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Stories, Myths and Legends

This tour offers you a foray into the fascinating world of the enthralling stories related to artworks in our collection, true testaments of cultural heritage from here and beyond.


The class goes to the Museum.

Duration Cost
120 min $280/class*

The class meets with a mediator virtually.

Duration Cost
One period $240/class*

A mediator comes to your classroom to carry out an activity.
Certain conditions apply.

Duration Cost
One period $280/class*

* Subject to change


How to plan you visit

Raise students’ awareness about

  • The oral tradition and narrative
  • The values and traditions associated with stories
  • Depictions of the divine and mythical or supernatural beings
Creative activity

  • In person: illustration (printmaking) of a real or invented family story
  • In class or online: a print (using foam) of a scene from a story

Social sciences
Knowledge related to the diversity of societies and their territories

Identify some of the characteristics of legends

10 min
A word-of-mouth story
There are stories and legends that are part of our popular culture, known to many and performed or adapted many times (for example, “The Little Mermaid”). Ask children to take turns telling a story or legend that they have chosen together as a team. If students don’t know the story, ask them to make it up as they go along, with each student in turn picking it up where another has left off.
Conclude by explaining that oral traditions constantly change.

To delve further into this topic

We invite you to go to the EducArt platform to hear Inuit artist Mattiusi Iyaituk speak about how his mother’s stories had an impact on his work.

Planning your visit


The group entrance is located at 2075 Bishop Street.

School bus

If you are coming by school bus, allow extra time for potential traffic congestion.

Métro station

The Museum is a 5-minute walk from the Guy-Concordia Métro station (Guy exit).

Allow sufficient time

Allow approximately 30 minutes for students to be greeted at the entrance, to go to the cloakroom and washroom, and to be divided into groups.


To facilitate movement through the galleries and ensure that everyone gets a good view of the works, each class will be divided into two subgroups composed of a maximum of 15 students (11 for preschool groups). The class will regroup afterward in the workshop, if applicable.

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