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“A bit confusing!”

Pointe-a-Calliere Museum
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$19.88*
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Old Montreal Walking Tour
Ranked #18 of 432 things to do in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We have found this problem in other Canadian museums - rather jumbled displays, with different periods of time a bit mixed up, but above all for this museum, inadequate signage so that you cannot follow the very intersting history of Montreal chronologically. A fantastic building, beautifully restored. Coffee shop would be good (we could have missed it!!) rather than just a formal restaurant. Very helpful staff, who warned us it was like a rabbit warren!

1  Thank JulieBWatfordUK
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"special exhibit"
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Should be a first stop for any one visiting Montreal. Montrealers should check it out and then show off as savy hosts to visiting friends and family.
New permanent multimedia show by Moment Factory a real jewel that gives you history in a capsule with goosebumps!

1  Thank LollyMontreal
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Be sure to allow yourself enough time to absorb all this terrific museum offers. An introductory film situates Montreal/Quebec historically and the exhibits are equally informative. If you want to get a true sense of French Canada, this is a great resource.

1  Thank ectrjc
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

This place is an actual archeological site - when you go beneath the museum you will visit the remains of the old port - great exhibits, the samurais was great. great view from the tower too, a must to really learn about New France.

1  Thank jimenita55
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is one of the best museums I have been to. Built over the ruins of the original Montreal, it has a great and interesting display on the history and founding of the city. Interactive film and plenty of displays. Also temporary exhibit, Japanese Samurai at the time was EXCELLENT.

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