We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pointe-a-Calliere Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
As featured in One Day in Montreal and 2 other guides
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 350 Place Royale, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-872-9150
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 595 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 288
    Excellent
  • 218
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Most recent review
Breathtaking!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Alexandra A
,
Montreal, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

595 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newport, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montreal, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Montreal is one of the few cities In the world where it can be established where the original foundations lay and Point a Calliere sits right on top of them. Great for Historical buffs and just all around curious minds. It should be part of an all day discovery of Old Montreal and its surroundings.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montreal, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is an interesting place if you're interested in archeology. It's a lovely place, architecturally, and it's in Old Montreal, a great place to stroll and poke around. Have lunch or a coffee at Olive + Gourmando on St. Paul & St. Pierre – and pop into Espace Pepin across the street to browse and shop.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montreal, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a fascinating archaeological museum right in the Old Port of Montreal. The museum itself is built on Montreal's original founding site, so the museum itself is an archaeological dig that reveals foundations of buildings on that site hundreds of years ago and what lies beneath them. Before touring the museum, don't miss the multi-media film presentation in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum is great for Montrealers and tourists alike. Built upon an archeological site of some of the very first buildings of Montreal, the main exhibit explores the history of the island, its aboriginal inhabitants, European discovery and settlement, and its expansion from small trading outpost to metropolis. As well as the main exhibit, the museum features a variety of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alberta
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
42 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We originally went because it was recommended as a unique perspective of the history of Montreal through an archaeological dig. And it was unique. I enjoyed the seeing how Ville Marie/Montreal came to be built up in layers and how the people changed the landscape and it evolved into its present form. An interesting presentation (the video at the beginning... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Pointe-a-Calliere Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pointe-a-Calliere Museum and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Toronto
27 days ago
Toronto
27 days ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Pointe-a-Calliere Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?