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donation and volunteering

Donation of Money

Donation of Money

Fundraising Campaign

© Château Ramezay – Musée et site historique de Montréal Your donation to the Château Ramezay's fundraising campaign will help us continue to offer our education and preservation programs to museum-goers of all ages.

In 1893, the Montréal Numismatic and Antiquarian Society stepped in to save the Château from demolition, promising to turn it into a museum. The Chateau Ramezay Museum opened its doors just two years later, in 1895. The oldest private Museum in the province of Québec has been a non-profit organization ever since. Today, the Museum is 80 % self-financing, thanks to our valued partners - companies and private citizens such as yourselves - who believe in cherishing and protecting our collective heritage.

The Museum hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions which provide a multimedia experience in six languages, in addition to educational programs for school groups and French-language students, in accordance with the Québec Ministry of Education.

Why not make a donation today?

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Planned Giving

For over 120 years, the Château Ramezay - Historic Site and Museum of Montréal, has been presenting historical exhibitions and organizing cultural and educational activities.

Type of planned giving :

  • Gift by bequest
  • Gift of securities
  • Gift of life insurance
  • Gift-in-kind
  • Gift of annuity and charitable remainder of a trust

For more information about planned giving, click on the following link :  Planned Giving

Last Campaign Donators

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Major partner :


Julie Desjardins, Administrative Assistant
Phone : 514 861-3708 ext. 226 | Fax : 514 861-8317

Donation of Objects

Donations of Objects © Château Ramezay – Musée et site historique de Montréal     

One mission of the Château Ramezay is to preserve the heritage of Montréal. To do so, it continually enhances its collections through donations of objects from generous patrons. However, in order to be added to the Château’s collections, these objects must meet specific criteria.                       

  • They must be related to the history of Montréal, Québec or Canada.
  • They must correspond to the Château’s goals.
  • They must correspond to the areas of the Château’s collection.
  • The Château only accepts gifts and does not have a mandate to assess the monetary value of objects.


Christine Brisson, Registrar and Exhibition Coordinator
Phone : 514 861-3708 ext. 230 | Fax : 514 861-8317

Donation of your Time

Donation of your Time

Are you interested in a volunteer experience that will offer you the opportunity to share your interest in history? Would you like to be a part of a group of motivated and enthusiastic people?

Then volunteering at the Château Ramezay Historic Site and Museum is for you.

Volunteers help the Museum provide an activity based school program for children, guided tours for tourists, booked tours for groups such as older ESL students, as well as special activities for the public.

In return for your time and commitment you can:

  • Learn new skills 
  • Build new relationships
  • Expand your knowledge of history
  • Make history come alive for children and adults


You must be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Able to communicate effectively in English


No guiding experience is required but you should enjoy acquiring knowledge and communicating with the public.

Volunteer Opportunities

All volunteer opportunities involve guiding and other activities for the public.

  • Weekday program for elementary schools (Tuesday and/or Thursday)
  • Weekend tours for tourists (September to June)
  • Booked tours (ESL classes, high schools, cruise and corporate groups)
  • Summer tours for tourists (weekends or weekdays)

Volunteers also help with special activities for the public such as Museums Day, and Christmas and spring break events.


You are expected to commit to two days of volunteering per month (or more if you would like to).

Application Process

Prospective volunteers are asked to attend an Open House (September and January) and complete an application at that time. There will also be a brief interview at the Open House.

Note: The English Speaking Guides Association reserves the right to accept or decline membership.


A 10 session training course is provided, scheduled on Thursday afternoons. Usually the course is offered after each Open House, in the fall and in the winter. Part of the training is observing experienced guides before guiding independently.

In addition to the formal training, the museum sponsors lectures during the year for all guides and the guiding associations organize visits to other museums.

Join our Team

Volunteers have been at the heart of the museum since its establishment in 1895. The Association of English Speaking Guides has supported the museum for many years.

The museum recognizes the efforts of its volunteers and hosts various events to demonstrate their appreciation.

Join our team for a rewarding and interesting experience. Come volunteer with us to learn and to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with our visitors.

For more Information:

Frequently Asked Questions

Other questions? Come to the Open House that will take place on September 26, 2016. Another Open House will take place in January.


Louise Brazeau, Head - Education and Promotion
Phone: 514 861-3708 ext. 229 | Fax: 514 861-8317