History Museums in Montreal

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History Museums in Montreal

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  • Ronna H
    Pittsburgh, PA47 contributions
    This was one of the very best museums we have ever been in. We spent hours and hours there. It is creatively and brilliantly curated.
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • Martine
    7 contributions
    This was a fun museum to visit. It is well done and the history was interesting to learn. We were particularly fascinated with Benjamin Franklin's visit to Chateau Ramezay and to see his signature on a letter in the showcase. Glad we took the time to stop in and explore.
    Written November 7, 2021
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  • Ronna H
    Pittsburgh, PA47 contributions
    We visit Holocaust Museum in every city we visit. This one clearly was put together with care and with love. There's always so much to learn and to keep us on our toes when we say "Nevr again"!!
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • Judith G
    Morris Plains, NJ4 contributions
    This was a nice little Museum. Not overwhelming. You are able to get background and interesting information on particular people or cultural events of Canada. We enjoyed it.
    Written February 22, 2020
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  • jahhp
    Los Angeles, CA599 contributions
    My partner and I attempted to go one day and trekked out there on the bus. Unfortunately, they don't have English speaking tours every hour. From what I gathered, it's every other hour, so plan ahead. The next tour wasn't for a couple of hours, so we bailed that day and came back the next. And I'm SO glad we did.

    The tour lasts about an hour and we had a lovely male tour guide who was friendly, knowledgeable and a terrific host.

    There's not a LOT to do otherwise, but I say it's a great tour and very historic and should be on everyone's agenda. It does take a bit of time to get there, but it's worth it if you're a history buff.

    They have a cute gift shop, there are some things to see outside, but the main attraction is the back building where you will learn about RURAL life way back when.
    Written December 8, 2022
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  • Mark G
    New York City, NY125 contributions
    Great place to visit, you can spend an hour or several, proceed through history at your own pace. I learned so much about Montreal in such a short time, I never knew about the quiet revolution of the 60's in Montreal. I highly recommend visitors stop here early in their visit, the museum gives a great overview of the city and is very reasonable.
    Written February 24, 2020
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  • Aimee C
    18 contributions
    We got a nice tour with a lot of explanations, my kids loved it! It was a great half day outing. Downstairs they have a nice bunch of games to teach you some history, good for the citizenship exam practice unless they make significant changes. It is a well kept place and a nice thing to add to your list if you are touring Montreal, esp since there are several other attractions nearby in the Old Port area. It's not expensive either. It's good to be a tourist sometimes, if you live here you don't get to do it that much.
    Written September 13, 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA14,354 contributions
    We had a great day at this museum and enjoyed the combination of the dig with the story of the city. There are some gaps in the history story which I wish had been filled. What happened to the old industrial neighborhoods that have apparently been bulldozed? Anyway, it was very interesting. Great for kids because of the multi-media.
    Written November 16, 2022
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  • bernardl746
    Stornoway, Canada1 contribution
    So nice to visit and staff are kind and helpful.The building is even more impressive inside then outside .
    Written December 16, 2019
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  • Reza Sattarzadeh
    Muscat, Oman2,162 contributions
    This open air museum is free to enter and is located at the end of canal Lachine. There are numerous structures at permanent display here which may require a few hours to explore thoroughly. The area is very popular with locals on a weekend for picnics and gathering. If you want to have more space and peace to explore, it's better to go during the day.
    Written January 12, 2021
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  • Laura R
    Victoria, Canada43 contributions
    I went to Écomusée as one of my first stops during a three day stay in Montreal. It was a Wednesday night, so quite quiet and I had most of the place to myself! I got a great intro into what the building used to be - a public baths for a number of people without baths in their own homes.

    The permanent exhibit about workers lives and conditions in early Montreal industry was really interesting and well done. It was cool to read about some parts of history that the bigger museums don’t always explore. Plus, what a beautiful building! Definitely a stop anyone should make if they have an additional 1-2 hours during their visit to the city.
    Written May 30, 2019
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  • Greg Edwards
    Purley, UK233 contributions
    It’s now been rebranded as Montreal Aviation Museum, it’s a fun little museum on Montreal’s WestIsland. Great fun for aviation geeks and for those interested in the history of aviation over the last 100+ years in Canada and Quebec. Lots of fun things to see and learn about with lovely staff that will explain anything you want to know. It’s small, mostly air conditioned and simply enjoyable. Lots of stuff for kids and for those young at hearts.
    Written August 22, 2022
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  • Darrylswife0701
    Portsmouth, VA309 contributions
    Musee Dufresne Nicheri is located near the Botanical Gardens so it's worth stopping off for a visit. The home is beautiful. Unforunately the third floor was closed when I went but it was still worth it. The staff provides an audio/visual support that assist you as you move room to room so it really gives you some insight into the home.
    Written May 9, 2018
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  • TroisChatsLies
    Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo4,061 contributions
    This place is directly above Ben & Jerry's. It showcases contemporary paintings by diverse indigenous artists from around Canada, as well as Inuit soapstone sculptures, beaded leather handicrafts, and giant dreamcatchers. Their gift shop section has a small but nicely curated selection of high quality souvenirs made by Indigenous-owned businesses, like handmade soap, beautiful beaded earrings, local fruit preserves, and ethically harvested sage bundles and sweetgrass.
    Written August 2, 2019
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  • Yvette R
    Toronto, Ontario18 contributions
    I am honored to be a part of the Misericorde family. I so wish that more people, especially Canadian women understood and knew about these incredible women who for almost 170 years have been dedicating their lives to helping and rescuing vulnerable women and babies. Both in Canada and globally.

    The museum has so much to teach you about their stories and their courage and their compassion. Mother Rosalie lives on in all of us.
    Written September 25, 2015
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