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Pointe-a-Calliere Museum

350 Place Royale | corner of rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
+1 514-872-9150
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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350 Place Royale | corner of rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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"multimedia presentation"
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"archaeological site"
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"archaeological dig"
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"multi media show"
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"introductory movie"
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"actual ruins"
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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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"ville marie"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"great introduction"
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"guided tour"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Came inside the museum trying to escape a rainy day. I feared the museum would be boring however i was greatly mistaken. There are quite a bit of interactive displays. The 20 minute entry show is interesting and well presented and there is lots to...More

2  Thank Ruby F
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

The thing that I walked away with after visiting here was how much our living and working environment's effect on our perceptions of our world and our place in it.

1  Thank Joyce R
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

I had been here on my last visit in 2000 and it's expanded significantly since then. Still super-impressive with more exhibits and excavations. Plan on 2-3 hours here to do it justice.

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

We visited as they opened on our first full day in Montreal. I was surprised how much I really enjoyed the museum. It's large, and could occupy the better part of a day; we stuck to the main exhibits and found it really enjoyable as...More

2  Thank bmpaczak
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

You can see the beginning of the original city, Ville Marie, at the on-going dig. I found that part very interesting. It does open with a multimedia history presentation that I could have done without, but the school kids there loved it.

1  Thank Maya H
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

Just a few blocks from Rue St Paul and the heart of Old Montreal, the excavations indicate this was where Montreal was first established. Always something to see here - exhibits, tours, etc. Also the location for the 18th Century Public Market held in August...More

1  Thank Ed O
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

I had really never heard of this excellent museum even after visiting Montreal several times before. We spent 4.5 hours seeing the various exhibits, the highlight being a 1 hour guided tour by Alexandre, an enthusiastic and knowledgable guide par excellence. Well worth the $20...More

1  Thank Cannuckk
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

When we were there, renovations limited access a bit. My wife had sprained her knee, and staff were helpful in providing a wheelchair - and when they realized she couldn't see basement they refunded her fee! The introductory movie by Motion Factory included actual ruins...More

Thank kawaguy
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Pointe-a-Calliere is the historic location of the early settlement of Montreal. The museum is built over the remains of a historic building and above an old burial location. The museum is well-presented. There is a video presentation that introduces the history of Montreal in a...More

1  Thank TravelerCentralFLA
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

It's worth a visit. But it is inspired by a 'nationalist' (that doesn't mean nation-based but instead it means province-based) slant to history. The Anglophones are the oppressors and the heroes were the Francophones. But you'll see a lot in a small museum and outside...More

Thank Tim M
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Brad H
19 April 2018|
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Response from Lambchopspecial | Reviewed this property |
Most of it works for that age. There is a variety of interactive options in each of the areas.
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Wayne R
30 March 2018|
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Response from rkcausey | Reviewed this property |
10:00am - 5:00pm most days (call if you're going this weekend -- Easter will mean Holiday Hours of some sort). Tickets were reasonable $24.00(ish) for adults.
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Wayne R
24 March 2018|
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Response from Kat2955 | Reviewed this property |
METRO is the best way to travel in the downtown area HOCKEY exhibition is over but maybe you will want to visit also NAPOLEAN-MUSEE DES BEAUX ARTS Musee de l Histoire de Montreal in Old Montreal
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