Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, Montreal

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Experience a journey through Montreal's history at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex. Situated in Old Montreal, the museum was founded in 1992, on the city's 350th birthday. View relics and artifacts from almost every historical period, and explore the archaeological crypt where you can see foundations of some of the city's oldest buildings. Take advantage of interactive displays to learn about key moments in the city's history, discover the world of 18th-century sailors, or check out the website to see if the museum is hosting an interesting temporary exhibit during your visit. Make Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex part of your personalized Montreal itinerary using our Montreal attractions tool.
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  • At first this museum is very confusing, but in the end I felt they had done a good job in both highlighting the excavated remains and trying to explain the history of Montreal. The whole museum is....  more
    At first this museum is very confusing, but in the end I felt they had done a good job in both highlighting the excavated remains and trying to explain the history of Montreal. The whole museum is....  more »
  • Visited with my husband and spent about 2 hours learning about Montreal. It was interesting and there were lots of artifacts. We had already walked around other parts of Montreal at this point so... 
    Visited with my husband and spent about 2 hours learning about Montreal. It was interesting and there were lots of artifacts. We had already walked around other parts of Montreal at this point so...  more »
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  • Very nice museum, largely about the history of Montreal and its origins, but sometimes has temporary exhibits of a curious nature. There was a cool one about Vikings when I went, and they had one on Egyptian mummies not long ago. Fun stuff! Oh and don't miss the bilingual multimedia presentation about the history of Montreal. It's beautifully executed! 👌 Pro-tip: Buy your tickets online and you can go to the "fast queue" when entering the museum.
  • One of the top museums I've ever visited! I love Montreal, and this museum is one of the reasons. The presentation of history is so fresh and engaging. The museum is literally built over ongoing excavations of parts of the original town settlement. It's mind-blowing! You can look down into excavations of original walls and taverns as you wander through the otherwise thoroughly modern presentation of facts and history, complete with fun lighted tunnels and audio presentations. If you have any interest in history at all, you will LOVE this museum, and if you don't, you just may develop an interest as a result of the wonderful exhibitions.

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