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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%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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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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"multimedia presentation"
in 46 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 28 reviews
"archaeological dig"
in 19 reviews
"multi media show"
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"introductory movie"
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"actual ruins"
in 12 reviews
"montreal history"
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"original city"
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"old montreal"
in 146 reviews
"temporary exhibits"
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"special exhibit"
in 27 reviews
"ville marie"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"great introduction"
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"guided tour"
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"on display"
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"foundation"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting to see the évolution on Montreal. We also saw the egyptian artefacts and our guide was Very knowledgeable.

Thank Francine D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I enjoyed this museum very much. It was cool to see the artifacts and original foundations of the city. Well organized and informative!

Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The attention to detail is what takes what could be a small, dry historical/archaeological site and elevates it to a immersive and memorable experience. I cannot remember the last time I enjoyed a museum this much. Every part of the experience had little activities and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a morning here and absolutely loved it! You start the visit with an amazing audio visual presentation that takes you through the history of Montreal before then heading into the main structure. The main area of the museum takes you under street level with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I am in the field of water pollution control, I had to see the old sewers. I was iimpressed how they took the old sewers and made it a part of a fabulous museum about the history of Montreal.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

QUEEN OF EGYPT, time to discover through 350 objects.We are so blessed to live in so many centuries.

Thank Kat2955
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The really neat part is the location. The museum incorporates the archeological sites. And there were some interactive displays for children. But there really wasn’t much detailed information about the area, and the opening multimedia show was ok visually but glossed over conflicts—indigenous and Europeans,...More

1  Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 3:30 pm on a Saturday and the museum closed at 5 pm, so the tour was short. Arriving at this time the entrance cost was half price. However the 20 or so visitors were swept out of the museum by 4:45 which...More

Thank Darlene M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing museum for only $15 to $20 entry. Took us a few hours to get through everything and that was with going quickly through some sections. Definitely watch the video about Montréal before you go into the main exhibits (it appears to play on 15...More

Thank asw71
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had friends who had been into the museum a few days before so we followed their lead. The first video presentation was great-visually appealing and available in 8 languages. The next few areas showed the old ruins and the sewer area. We listened to...More

Thank Janine P
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Brad H
18 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.
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Wayne R
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.
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Wayne R
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
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