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Pointe-a-Calliere Museum

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Address: 350 Place Royale, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-872-9150
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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Historical of course and enjoyable

Enjoyable and informative, I stayed until closing! The staff is very friendly and willing to help. At times, I am uncomfortable to ask questions since I am not a french speaker... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable and informative, I stayed until closing! The staff is very friendly and willing to help. At times, I am uncomfortable to ask questions since I am not a french speaker but I found the staff quite outgoing and eager to share their knowledge. I wish I had my grandkids with me they would have loved the pirate ship. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful museum in Old Montreal. Cleverly built on top on an archeological site. Exhibits are very well done. Good film about the history of Montreal. Well worth the price of admission. Temporary exhibits are also good (we saw the Greek exhibit).

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Pacifica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a nice little museum with a really interesting archeological exhibition underneath the main part of the museum ,you can see old Montreal,also go see The Greeks exhibit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This museum has world-class visiting exhibits, as well as a permanent collection based on the history of Montreal as a port.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

this rooftop restaurant is really excellent, well located, good food, good service, and good price !

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A good location for the Greek artifacts exhibit. The Hall is a little tight for walking around and with any number of visitors, it can be over whelming.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I went to an happy hour with the museumand we had the chance to visit the exposition about Greece. They renewed everything and it's a beautiful infrastructure. If you are into archeology, this is a place for you

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had high expectations for this museum after reading reviews on here. Do not think it was worth the $40 that we paid. We were around it in less than an hour. We both felt that there was not much to look at. Perhaps we've been spoiled as we were at Louvre museum and Mary Queen's Close (Edinburgh) last year which... More 

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Pointe-a-Calliere, Public Relations Manager at Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. The Museum has a single admission rate that provides access to the Museum as a whole, which includes several exhibitions. First off, the Yours Truly, Montréal multimedia show and two permanent exhibitions, Where Montréal Was Born, which examines the city’s history, and Pirates or Privateers?, a discovery-exhibition for children and families. The rate also includes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The exibition at Pointe a Calliere are always of great quality. During your stay, see what's going on and make yourself a favor to visit it.

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Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.