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Pointe-a-Calliere Museum

350 Place Royale, 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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
350 Place Royale, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
+1 514-872-9150
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

The museum is a first class exhibit of the founding of the city. It retells the history since it was first settled about 4,000 years ago. The story continues through the various native groups to the first settlement by Europeans in 1642. The foundations of...More

Thank elizabethcG5263SR
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The museum wasn't even on our checklist for Montreal until a server at breakfast recommended it as a must see in old Montreal. Definitely a must see. It was the perfect place to spend an afternoon ( we could have stayed longer than we did...More

Thank bobretired
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic easy way to learn about the history of Montreal. Don't miss and definitely start with the Beautifully done multimedia presentation which is good for adults and kids. The recovered archeological foundations of early building and displays are well done and fun...More

Thank alison t
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Come to this museum to see how this city started out and why it exists. Really good introduction in an easy to digest form with a good movie that is available in multiple translations on headphones. By the way the museum is rather extensive and...More

Thank Brian Carl J
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We went here on a rainy day--what a great find when you need to be indoors! We started in the dig area, where you can see the explorers who first came, the natives they encountered and traded with and the remains--all in the lowest level...More

Thank everitte
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The opening video is worth seeing. Show projected on screen and ruins below makes it unique. Earphones allow for 8 different languages. Good exhibits of excavated household items. The pirate display is highly interactive and good for kids, but not all stations on the ship...More

Thank terry c
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Be sure to take the introductory tour which (in English or French) is very informative about the history of Montreal, our tour guide was friendly and well spoken and very brief but concise. The exhibit on the horse or the House of Hermes was exquisite...More

Thank Kathy Z
Reviewed 26 July 2016

i was really looking forward to visiting this museum, it coupled 2 of my interests , history ,archaeology,but it was kind of disappointing, maybe i was expecting too much, the archaeological exhibits were lacking(to my untrained eyes), i was expecting more intact ruins , there...More

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Pointe-a-Calliere, Assistant, Communications at Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Since its opening in 1992, Pointe-à-Callière has received several prestigious awards, both nationally and internationally. It is often cited for its expertise in the field of archeology and certain conservation techniques developed by our teams have been exported abroad. Built on a concentration of archaeological...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016

We toured this museum while spending 10 days in Montreal. It is conveniently located in the old town area. The guided tour was very informative. There was a lot of interesting information on the history of the city. The guides were very well trained and...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This museum is situated on the ruins and excavations of a small part of old Montreal. So what you get to see are the walls and foundations of some of the original buildings, in situ. How cool is that? I loved looking at the ruins...More

Thank readytoretirecalgary
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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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
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