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Pointe-a-Calliere Museum

350 Place Royale, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada (Ville-Marie)
+1 514-872-9150
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As featured in 3 days in Montreal
Ranked #19 of 241 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 Archaeology and History leads visitors through six... more » 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. « less
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New York, New York, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We wanted to maximize our time outdoors during our visit to Montreal and hadn’t planned on going to any museums. But after a few days of exploring the city we became curious about its history so we decided to visit the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History to get an overview. We thought we’d stay for no more than two... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This museum shows the architectural ruins that were found on this site from different time periods in Montreal's past. It was very informative and well done. The children really liked the Pirate's adventure section!

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Central, NJ
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115 reviews 115 reviews
33 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is an architecturally modern looking museum built on top of a real archeological dig of the original settlements of Montreal. There is a fee to get in which includes a nicely done multi-media presentation on the history of Montreal in a variety of languages. From there you descend to the lower levels and view the actual foundations that were... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very interesting. We recommend every tourist to visit this exposition this summer in Montréal. It took us 1.5 hour to visit.

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London
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95 reviews 95 reviews
13 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

the audio visual welcoming film/presentation immediately behind the box office. It's an 18 minute presentation which brings the city's birth and development to life in a vivid and personal way, and is the key to visiting the rest of the museum. Stylish, and in my experience unique. Recommended.

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Knoxville
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you are a history buff don't miss this place. They have the actual stone foundation of the first buildings in Montreal in the basement. An interesting museum about the founding and growth of the city.

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MIAMI, FL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

They managed to build it on top of the ruins which you can visit and tour. Great way to show the evolution of the city and the Marco Polo exhibit was the cherry on top.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a must see for visitors to (and citizens of ) Montreal. There's a video presentation and several different rooms of displays. All were great but what made our visit special and educational was the tour we were given by Felix. He was smart, witty, and very entertaining. Skip the pricey restaurant in the museum and go to one... More

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Most of this museum's collection is in the basement-- the foundations of the first buildings of the city. You start with a well done multi-lingual video of the history of Montreal, and then you can explore the physical foundations and trace the city's development over time. Lots of exhibits for kids and a great view from the top of the... More

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We spent 2 hours getting a great visual orientation to the social history of Montreal. The basement-level archaeological displays take you from ancient times to modern day in a way that is comprehensible to children and adults alike. The current (July 2014) temporary Marco Polo exhibit was superbly done and very informative. The restaurant offers an excellent lunch for a... More

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