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Pointe-a-Calliere Museum

Address: 350 Place Royale, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada (Ville-Marie)
Phone Number: +1 514-872-9150
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Ranked #16 of 212 Attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Birthplace of Montreal and an authentic archaeological site, Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Museum of...
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Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Birthplace of Montreal and an authentic archaeological site, Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History leads visitors through six centuries of history, from Indian days to the present. Don’t miss the multimedia show, Yours Truly, Montreal and the two permanent exhibitions, Where Montreal Was Born and Montreal Love Stories. The Museum also presents two national or international temporary exhibitions every year on historical or archaeological themes, as well as many cultural activities. In 2013, the temporary exhibitions are The Beatles in Montreal and The Tea Roads.
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Newtown, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Great museum and background on Montreal. If you do not know much about the city and the unique place in Canada's and North America's history, this is the place to come.

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West Chester, PA
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65 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My wife and I went on a cold winters day. In the Eperon, we caught the Yours Truly Montreal, the multimedia show, which covers the history and development of Montreal. As a follow-on, we toured the archeological site below the main floor of the Eperon, which was most interesting. You could see the evolution of the site with old building... More 

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Melbourne
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It was 1 of the places rated highly on most guides, hence I was reluctant, and left it till the very last day of our 10 day stay in Vieux Montreal....my mistake! Great summary of the birth and history of Montreal plus loads of other interesting Exhibits including the temporary installation of the History on the Plateau. The actual foundations... More 

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Newport, Vermont
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The flagship exhibit; The Greeks, was a treat. Many small objects received their due and contributed to the story in a well narrated, well conceived sweep of history view of the Greeks from their earliest origins to Alexander the Great. In contrast to some Montreal museums, the English notes were as extensive and informative as the French. I visited the... More 

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Montreal
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

There's so much to see, and it's really 'real' (you can explore the actual foundations of early 'Ville Marie' and learn about Hochelaga too. Their temporary exhibitions are very well put-together. They now have more space, and their fantastic 'Pirates/Corsairs' exhibit has been brought back as a permanent attraction! There's special deals for grandparents with kids, for kids on their... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I went to see the Samurai exhibition and it was stunning! They also had a lot of other items surrounding Japan, like a tea ceremony history section and other. It was really interesting!

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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Including a short movie and exhibits built around the original city foundations, this is a great way to get an overview of the area's history. Easy to do in a half day.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I liked this historical museum showing the many buildings that have occupied this space as Montreal grew into the city it is today. Fascinating to see the foundations of the building through time. They have a wonderful cafe on the top floor, reservations recommended.

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Fredericton, Canada
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50 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It was very nice to discover Montreal's history by actually seen some ruins of the city. The artifacts are well displayed and explained. I had a great time.

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Hastings, Nebraska
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71 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The reason some people think it is not well organized is that this museum sits inside three historic buildings that are connected underground..and that underground passage is an archaeological site! I have never been anywhere in the world like this. It can seem a bit confusing, but there are lots of colored arrows on the floor and everything is bilingual.... More 

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