The holidays are nearly upon us, which means most people are trying to save money for vacations,  Christmas gifts, and all those dreaded holiday expenses.

Lucky for you, you live in Montreal, and if you plan accordingly you can attend many of Montreal's museums for free!

So if you desperately want to soak up some culture without spending a fortune you have two choices.

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You can wait until next year for Montreal's free museum day, or you can take advantage of these 8 museums that offer some kind of free entrance deal at some point during the month of august.

Keep in mind some of these places ask for a voluntary donation and they rely on these donations to stay open so if you can, please show them your support.

McCord Museum

Where: 690 Sherbrooke St W // Montreal

When It's Free:

Permanent exhibitions are free on Wednesday evenings.

Click here for more information.

The Museum Of Fine Arts

Where: 1380 Sherbrooke St W // Montreal

When It's Free:

There are few ways to get into the museum of fine arts for free. If you're under 30, the permanent  collections are free. And for anyone over 30, you can simply borrow a museum pass from the Grande Bibliotheque. You can also attend for free on November 26th 2017!

Click here for more info (Over 30 / Under 30)

Center d'Exposition Université de Montréal

Where: 2940 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine - salle 0056 // Montreal

When It's Free:

Free admission Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm / Thursdays 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Click here for more info.

Fondation Pour l’Art Contemporain

Where: 451 Rue Saint Jean // Montreal

When It's Free:

Admission is free Wednesday to Friday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm / Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Click here for more info.

Canadian Centre for Architecture

Where: 1920 Baile St, Montreal // Montreal

When It's Free:

Admission is free on Thursdays after 5:30 pm

Click here for more info.

The Fur Trade Museum

Where: 255 Boulevard Saint-Joseph // Lachine

When It's Free:

Free Admission in 2017

Click here for more info.

Musée de Lachine

Where: 1 Chemin du Musée // Lachine

When It's Free:

The Musée Lachine is free all year long.

Click here for more info.

Redpath Museum

Where: 859 Sherbrooke St. W // Montreal

When It's Free:

Admission is free, however there is a "voluntary donation" suggested for visitors.

Click here for more info.

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