Come visit the museum to explore the treasures of the Shrine!

Museum

The Martyrs’ Hall and Education Centre at the Shrine displays a variety of unique artifacts and relics from the history and lives of the Jesuits and their mission in Huronia. Beginning with the founding of the Jesuits by St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Martyrs’ Hall Museum and Education Centre takes you on a journey, framing the story of the Martyrs and the Shrine into four themes: Genesis, Mission, Martyrdom & Resurrection. Follow the Jesuit Missionaries to the New World and the establishment of Sainte Marie among the Hurons and discover the story of the martyrdom of these eight men and the burning of the Sainte Marie settlement. Understand how the Mission of the Martyrs continues to live on and how the lives and martyrdom of the Canadian Jesuit Saints continue to impact people.
The hall also holds our archives, an overwhelming collection of relics, paintings, and books which are available to view by appointment. For a better understanding of the sorts of treasures included in our archive collection, please see the Shrine Archives section of our website.

The following is a list of specific learning units and themes that can be explored in the Martyrs’ Hall and Education Centre:

  • The Age of Discovery
  • Life In New France
  • Politics, Economics, Religion and Archaeology
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Society of Jesus
  • The North American Martyrs
  • Huron Wendat People
  • Jesuit Missionaries & Early Settlers in Huronia

Hours of Operation

Museum open Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Meet our curator and deepen your understanding of the Story of the Martyrs.

Tours

We are pleased to make tour arrangements for the Martyrs’ Hall Museum & Education Centre, please inquire through the Administration and Information Office by calling (705) 526-3788 or 1-855-526-3788 (toll free), emailing reception@martyrs-shrine.com, or visiting in-person from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Tours of the Martyrs’ Shrine Archives are by appointment with our Volunteer Archivist. Please contact the Administration and Information Office.