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Centre d'Histoire de Montreal

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Small and informative

This museum is small and great for exploring with older kids and teens. We spent almost 3 hours... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Aisha S
Mississauga, Canada
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Informative museum that explains the history of Montreal

I enjoyed this small museum with a permanent exhibit of the history of Montreal on the ground floor... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Located in a former fire station, this museum explores Montreal's history from the 1600s to the present.
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335 place d'Youville, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3T1, Canada
+1 514-872-3207
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is small and great for exploring with older kids and teens. We spent almost 3 hours exploring. Very reasonably priced. Wouldn't recommend for kids who prefer interactive, hands-on experiences....lots of reading. Expo exhibit was engaging and informative.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Aisha S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed this small museum with a permanent exhibit of the history of Montreal on the ground floor describing the immigration patterns over the years. The upper floors had temporary exhibits on Expo 67, which were interesting as well. Highly recommend this museum based on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank I6615OHmichaela
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a nice place to spend an hour or two. It has very clear exhibits illustrating Montreal's history. Kids seem to really like it here, too, judging by the the other families I saw.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KLWK
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Situated in an old disused fire station in Vieux-Montréal, this place is a great little history trip through Montréal from the arrival of the French to the modern day. For the price of $5 this is one of the best value for money museums around....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank WillF19
Reviewed February 18, 2019

While wandering around Old Montreal this was a nice addition to gather some information on the history of the city and how it grew to be what it is today. It takes 30 minutes to an hour to go through the exhibit and is well...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bruce F
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

We really enjoyed this little place. The first floor was history of the city with a great scavenger hunt for the kiddos. Upstairs, the Expo 67 exhibit was awesome!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

The history museum was one of the sites we visited on our trip to Old Montreal. It has preserved nice artefacts of history and it was good to know the history of the place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tanumita D
Reviewed January 4, 2019

We finished our walking tour of Old Montreal at Centre d'Histoire de Montreal. It was an excellent use of an hour before returning to our hotel. The history of the city meshed very well with Chateau Ramezay. We especially enjoyed the Expo 1967 temporary exhibition...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed December 31, 2018

The first floor has the permanent exhibit on the development of Montreal. It was alright but the information was pretty basic. The second floor had a temporary exhibit on Expo 67 when we were there. First rate! It was about the fair but also placed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank louv337
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Great overview of the history of Montreal. Also an Expo ‘67 exhibit when we visited. All in a lovely d fire station! Well put together.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Fred L
March 27, 2019|
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Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
Wikipedia provides a better answer based on direct sources. The fire station was built in 1903-04, then closed in 1972. Per Wikipedia: "In the 1970s, the City of Montreal and the Quebec Ministry of Cultural Affairs signed... More
August 24, 2016|
Response from Leigh61 | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours, depending how many exhibits you go to and how much you read of the signage