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Pointe-a-Calliere Museum

350 Place Royale | corner of rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
+1 514-872-9150
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Pointe-à-Callière, the birthplace of Montréal and a National Historic Site, offers visitors the opportunity to explore history through an original underground circuit leading through archaeological excavations. At the start of their visit, an immersive multimedia show presents a high-speed view of the city's history, the remains come to life and the count down begins! The museum also offers year-round temporary local and international exhibitions. For Montréal's 375th anniversary in May 2017, Pointe-à-Callière will inaugurate a new pavilion highlighting Fort Ville-Marie.
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350 Place Royale | corner of rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
+1 514-872-9150
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Reviewed yesterday

I really enjoyed exploring this museum. There is a lot to see so allow plenty of time and study the museum map so that you don't miss anything. The Amazonian special exhibit was very interesting. The multimedia theater show is very well done. I enjoyed...More

Thank travmama
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is great. Living in NYC I have very high standards from museums and I think this one is amazing. It makes history and archaeology fun and interesting for adults (and I'm guessing children too). Fun interpretations that incorporate neon lights. They have opened...More

2  Thank partygirlhe
Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't see all this interesting museum had to offer, but what we did view was very well done. There is a little archaeology, but there is also a lot of history about early Montreal. I also thoroughly enjoyed going to the tower and viewing...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great education on local and regional Canadian history. Good bilingual explanations, but they're repeated in many of the sections. Fun to actually walk through a part of the city's first sewer. Know that there are a lot of steps. Know also that there are many...More

Thank mariahbay
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to admit my friend and I was expecting more about this place...I went there thought I gonna see lots about archeology... I saw some... but not so much... I like the exposition about phone...

Thank Winni B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several buildings are connected together by underground tunnels that show the old city's sewage and water system along with other artifacts. Some of the displays have such a modern or contemperary artistic flare that they didn't mean much to us. Like all the museums expensive.

Thank Soleil122
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve been to ancient ruins all over the world, and toured the relics of old civilizations beneath modern cities, but this museum ranks with the best of them. The artifacts and foundations are well-preserved, well-lit, and described in engaging and interesting ways. It’s easy to...More

Thank DCDolcevita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not know what to expect when we visited this museum. It turned out to be one of the most unique museums that I have ever visited and well worth the time spent there. I am happy that we visited it. This museum is...More

Thank Chiguy064
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a beautiful museum and a different way to experience Montreal from the beginning. You'll get to see the infrastructure and foundation of the early settlers and what was built on top of what is now present day Montreal.

Thank Terrence H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon this museum somewhat by accident and were delighted with the exhibitions. The Amazon exhibition was especially interesting and so well presented.

Thank Jonathan W
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to
some of the city's most antiquated buildings and
picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St.
Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums,
festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its
centre, street performers and artists compete with
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Joan E
24 July 2017|
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Response from ronpare8 | Reviewed this property |
I phoned them and Yes they do supply Wheelchairs for free now the Fee is 20 dollars and 65 and over 18 i hope you enjoy it this is their phone number 5148729150
24 August 2016|
Response from Leslie B | Reviewed this property |
I would give it at least 2 hours. They have group tours available which are recommended for more insightful information. After the tour, you can linger at your leisure.
6 February 2015|
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Response from Pointe-a-Calliere | Property representative |
The Museum has a single admission rate that provides access to the Museum as a whole, which includes several exhibitions. First off, the Yours Truly, Montréal multimedia show and two permanent exhibitions, Where Montréal Was... More