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“Not Crowded At All Duriung The Summer”
Review of Stewart Museum

Stewart Museum
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Ranked #87 of 396 things to do in Montreal
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Stewart Museum celebrates the influence of European civilization in New France and North America. Explore five centuries of political events, scientific experiments and cultural life. The Museum is located in the British military depot, listed in Quebec's cultural heritage directory.
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“Not Crowded At All Duriung The Summer”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Included as part of the Museum Pass, Stewart Museum is a beautiful fifteen minute walk from Metro Station Jean-Drapeau (or you can park at the parking lot next to La Ronde Amusement Park). Visited at opening and the place was relatively empty throughtout my visit. Very nice with views and lots of historical artifacts such as weapons, art works, kitchenware, etc.

If you are going to visit at least 5 of Montreal's top museums, buy a 3 day Museum Pass for $60 (an extra $5 gets you a three day metro pass).

Visited August 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Nice museum but not what was expected”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

The museum is in an old fort in Jean Drapeau Park. Really easy ride on the metro to get there. There were basically two exhibits, both very interesting. One was history (permanent) and another on kitchens, basically, historic now and in the future that was more interesting than it sounds. But, when I read about this museum it sounded more interactive historical, which it definitely was not. For instance, I had read there were lots of hands on activities, but there were none., Also, that it was great for kids, but there was nothing other than the exhibits.

It is a bit of a walk from the train. Not physically challenging, but hot if the weather is warm.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank K L
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“nice little museum”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

The Stweart Museum was one of the many covered by our Museum Passes, so we decided to visit it on the way back from the Biosphere. It is a good walk (15-20 mins) from the metro, but not overly taxing. The museum has an interesting historical exhibit and (while we were there) an interesting exhibit on the kitchen. The area around the museum and pretty and relaxing.

Visited August 2012
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“A remnant of Scottish Canada's influence.”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Let's face it. Great monuments by Scots abound in Montreal (Sunlife Building, Old Montreal BMO building. Place D'armes, McGill, Lachine canal, etc. ). A PhD student about twenty years ago explained that Montreal fell into an economic nomansland after the war when most Scots moved out to go to Toronto or out west with little talent at the time , to replace their enthusiasm and merchant expertise. Stewart of McDonald Tobacco fame, made rich by tobacco, left this fantastic legacy of a museum. The vibes are similar to those at the historic Fort Chambly on the majestic Richelieu.Plan a picnic before or after this visit as there are sprawling lawns with a million dollar views of Montreal's Skyline. To go there use the Metro and be prepared for walking (Biosphere nearby) or take the car via Jacques Cartier bridge (st Helen's exit) or go by Habitat 67 and keep on driving in the direction of the Casino (you could park there or right across from the Stewart museum ..no problems there). Great place to see the fireworks also.

Visited August 2011
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“A really good day out”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Vincent our guide was really good at bringing the exhibitions to life - dont miss the re-enactments

Visited July 2012
1 Thank RosaBristol
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