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Pointe-a-Calliere Museum

350 Place Royale | corner of rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
+1 514-872-9150
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Pointe-a-Calliere, the birthplace of Montreal and a National Historic Site, offers visitors the opportunity to explore history through an original underground circuit leading through archaeological excavations. At the start of their visit, an immersive multimedia show presents a high-speed view of the city's history, the remains come to life and the count down begins! The museum also offers year-round temporary local and international exhibitions. For Montreal's 375th anniversary in May 2017, Pointe-a-Calliere inaugurated a new pavilion highlighting Fort Ville-Marie.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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350 Place Royale | corner of rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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"multimedia presentation"
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"archaeological site"
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"archaeological dig"
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"multi media show"
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"pirate exhibit"
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"temporary exhibits"
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"special exhibit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pointe-à-Callière Museum is a museum of archaeology and history in Old Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I have never been to a museum that uses the walks, flooring and archecture so well. Explore underground from building to building. Amazing.

Thank Jerry Z
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great museum for Montreal. Wonderful video about the origins of Montreal . The exhibits are fascinating . Don't miss this museum. If you get hungry, their restaurant is a great place for lunch looking out over the harbor.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was very different as it was built on top of some pretty cool archaeological ruins from Montreal's past. And there was quite a lot of variety, both in the ruins and the way you viewed them. For example, you could walk past old...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got through it in 1.5-2 hours, without skipping much. Don’t know if kids would find it very entertaining, except for the pirates exhibit. It is interesting history though, and the introductory multimedia presentation is excellent.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do this museum visit after a walking tour. The history is then put in perspective and you will appreciate it more. The museum is on four levels going down. There are small lifts for 2 people if required. The very early history of Montreal is...More

Thank MCC3303
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting museum. We learned a lot about Montreal's history. It has some very well laid out exhibits which use light and technology well. The old sewer is amazing and a beautiful "exhibit" to walk through. There were many kids groups on the...More

Thank ellewug
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this museum, it goes underground below the old customs house and also has a great kid's pirate room. I went for the Egypt exhibit, emphasizing the women rulers. Most pieces were from Italian museum and fascinating layout overall!

Thank karen l
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So interesting, and lots to see...The introduction to Montreal with a film/slide show was a fine idea, setting up the exhibits to come.We loved the glass floor over the original foundations of town hall, and the walk through the old sewer was a unique experience,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to experience Montreal history and see some original construction- the viaduct is amazing! Always fascinating presentations of various world antiquities and cultures. At present it is the Egyptian Queens and it is even better than what I have seen in Egypt.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A most fascinating site if you wish to know the history and early days of Montréal. Liked the 18-minute multimedia show that covers the arrival of the Amerindians, the founding of Montréal and other key moments. The archaeological crypt was amazing.

Thank Essendon52
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Brad H
April 18, 2018|
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Response from Lambchopspecial | Reviewed this property |
Most of it works for that age. There is a variety of interactive options in each of the areas.
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Wayne R
March 29, 2018|
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Response from rkcausey | Reviewed this property |
10:00am - 5:00pm most days (call if you're going this weekend -- Easter will mean Holiday Hours of some sort). Tickets were reasonable $24.00(ish) for adults.
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Wayne R
March 24, 2018|
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Response from Kat2955 | Reviewed this property |
better by metro as we have lots of construction but so good walking wise once you get out of the metro
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