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Book your escape to Paris in the days of Post-Impressionism!

Guidelines for visitors

Paul Signac, Saint-Tropez. Fontaine des Lices, 1895

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is delighted to be able to welcome the public back in its doors for the major exhibiton Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism: Signac and the Indépendants.

MMFA visitors and Members will be required to book a time slot for their visit by purchasing tickets online, which they can do as of now!

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Exclusive visit of the utmost in safety

The MMFA has put every measure in place to ensure visits are highly enjoyable, exclusive yet intimate, and, above all, safe. All of the recommendations of the Government of Quebec and the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) have been implemented so that the MMFA’s public feels at ease and entertained during their Museum outing.


Visitors must absolutely book their tickets online and select the date and time of their visit. Museum Members will also have to reserve their tickets online, which will be free, as visits are included in their membership.

Tickets will be date-time stamped in order to control the flow of visitors. This new rule will ensure public safety as well as allow visitors a more intimate exploration of the exhibition.

Ticket purchases and reservations as of now!

Health measures

The wearing of face coverings will be strongly recommended.

Hydroalcoholic gel will be dispensed in the entrance areas.

Course of your visit

A one-way exhibition pathway will help visitors adhere to the physical distancing measures in effect.

Audioguides will be available only on the MMFA’s mobile app and will be free of charge. Museum staff will be on hand to assist visitors and answer their questions.

The exhibition Boutique and Bookstore will be open, with a 25% discount offered to all customers on their purchases. The MMFA main Boutique and Bookshop will be open from Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The following services will not be offered: the cloakroom, on-site audioguide rentals, the restaurant and café, workshops, guided tours and educational activities.

Please note that the major exhibition Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism: Signac and the Indépendants will be the only exhibition accessible to visitors at this time. The Museum's permanent collections and cultural activities (guided tours, lectures, Family Weekends, Art Hive, Thursdays at the Museum, the Museum’s School of Art, WKSHP 15-20, and PRISM) will not be offered until further notice.

It is strongly recommended that people with reduced mobility or special needs notify the Museum of their upcoming visit. Our customer service team can be reached at 514-285-2000, seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Safety regulations for visitors

Since the works in our collection are unique, valuable and sometimes fragile, the Museum would like to remind you to observe a few guidelines.


Enjoy looking at the works on view but, unless otherwise indicated, don’t touch them! Museum galleries are equipped with electronic motion-detection and video surveillance systems.

Guidelines for visitors - Artwork
Guidelines for visitors


You may take photos for your own personal use in the galleries of the collections and some temporary exhibitions. Shooting videos or using a flash or tripod is forbidden.


You may take a medium-sized handbag into public areas and exhibition galleries. In order to protect the artworks, you must check:

  • Any bag measuring over 32 x 43 cm
  • Umbrellas
  • Rollerblades and other bulky items such as luggage may not be checked in the cloakroom

We are not responsible for lost, damaged, or unclaimed items.

Food and drink

Eating and drinking in the Museum is not allowed, except in designated restaurant areas.


  • Pencil sketching is allowed in the galleries devoted to the Museum’s collections.
  • The use of ballpoint and fountain pens, ink and watercolour is prohibited at all times.
  • Make sure you do not impede the flow of other visitors in the galleries when sketching.
  • The Museum reserves the right to review its sketching policy during peak visiting hours.

Lost and found

Should you lose something, contact customer service at 514-285-1600, option 3.

First aid

Should you not feel well, ask the nearest security guard for assistance.


Using cellphones in the Museum’s public spaces is allowed provided ringers are set to vibrate and conversations are kept low.

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