Lanoraie and Dawson sites. It also includes items from every region of Canada, from the Laurentian valley to the Pacific coast.

Quebec Ethnological collection

Including more than 2,000 objects, this collection marvellously illustrates the daily lives of Canadians in the 18th and 19th centuries. The P. P. Martin fond, with more than 600 objects, speaks of the private and business life of a rich Montréal merchant at the end of the 19th century.

Numismatic collection

From the Saint-Louis Cross to trade medals, this collection exceeds 8,000 items. It also includes numerous numismatic items from Canada and various countries.


With more than 13,000 titles, this collection includes many examples of Canadiana, novels, essays, old magazines and journals. The manuscript archive includes some 4,000 items, which are mostly kept at the Archives nationales du Québec in Montréal.

Photographic collection

More than 2,000 photographs illustrate the daily lives of Montrealers. From the Notman Studios to the anonymous photographer, these documents are unique witnesses to the activities of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Christine Brisson, Head – Collections and Exhibitions

Judith Berlyn, Archivist | Librarian  
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