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Department of Patrimonial Goods

Department of Patrimonial Goods Cultural Universe of Saint Sulpice
Department of Patrimonial Goods
2065 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC

Contact: Mrs. Hélène Sicotte, Coordinator
Ph.: (514) 935-7775
Fax: (514) 935-5497
Email: ucss.biensmobiliers@sulpc.org

Patrimonial goods include the collections of works of art and patrimonial objects since the 17th century, meeting the religious and secular needs of the Sulpicians and of their institutions in the past. They include some Canadian and European objects of artistic and historical value: furniture, silverware, ceramics, textiles, works on paper, paintings, sculptures, decorative art, currency coins and commemorative medals, scientific and technology instruments, natural science collections.

Research in situ: by appointment.

Resources available:
Some items of the collections are accessible through Artefacts Canada.


The Virgin of Saint Sulpice.
Foundry of Val d'Osne (1923).

The Purgatory
, unknown.
(late 17th century - early 18th century).

Tours of the site of the Major Seminary of Montreal during the summer.

The Major Seminary of Montreal, a property of the Priests of Saint Sulpice, opens its doors to let the Montrealers and the tourists discover an oasis of history in the heart of the city that represents the Domain of the Fort of the Mountain.

The visits, lasting approximately one hour and a half, are narrated by a guide specialized in museology who will tell the visitors the whole history of the Domain.

During the tour, visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the distant past by visiting the remaining towers of the ancient Fort of the Mountain that dates back to the 17th century, the courts of the Domain, the architecture of the buildings, the pool excavated in the early 19th century and the inside of the main pavilion. Furthermore, after a brief introduction to the daily life of these places where reigns a soothing calm, all will be impressed by the magnificent chapel of the Major Seminary. Renowned as one of the works done in the Beaux-Arts style, the most accomplished of the city and for its unique appearance, the chapel, in all its simplicity, will not leave anyone indifferent.

A tower of the ancient Fort of the Mountain.

Public tours (individuals or group of 10 persons or less):
  • June, July and August
  • Tuesday to Friday: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • No reservations needed: come to the reception of the Major Seminary at the selected time
  • A voluntary contribution would be greatly appreciated.

Group tours (10 persons or more):
  • Reservations required (at least 48 hours in advance)
  • Details of timing, duration and theme to be discussed
  • Cost: $ 5.00 per person (1 free per 15 people).
It is with pleasure that we will open for you the doors of our history.
ed @ Peter Krasuski Source

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