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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-a-Calliere, the birthplace of Montreal 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 Montreal's 375th anniversary in May 2017, Pointe-a-Calliere inaugurated 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 4 December 2016

We had a lot of fun exploring the early roots of Montreal, which have been uncovered and then preserved indoors. There is a short film at the beginning which lays out the history. Then you go down to the exhibit. Worth the time if you're...More

Thank Globetrotter613
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This museum is set on the grounds of a couple of important buildings in Montreal history. The underground section, where you see the actual foundation, is the novel part and it works. I like to look at history through archeology and that is what this...More

Thank ski&brew
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

So,you want to know how Montreal got started? Well this is the place to go.What's more it is a living museum as it is built on top of old walks and paths of long ago Montreal The exhibits are truly awe inspiring as they put...More

1  Thank murphy-stleo
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Nice relaxing display of all things Montreal. The basement area where old ruins have been uncovered is very interesting.Something to be sure to include in your tour of Old Montreal.

Thank K357DWdavidm
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The cool part of this museum is that it's built on top of an archeological dig. The intro video about the museum gave a pretty neat overview of how Montreal was founded and changed throughout the year. That being said, some of the archeological section...More

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Pointe-a-Calliere, Public Relations Manager at Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

We’re glad to hear you enjoyed our multimedia show! The Museum is constantly seeking to improve it’s offer to our visitors, unfortunately this currently means a fair amount of construction. We look forward to welcoming you again in summer 2017 when construction will be concluded...More

Reviewed 28 November 2016

We visited the Pointe-à-Callière museum four or five years ago and loved it -- especially the interactive conversations with virtual residents of the city at various eras. On a recent visit hardly any of the interactive exhibits were operating; and big areas of the archeological...More

Thank RichardGayle
Pointe-a-Calliere, Public Relations Manager at Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

The Museum is indeed going through a big phase of construction at the moment as we work towards the opening of a new pavilion in 2017 – Fort Ville-Marie. Our goal in enlarging the museum is to present new archaeological finds and continuously improve visiting...More

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Built on first village foundations of the french colony. This museum also offers interesting international exhibitions

Thank worldtour101
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Excellent Museum, lots of interactive features, interesting to get to know the culture in Quebec, Montreal and vicinity. Definetly take some time to visit it!

Thank RicardoU
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We've been to this museum all three times we've visited Montreal. It's fascinating to see the layers of the old city, and to think about its various inhabitants. The gift shop is worth a look, too.

Thank Ginger R
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This museum was on my list of must do's. It is in an easy to find location in Old Montreal. We were lucky that they were offering 30% off on the day we went because the elevator was out of order. There is an intro...More

Thank Jenn N
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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