Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage

1850 Lakeshore Drive
H9S 2E6
514 633-4314

Opening Hours:

Thursday to Sunday - 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

During the holiday period, please call in advance to confirm the opening hours.

Free entrance (donations gladly accepted)
Guided visits for groups available upon reservation
Buses #209 and #202

Open since 2002, the Museum’s mission is to present various events and people who were prominently featured in the history of Dorval.


Dorval: More Than Three Hundred Years of History!

Dorval, More Than Three Hundred Years of History, a permanent exhibition that portrays the social and economic history of the City of Dorval, from colonization to the present day. During your visit you will discover the old stalls, rare example of this type of stable; the hall of honor of the prominent figures in the history of Dorval; the atrium and its breathtaking view of Lake Saint-Louis; and upstairs, a timeline punctuated by artifacts that tells us the great events of Dorval's history.












Current and Upcoming Exhibitions:

Living Victorian Style, a Matter of Etiquette Exhibition
February 2 to July 16, 2017

The Dorval Museum of History and Heritage is proud to present the exhibition Living Victorian Style, a Matter of Etiquette, as part of the 125th anniversary celebrations in Dorval.

Immerse yourself in a time when each stage of the day was dictated by etiquette and become a Dorval resident of the 19th century. During your visit, experience the daily life of a man or woman according to his or her lifestyle, whether vacationer or farmer This exhibition invites you to discover how these groups lived in the Victorian Style, according to the four-part label: food, costume, leisure and transportation.

The vernissage of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, February 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This activity is free and open to all. Snacks and drinks will be served for the occasion.

Exhibit Closing Concert: The Most Beautiful Bygones Songs
Saturday, July 15, at 2 p.m. outside the Museum
In case of bad weather, the event will be postponed to Sunday, July 16, at 2 p.m.
General admission – free!

What better way to end a great exhibition than with music! For the occasion, soprano Kerry-Ann Kutz invites you to a journey through time. Through her voice, relive the musical moments of the Victorian period.


Donate to the Museum

Almost all objects were given or lent by citizens concerned with maintaining history and preserving the past.

The Museum is a non-profit organization. Income tax receipts are issued on demand for donations of objects or cash.

Your ideas are important to us; share your vision of history with us.

If you have any objects that you would like to donate to the Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage, please fill in a form and return it to the Museum. This form is also available at the Museum.


Volunteer at the Museum

We are always looking for new volunteers in many fields to give historical information to our groups and visitors. Participate in our special events:

  • Museum celebrations
  • Museum days
  • Cultural days
  • Heritage Campaign
  • Dorval Celebrates

Why volunteer?

No matter how much time you can devote to volunteering, each hour contributes to changing our community.

You choose your own schedule (weekdays or weekends).
You get to know your community better.
You develop new aptitudes.
You share your aptitudes and talents with others.
You meet new friends.
Your volunteering experiences can be added to your CV and be useful in your studies and at work.
You become part of a terrific team!

Contact us at (514) 633-4314.