Montreal's museums open their doors for free today

Today is the 28th edition of Montreal Museums Day — the day when Montrealers can visit 34 of the city's museums for free.

The idea, according Pierre Wilson, the chairman of the Board of Montreal Museum Directors, is to make the city's museums better known among Montrealers — and in recent years, more than 100,000 took advantage of the day.

"It's an occasion to go to museums for free, and there are many families that are jumping on this occasion," he says.

The STM will provide a free shuttle bus service to take visitors around the city along five different routes.

The event runs from 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Board of Montreal Museum Directors' web site.

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  1. sam posted on 05/25/2014 10:47 AM
    Am I missing something? Has there been ANY advance information about the wonderful Montreal Free Museum Day in Montreal's anglophone media PRIOR to the actual day so that Montrealers would know about it and plan for it? I read the Gazette and listen to CJAD and follow online and today is the first I've heard about it. Is there advance information in the French language media? Usually I follow French Language media but I've missed the past week and a half. Has there been ANY mention in the Gazette or CJAD or any other English media PRIOR to today?
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