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Pointe-a-Calliere Museum

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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...more
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350 Place Royale | corner of rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
+1 514-872-9150
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here on a wintry snow day. We didn’t know that much about the history of Montreal and we learnt about the city. The interesting aspects were the archaeological sights. I was disappointed in the museum. I didn’t find it very interactive. We didn’t...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's been three years since my last visit (had to put May 2018 as the date of my last visit because of TripAdvisor's settings), but I can say that's it a nice museum for history and archeology junkies like me. It's also very family friendly,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank auderompre
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Strange that a museum would build on top to cover a heritage site with an underground fort and Canal. French claim the credit for colonizing this city but for archaeology fans, it is a bit puzzling on how it was an underground settlement.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This "museum" was a major disappointment. Others have rated it highly; perhaps the date of my visit impacted the quality of my experience. There was only a small staff, and they weren't generous with their assistance. The informational brochure is very weak in terms of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank kc2200
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To say that I thoroughly enjoyed this museum, is an understatement. This is an enlightening presentation of history that allows you to touch and see things I’ve never seen before. We walked through a sewer, sat on a couch from a popular tv show, got...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am the sort of person who likes archeological sites, but I was a little disappointed by this one. I think that the problem is the museum a little short on artifacts and many of the ones it has are a little mundane. However, everything...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Amyntas123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibit on the 2nd floor was interesting. The excavated areas with information boards were informative enough but once you take the route of the 'sewer', do you come across a Bath style exhibit. Alexandre, a guide was a gifted story teller. He made every...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Saranee M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating history of Montreal and it’s foundations — literally. Like no other museum we have seen before. Extremely well done. Incredibly informative. So unique! “That is the coolest museum I have ever been to,” said the 14-year-old.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 427marya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought, when I heard the word "archaeology" in the description of this museum, that I would find a lot of ancient type things here. The archaeology it refers to is excavating underneath the city of Montreal, and finding out things about how the earliest...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KLWK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful museum when looking for the history of Montreal. Several highlights - overall the walk through history of the native people and the French, and then the British - then the ruins under the museum where all the items were found - and the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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.
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.
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