Sunday, May 29 will be the 30th anniversary of Montréal Museums Day. This essential springtime event is organized by the Montréal Museums Society and presented by Québecor in co-operation
with the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and several other partners. Free shuttles will be running on five routes specially designed for the event, taking visitors to the 36 participating museums including The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
30 YEARS, 30 AMBASSADORS
Thirty ambassadors are saluting the city’s museums to mark the 30th Montréal Museums Day – along with the organization representing Montréal museums. For the first edition of this special event organized by the Board of Montréal Museum Directors (now the MMS), back in 1987, four STM buses shuttled visitors to 11 museums. Today, a fleet of 38 buses will be criss-crossing Montréal en route to no fewer than 36 participating museums. “Year after year, this key event is always a great success,” says Manon Lapointe, Executive Director of the MMS.
FIVE STM SHUTTLE ROUTES AND FREE BIXIS ALL DAY LONG
The meeting point for the shuttle buses provided free of charge by the STM will be on the Promenade des Artistes, in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles. The buses will run continuously from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last departure from the Promenade des Artistes).
Bike-riding visitors are sure to appreciate the new offer from BIXI. With this Montréal Museums Day, BIXI will be introducing “Free BIXI Sundays”! BIXI stations near museums are shown with a special symbol in the MMD brochure. See the BIXI website for complete details.
The complete program is available online at museesmtl.org. The Musées MTL iPhone app also lists the participating museums with “MMD”.