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Stewart Museum

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Address: 20, chemin Tour-de-l'Isle | Île Sainte-Hélène, Montreal, Quebec H3C 4G6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-861-6701
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Stewart Museum celebrates the influence of European civilization in...
The Stewart Museum celebrates the influence of European civilization in New France and North America. Explore five centuries of political events, scientific experiments and cultural life. The Museum is located in the British military depot, listed in Quebec's cultural heritage directory.
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A heavy dose of Canadian history

This is a well-presented museum in an historic building. We visited towards the end of a long day of sightseeing and found it was a whole lot of Canadian history thrown at us all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2014
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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224 reviews 224 reviews
145 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a well-presented museum in an historic building. We visited towards the end of a long day of sightseeing and found it was a whole lot of Canadian history thrown at us all at once. Consequently, we probably skimmed it and got through this place faster than we normally would have. They did offer us a tour in English,... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This place would be great for kids. They have a huge checkerboard and set of dominoes in the courtyard as this is part of the history adults will find inside. There is also a kids tour marked by special stickers and a giant room full of knot-tying demonstration tables. Kids 10-15 will have a ball doing this. The colonial map... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very nice building, well restored, interesting collections, but... Will be much nicer when the rest of the buildings are restored, as only the main hall is available to visit. Would be nice to see the arsenal, the barracks etc.. to get a better feel for the life and times.

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Austin, Texas
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49 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

First of all, don't try to take public transportation to get there unless you love to walk. The museum was ok. There were some interesting displays, but I was underwhelmed. Guess I'm spoiled from all of the wonderful museums I've been to :(

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The Stewart Museum, located on Isle Sainte-Helene, is difficult to access. You can take a water taxi (navette) during the summer from the Vieux Port but otherwise you have to take the metro if you're relying on public transportation. It's located amidst a large nature reserve and Olympic park in a 19th-century fort. The museum recently underwent a complete renovation... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This is a museum for lovers of old maps, and their special exhibition which goes until April 2014 focuses on them. Apparently the museum has over 1000 old maps and the maps get sent to exhibitions around the world. They have the originals of old maps that I had only seen reproduced on calendars. We found the exhibition knowledgable and... More 

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China
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Plus: - very interesting for kids - play and learn while you go along - friendly staff and cool life actors/ drum& pipes music - through the ages logical and understandable - museum can be 100% recommended Minus - feel very much cheated and stolen from by the Montreal Park Administration for car park management. Their business practices are CRIMINAL!... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

recent renovations and alterations enhance an already first class museum. The location in the Old Fort adds to the authenticity, and artifacts are laid out in such a way as to lead us through Canada's beginnings.

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Paris, France
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The stewart museum was recently renovated and it shows - there is a two floor exhibition on the history of Montreal,Quebec and Canada that is really engrossing. There is a nice combination of panels, paintings, artifacts and multimedia that will soak up a good two hours or more of your time. The multimedia part sits you in front of a... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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624 reviews 624 reviews
306 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

As other reviewers have stated, this is usually (unless a school group is visiting) a quiet place, where you will have a quiet, uncrowded visit to enjoy the exhibits.

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