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Pointe-a-Calliere Museum

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Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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Address: 350 Place Royale, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-872-9150
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Birthplace of Montreal and an authentic archaeological site...
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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Great museum

Our family enjouyed this museum very much. Boys found the archeological finds of Old Montreal fascinating. I absolutely loved the temporary exhibit of Ancient Greece artifacts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our family enjouyed this museum very much. Boys found the archeological finds of Old Montreal fascinating. I absolutely loved the temporary exhibit of Ancient Greece artifacts. These are authentic pieces from thousands of years ago of unbelievable beauty. Come seeit before the exhibit ends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I had been here before, and the Greeks exhibition was fine, a bit smaller than I expected. A couple of thousand years of history in a few rooms, though some of the exhibits were marvellous. I enjoyed the 'Snow' exhibition too. The museum itself however is built more or less on the spot where Montreal started and it is fascinating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We thought this interactive museum was a great way to get a sense of history of Montreal and lots of things for kids to do and space to move around. Definitely a great visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Buy an airline or train ticket or drive to Montreal to see this exhibit. Many of these artifacts have never been outside of Greece. The exhibit was not as extensive as some of the ones I've seen in Berlin or London, but the artifacts they had, and the media explanations that correspond with each phase of the exhibit are very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I love this museum, the exhibits are gorgeous and it's excellent for kids (and kids at heart). It seamlessly takes you through each exhibit and covers the history of the city and even has what I assume to be a permanent exhibit on pirates. We came when they had the exhibit on the Greeks and it was awesome. I would... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I went here with my family for "The Greeks" exhibition last week. My gosh, it was absolutely stunning. All the artifacts were so beautiful! We went with a guide, who explained everything so perfectly! Before that, we went to see a show that had to do with Montreal and its history which was very fun also.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a must-see in Montreal for several reasons. First, it's a unique introduction to the city, including archeological treasures beneath the building. Second, it's a first-class piece of architecture, a sleek modern building near the St Lawrence River that suggests a boat and complements the old stone buildings around it. Third, it attracts very good exhibits housed in a... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I wished we visited this on our first day in Montreal -not our last. We learned so much! It would've helped in our exploring this great city, knowing the significance of certain places.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Pointe-à-Callière is a museum dedicated to the history and archeology of Montreal. It is very nice and has beautiful temporary exhibitions on various subjects. I went there to see one on samurais and I want to bakc soon to see the one they have presently on the grecs.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It's fun to walk in the actual ruins and see what Montreal used to look like throughout the centuries. It doesn't take too long either. Fun for everyone.

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