Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, Montreal

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History Museum · Specialty Museum
Experience a journey through Montreal's history at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex. Situated in Old Montreal, the museum was founded in 1992, on the city's 350th birthday. View relics and artifacts from almost every historical period, and explore the archaeological crypt where you can see foundations of some of the city's oldest buildings. Take advantage of interactive displays to learn about key moments in the city's history, discover the world of 18th-century sailors, or check out the website to see if the museum is hosting an interesting temporary exhibit during your visit. Make Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex part of your personalized Montreal itinerary using our Montreal attractions tool.
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  • We impressed with all the information provided about our city that I was unaware of. We will be back.  more »
  • Well maintained and interesting museum. Several layers of history are laid bare for the audience to examine and interpret as they see fit. Interesting to see the foundations of the great city of...  more »
  • Definitely a must go if you are visiting Montreal. The amount of history in the city is amazing and there's no better way to experience it than to walk through the old dug up city itself. Amazing that it was preserved for so long. Be prepared to spend hours here as it is very large and informative.
  • Excellent museum for adults and kids. My wife and I visited to specifically see the Peru exhibit and we were not disappointed. Museum is well laid out on several levels. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms very clean. There were activities for kids in the archaeological portions. All of the exhibits were in French and English. Great gift shop. Definitely worth a visit.
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