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Pointe-a-Calliere Museum

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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...more
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350 Place Royale | corner of rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the museum on March break. Very interesting and very cool. Well done. Think it’s the first museum I’ve been that’s mostly underground. Good place to learn about the history of Montreal. Loved the rebuilt sewer. An interesting place to spend a couple of hours.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not often that displays of ancient Egyptian artifacts come to Montreal and I've always been an ancient history buff, Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, so it was with great eagerness that my wife and I went to see the exhibition last summer. I hadn't been...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is well worth a visit so very very interesting. We learnt so much of the history of Montreal. Walking through the old sewer system was amazing and it as all been set out in a very straightforward way so you don't miss anything....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Pointe-a-Calliere Museum with my family. We all enjoyed walking among the old building foundations and learning about the history of the first buildings of Montreal. The old sewer that you can walk through is also very interesting.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Tuesday morning and the museum was relatively quiet. The adults found the exhibits and displays of the original city foundation quite interesting. The kids enjoyed the models and interactive exhibits. We all liked the walk through the old sewer site. It...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the archiology to be a compelling and digestable approach to history. The sewer excavation with its featured colored lighting display left a lasting impression of "that's Montreal!"

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is very easy to get lost in. It is really nothing more than a set of foundation ruins from old Montreal and part of the old sewer. The weird "Room of Wonders" was a bizarre collection of taxidermy and items in formaldehyde.The bad...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a Saturday morning and would recommend that as there was quite a line when we left. The history was fascinating and a great intro for two people new to Montreal. The real winner for us was in section C with the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The multimedia show you see at the beginning is an excellent historical overview of the coty and a great way for travellers who know little about Montreal to start their trip. The restaurant is nice. Descend into Montreal's ancient caverns / old sewer system and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank David Allan K
Pointe-a-Calliere, Responsable des relations publiques at Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment! We are happy to hear that you like to recommend the Museum to your guests and friends and that you see it as a good trip starter!

Reviewed 1 February 2019

Montreal didn't make a lot of sense to me before I went here. It gave me such an understanding of why the culture is the way it is and showed me so much history. The staff are lovely and very helpful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brittherschell
Pointe-a-Calliere, Responsable des relations publiques at Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment and your visit! We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience and feel enlightened about Montreal's history!

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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.
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.
24 March 2018|
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Response from Kat2955 | Reviewed this property |
better by metro as we have lots of construction but so good walking wise once you get out of the metro