Located in Montreal’s Eaton Centre, the Grévin Wax Museum (Musée Grévin) features 120 lifelike figures with a focus on Hollywood stars, Canadian celebrities, and world icons, from Tom Hanks to Celine Dion. With eight themed rooms, plenty of photo opportunities, and an on-site café, the museum is a popular choice for families.
Visits to the Grévin Wax Museum Montreal are self-guided, which allows visitors to explore and take photos at their own pace. The museum has eight themed rooms, including Belmont Park, a 1920s-inspired room; The Ballroom, packed with former and current A-list celebrities; Sports Temple, a showcase of Canada’s most iconic hockey players; and Behind the Scenes, which offers an inside look at wax-figure construction. Audio tours are available for a small fee.
If you plan on sightseeing in Montreal, you can save money with Tourisme Montréal’s attractions pass, which grants access to the wax museum in addition to a range of city highlights, including the Montreal Biodome and Saint Joseph’s Oratory.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Grévin Wax Museum is a must for families.
- Exhibit information is written in both English and French.
- Buy an admission ticket online in advance to receive a discount and breeze past the ticket booth.
- Café Grévin, located just outside the museum, offers drinks, pastries, and seasonal entrées.
- The museum is wheelchair accessible and offers free Wi-Fi.
- Check the museum’s website for maintenance and holiday closures.
How to Get There
Located in Downtown Montreal on the fifth floor of the Eaton Centre, the Grévin Wax Museum is easily accessible via public transit. The nearest stops are McGill station on bus 125, bus 15, and the metro’s green line 1, or Robert-Bourassa and Saint Catherine on buses 61, 168, and 35. Metered street parking is available, but often limited. The Eaton Centre is accessible from McGill metro station through Montreal’s Underground City, a series of interconnected tunnels.
When to Get There
While the Grévin Wax Museum is busiest on weekends, its spacious exhibits don’t often feel overly crowded. Go on a weekday for a quieter experience; the museum is open daily. The museum often hosts events during Montreal’s annual Nuit Blanche, a city-wide celebration of winter that features performances, food, art, and workshops.
The French Connection
While figures in the Grévin Wax Museum are unique to Montreal, the museum has a predecessor situated in the heart of Paris’ second arrondissement. The idea for Grévin Paris was born in the late 1800s when newspaper owner Arthur Meyer asked Alfred Grévin, a caricaturist and costume designer, to create life-size figures of people featured in his newspaper. It was an instant hit. Over a hundred years later, the museum's first outpost opened in Montreal.