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Pointe-a-Calliere Museum

350 Place Royale, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
+1 514-872-9150
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Pointe-à-Callière, the birthplace of Montréal 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 Montréal's 375th anniversary in May 2017, Pointe-à-Callière will inaugurate a new pavilion highlighting Fort Ville-Marie.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
350 Place Royale, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
+1 514-872-9150
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This museum was a disappointment. Could not tell what the best route was through it and seemed like there was a LOT of wasted space. Too expensive.

Thank LJL1974
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The museum is quite unique since it is built over an archeological site which takes the visitor back through the centuries to show Montreal's history. You actually walk through the layers of the dig as you go through the exhibit. The docents have to remind...More

1  Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 21 August 2016

While not originally on our plans, we wandered in b/c of the interesting exterior. It is a large space, so we didn't spend time on everything. There is a multimedia explanation of Montreal, with a projection, over the years. It was really interesting, though at...More

Thank Seema R
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

There is a lot to like about this museum. There's a multimedia show at the entry which is great, setting the context for the rest of the visit. Then there's all the archeology. Sites of multiple buildings are included, showing foundations from multiple eras. And...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The Museum is designed to offer a 3-D understanding of the construction in Montreal. It also offers a historical and cultural explanaion of the city's development.

Thank Voyageur-Du-Monte16
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Over a decade later and the expanded museum, archaeology site and gallery in the old town still inspire me to think of early colonial encounters and interactions. I am glad that there is more on the First Nations and their trading networks and the role...More

Thank RafikiLondon
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Great museum showing the development of Montreal and the influence of the river. The graphics and the information was interesting and easy to understand.

Thank skitr19
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This museum is dedicated to the archeological content dugg up in time and reveals amazing information about Montreal. From the Rivière St-Pierre, the former open sewer line serving this part of the city, to the Iroquois and their locations, it is a visit that will...More

Thank claude l
Reviewed 15 August 2016

My bias: we are a family of four (two parents, two pre-teens, youngest in a wheelchair). This was a terrific museum -- not super-easy to locate (the sign faces one direction [toward the teeny Place Royale]), but worth it. We found it fascinating and edifying...More

Thank June_Boys
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Excellent and "unique" food Professionnal as Much as Friendly service. Calm but attractive atmosphère

Thank Danielle l
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