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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%
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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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Reviewed 24 February 2017

The selection of Asian art and artifacts from the collection of Sam and Myrna Myers is quite stunning. It runs until March 19; try to see it if you can. Compared to it, the historical exhibition focusing on Montreal is rather disappointing. The introductory film...More

1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I wasn't really sure what to expect with this museum but I was pleasantly surprised. This was a super interesting archeological site/history museum. Would be great for children.

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 22 February 2017

There were few other visitors when we went on a blustery Montreal afternoon. That suited us fine, as we could take our time appreciating the artistry of fine Japanese robes, Ming dynasty porcelain ( the finest collection I have seen anywhere ), Japanese armour, swords,...More

1  Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Pointe-a-Calliere Museum looks intriguing from the outside, with dramatic - but not bombastic - modern elements pleasingly juxtaposed with heritage elements. Regrettably, though, it is not worth the visit inside (C$20 for an adult). The overwhelming impression of the interior spaces is confusion. It...More

Thank 27colinn
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Realy interesting,the underground portion of the museum relate in part the beginning of Montréal you can see the imprint of the first pallisade around what was then ville Marie,they also have the ruins of the first sewer of Montréal,from there you can go underground to...More

Thank Claude P
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This museum offers interesting exhibits and attractions. Every time I visit this museum I find something interesting to view. The price is reasonable and it is kid friendly. The gift shop is cute too.

Thank Joanna L
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Cool museum with much more than meets the eye. The highlight is the excavations that you enter from the main building, then come back up across the street into another building. The pirates/coursairs exhibit was amazing with a huge interactive pirate ship. I would imagine...More

Thank ashley l
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This museum is very informative about how Montreal evolved from Native settlements to the arrival of European settlers, all the way to present-day. There is a media presentation that really brings the past to life. It really gives you perspective when you walk around Old...More

Thank JMEastwood
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Well, old stone building foundations can be interesting, but 3 acres of them? Folks this is not Rome, Athens or Ephesus. They exposed the stone foundations of several blocks of the heart of the older part of the city, under several modern buildings, and have...More

Thank gregv_ma
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A very nice step back in time, documenting the history of the development of Montreal. The museum exhibits are very professionally done, and very educational.

Thank Jmike715
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to
some of the city's most antiquated buildings and
picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St.
Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums,
festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its
centre, street performers and artists compete with
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Joan E
24 July 2017|
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Response from ronpare8 | Reviewed this property |
I phoned them and Yes they do supply Wheelchairs for free now the Fee is 20 dollars and 65 and over 18 i hope you enjoy it this is their phone number 5148729150
25 August 2016|
Response from Leslie B | Reviewed this property |
I would give it at least 2 hours. They have group tours available which are recommended for more insightful information. After the tour, you can linger at your leisure.
7 February 2015|
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Response from Pointe-a-Calliere | Property representative |
The Museum has a single admission rate that provides access to the Museum as a whole, which includes several exhibitions. First off, the Yours Truly, Montréal multimedia show and two permanent exhibitions, Where Montréal Was... More