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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 #17 of 233 attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Beatiful building and lots to do for the kids. If your kids are into Pirates there is a fabulous exhibit for them. The restaurant is a must.

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CARTWRIGHT
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This was a very interesting little stop on our self-guided tour of Old Montreal. We decided after we should have stopped here first that day to allow more time to take it all in. Great historical displays and they did an excellent job labelling areas in the underground "tunnels" so you always knew what you were looking at. The intro... More

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Batavia, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The 25-minute video on the history of Montreal was interesting to a non-resident. I learned quite a bit. The Beatles exhibit was cool but that has now ended. The other archaeology was less than thrilling.

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Peterborough, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A fabulous multi-media presentation of the history of Montreal, and well researched and presented archeological displays. Very informative and interesting.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Pointe-a-Calliere Museum had two main things that I saw. The first was the temporary exhibit, which was on the history of Montreal. It covered a lot of cool information like the influential players over the years and how the city was built out from its original village of ~60 people. The hands down coolest thing about the museum was the... More

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Tarrytown, NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My husband and I had the misfortune of visiting the museum just as 100 or so young children descended on it for a class trip. We were able to avoid them (for the most part) and ended up having a very nice visit. By far my favorite part was the actual archaeology site, which we were able to walk through... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

this museum located on the foundations of the first city that once was founded to become the Montreal today. a unique site that offers you an adventure for the whole family at a very affordable price. you have the chance to pass through the foundations of the city that will take you below the current street, and finally you also... More

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Plattsburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Montreal history very well explained. Not expensive at all and informative nice for children and they have a restaurant on top with very nice lunches.

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Cooperstown, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a pretty cool museum and it has a ton of information housed inside of it. The museum is built over an active archeology site and you can learn a lot about Montreal's history by walking through the ruins located underneath the museum. Admission is reasonable and the whole museum will take roughly 1.5-3 hours to tour completely (depending... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting museum but there is so much to see it can become laborious, they could do with a touch more interactivity and perhaps condensing some as there's too much to read! Also, most of the reading has to be done while stood so it can put you off going through all of it, we couldn't stand for it all... More

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