ACCESSIBILITY

We are committed to providing you with a memorable experience. Tailoring and improving our offer is at the heart of our philosophy.

PARTIALLY ACCESSIBLE INSTALLATIONS

In order to offer you a memorable experience, we invite you to let us know your particular needs before your visit, either by writing to us at info@msgmusee.ca or by calling us during opening hours.

ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES OF THE PREMISES

Maison Saint-Gabriel is a jewel of rural architecture from the 17th century. As building standards were different at the time, the house is only partially accessible for people with reduced mobility or who need assistance. Unfortunately, the house is not accessible to people who need a wheelchair to get around.

The Catherine-Crolo reception pavilion has a fixed access ramp (124 cm wide) leading to an automatic door opener. The pavilion houses the ticket office, toilets, and gift shop, as well as a multi-purpose room.

Maison Saint-Gabriel has KÉROUL accreditation for people with reduced mobility who are accompanied. Consult the list of accessibility features.

PAVILLON CATHERINE-CROLO | ACCESSIBLE

  • The driveway leading to the entrance is paved.
  • A fixed access ramp leads to the entrance door, which is equipped with an automatic door opener.
  • The reception, ticket office, shop, toilets, and terrace are located in the pavilion.

ACCESSIBLE SHOP

The shop has been adapted for disabled visitors.There is plenty of space for wheelchairs.

ACCESSIBLE TERRACE

  • The terrace has been adapted for disabled visitors.
  • Access is via the shop, but the door does not have an automatic opening mechanism.
  • A removable access ramp to cross the threshold is available on request.
  • The clearance under the tables is more than 68.5 cm.
  • To access the terrace from outside or to return to the shop, there are 3 steps to climb.

SALLE DES MÉTAYÈRES | ACCESSIBLE

  • Our multifunctional hall is accessible and designed for people with reduced mobility.
  • For shows and cultural activities, the hall can be adapted to accommodate wheelchair users.

MUSEUM | PARTIALLY ACCESSIBLE

  • The entrance door to the house is 78 cm wide.
  • The entrance also has a 7 cm landing and a 12 cm threshold.
  • Inside the house, there are 8 cm thresholds and a 71 cm door frame.
  • Removable ramps with a maximum slope of 1:12 (8%), a maximum threshold of 1.3 cm, and a minimum width of 87 cm can be installed on request a few days before the visit.
  • The stairs leading to the attic and cellar are very narrow and must be climbed without assistance.Benches are available in each room ;
  • It is not possible to access the museum using a wheelchair.

GUIDED TOUR | PARTIAL

  • Allow around 30 minutes for this partial tour.
  • Discover the common room, the kitchen, and the living room, the three rooms on the ground floor.
  • Complete your experience by consulting the audio guide on your mobile phone or tablet.
  • In summer, opt for a bench in the gardens or the comfort of the Catherine-Crolo pavilion.
  • The audioguide allows you to visit other rooms in the house that are not accessible.

GUIDED TOUR | ADAPTED TO THE GROUP

  • We invite you to specify the particular needs of your group at the time of booking so that we can adapt the tour.
  • Hearing-impaired visitors can be accompanied by their guide-interpreter.

PARTIALLY ACCESSIBLE SITE

  • The site’s information panels are partially accessible (4/7).
  • The digital tours of the gardens and attractions on the site can be accessed using a QR code displayed on several information panels.

JARDIN DES MÉTAYÈRES | ACCESSIBLE

The Jardin des métayères is criss-crossed by a flat pathway with a plain stone surface, making it easy to manoeuvre with a wheelchair.

 

POTAGER ANCESTRAL | PARTIALLY ACCESSIBLE

  • The path leading to the ancestral garden is slightly sloping and made up of “garden step”-style stones and beaten earth. Access is restricted.
  • The footpath is flat and grassy.
  • Park benches are available.

JARDIN DES ORIGINES | PARTIALLY ACCESSIBLE

  • The footpath is flat and paved with individual stones that go around the garden.
  • Towards the centre of the garden, the stone paths are narrow and sloping.

Poetry Trail | PARTIALLY ACCESSIBLE

This footpath is slightly sloping and made up of stones, clay, and grass.

 

DIGITAL EXPERIENCE | PARTIALLY ACCESSIBLE

These trails allow you to immerse yourself in 17th-century New France using your smartphone or tablet.

When you leave the reception pavilion, follow the cobblestone pathway to the museum site and gardens.

  • From cellar to attic

It was a great way to discover the way of life of the people who lived in this former farmhouse for over three centuries. Historical anecdotes, the origins of common expressions, and funny facts are presented by the character of Joachim Crête.

  • Horticultural tour

Discover the evolution of farming from the French Regime to the 20th century. Find out more about how plants were used to treat illnesses and the lifestyles of the first settlers.

  • The site trail

This trail highlights the site’s most attractive features. Learn more about the built heritage of the French Regime and the horticultural traditions of the period.

  • The audioguides for the Jardin des Origines and the Ferme de la Pointe are available by scanning the QR code located at the entrance to the reception pavilion.

GROUP RESERVATIONS AND PRICING

Our group rates apply to a minimum of 15 people.

Adults: $12
Children: $7

GOOD TO KNOW

Accompanying persons

  • Accompanying persons with disabilities (visual, hearing, motor, intellectual, or physical) are entitled to free admission on presentation of the Carte accompagnement loisir (CAL) or Access 2 at the museum reception desk.
  • The accompanying person must first obtain a pass from our time-stamped ticket office.

 

Assistance animals

Guide and assistance dogs are allowed in public areas and exhibition halls. A signed medical certificate or proof that the animal has been trained by a recognised institution (e.g., Mira, Leaders Dogs for the Blind, etc.) must be presented at reception. Owners are responsible for their animals’s behaviour. The museum reserves the right to ask them to leave the museum if safety instructions are not followed.

 

PARKING

A parking space reserved for persons holding a sticker issued by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec is located near the reception pavilion on Place Dublin.

Maison Saint-Gabriel is partially accessible to people with disabilities and has KÉROUL accreditation for accompanied people with reduced mobility. Plan your visit by consulting the list of accessibility features at Maison Saint-Gabriel.

Come and take a partial guided tour of the oldest example of rural architecture in Montreal!

Your guide, dressed in period costume, will tell you about the daily lives of the people who lived in this former farmhouse. Acquired by Marguerite Bourgeoys in 1668, it was home to the King’s Wards. You’ll fall under its spell.

 

As you explore the themed gardens, discover the evolution of farming from the French Regime to the 20th century.

Learn more about how plants were used to treat illnesses and the lifestyles of the first settlers. Admire the native plantations as your guide discusses the influence of the terroir on the diet of our ancestors. Finally, learn about the horticultural ingenuity of Aboriginal women as your guide leads you to the Garden of Origins.

Discover our museum and its historic site thanks to our newdigital experience.

Now you can explore at your own pace using your smartphone and headphones.

There are a number of options available to you. Choose your tour according to your interests.

Three routes to discover the house, gardens and attractions