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Centre d'Histoire de Montreal

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Located in a former fire station, this museum explores Montreal's history from the 1600s to the present.
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335 place d'Youville, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3T1, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
+1 514-872-3207
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Small, comprehensive and well laid out. Info given by films, models, wall panels and recordings, in a well integrated way. Nice virtual reality ‘tour’ in their Expo 67 section on the upper floor. Well worth visiting.

Thank Minnou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place for a visit. Not a big one. It is an old fire station. It was built on the way of the small river which afterwards had been hidden in a pipe. You can take guided tour here. Museum tells about two important stories...More

Thank Svetlana V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting stuff on Montreal's history. They also had a nice exhibit about Expo 67, the cutting-edge international exhibition hosted in Montreal in 1967.

Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a particularly great site, although only five dollars, three floors, but not worth the bother A lot of info on the Expo must have been big

Thank snei
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I may have been expecting too much but I can't recommend visiting this Centre. It has very little more than a very basic history of the city. The entry fee is low, but even so I don't rate it as worth a visit.

Thank Jude I
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The Centre D'Histoire de Montreal is a great place to go before you see the other sights. It gives you a detailed and thorough history of the city, including First Nations, the different settlers in Montreal, the industrial age, etc. The exhibits are detailed enough...More

1  Thank Jessi604
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Full of history on Montreal. We enjoyed visiting this museum (it also gave us respite from the hot sunshine!). We particularly enjoyed the big map at the entrance and trying to locate all the places on it and put them in the right place. The...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

I think because of the weather we enjoyed sitting outside this converted fire station more than the inside - that said it was VERY pleasant outside. It can be found rather tucked away in the heart of the Old Town - worth a look inside...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This was part of our Montreal passeport ticket so we did not pay - adult tickets were $7.50. We would have paid this just for the ground floor information. The history of Montreal documented in an informative and interactive way which was good. Levels 2...More

2  Thank SianiWms
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Nice place to know more about the evolution of Montreal with an excellent location. Special thanks to our guide from Candiac!!

Thank Vanessa M
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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the
Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and
commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship
stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate
headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by
nightfall transforms from a business district into a
youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and
restaurants heavily peopled by students and young
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25 August 2016|
Response from Leigh61 | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours, depending how many exhibits you go to and how much you read of the signage