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“Deligtful way to learn Montreal history”

Pointe-a-Calliere Museum
Ranked #13 of 376 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed September 2, 2013

I like the combined way of archaeology site to incorporate the history of Montreal. The theater show which you start with for 22 minutes was excellent. In a matter of 2-3 hours can get a good flavor. The special Beatles exhibit brought back some memories for this baby boomer.

1  Thank AndoverMABicyclist
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"multimedia presentation"
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"archaeological site"
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"agatha christie"
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"archaeological dig"
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"multi media show"
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"actual ruins"
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"pirate exhibit"
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"montreal history"
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"original city"
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"old montreal"
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"temporary exhibits"
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"special exhibit"
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"great introduction"
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"guided tour"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Thanks God for Old port near by, not much to be seen in the Museum. Avoid it at all cost. Not worth the hassle, parking, walking.

Thank maggie j
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Pointe-a-Calliere, Public Relations Manager at Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

Sorry you did not enjoy your visit at the Museum. We read all of our visitor's comments and assure you that we use them to improve the experience offered at Pointe-à-Callière. Thank you!

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Lovely presentations and imaginative reuse of space throughout this museum, but overall the collection did not hold our interest. Perhaps it was our unfamiliarity with Montreal's origins (being Americans on our first visit). But I think it's probably a great place for kids.

1  Thank JohnD21C3
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

As many other reviewers have mentioned, the highlight of this museum is the "underground" archaeological site from original foundations of Montreal's past. There are lots of other sections that give you insights into different time periods of Montreal's history and it does a great job to keep things interesting while educating the visitor.

Thank seekingsunshine_1020
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

The museum is constructed on top of an actual dig although it did not seem to be "active". There are films and lectures included and there was a special exhibit about the Beatles and their visit to Canada so many years ago.

Thank Travellover789
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