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“A Must See - Museum of Archaeology and History - Pointe a Calliere”

Pointe-a-Calliere Museum
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Ranked #15 of 407 things to do in Montreal
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Pointe-à-Callière, the birthplace of Montréal 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 Montréal's 375th anniversary in May 2017, Pointe-à-Callière will inaugurate a new pavilion highlighting Fort Ville-Marie.
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Burlington, Canada
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“A Must See - Museum of Archaeology and History - Pointe a Calliere”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

A must see for anyone interested in the rich history of Montreal and the context in which it developped. As a born and bred Montrealer it was a revelation even to me as to the quality of the interactive tools and otherwise. Concurrently you can see an exceptional exhibit of Japanese armor and history. December 2012.

Visited December 2012
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Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Very nice exhibition”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Very nice exhibition, larger than it looks from the outside as you go underground. Great introduction to Montreal

Visited January 2012
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very nice experience...”
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Small site, so can be seen rather quickly (under 3 hours depending on involvement in exhibits). The short video on Montreal's history should happen in every city to some degree as it was informative (even if it was a little basic). The Samurai exhibit was fascinating and the restaurant L'Arrivage was nice. Unfortunately the observatory was closed. The archaeological site was nice but if you have been to other sites, you will not be overly surprised. Overall a lot of fun...

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“amazing”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

was truly astounded! I thought I was just going into a regular museum, but I didn't expect to see an actual archaeological dig. Was so cool!

Visited December 2012
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Athens, New York
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“A must do!”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Located in Old Montreal by the waterway, these museums give the very interesting history of Montreal. The excavation located below the museums, called the dig, well worth the time to enjoy.

Visited November 2012
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