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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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350 Place Royale | corner of rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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"multimedia presentation"
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"archaeological site"
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"archaeological dig"
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"multi media show"
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"introductory movie"
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"actual ruins"
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"montreal history"
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"original city"
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"old montreal"
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"temporary exhibits"
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"special exhibit"
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"ville marie"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"great introduction"
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"guided tour"
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

We made the mistake of using the 'free museum day' to visit, which meant we had to queue for 30-odd minutes to get in! However once in we had a fabulous time. Make sure to do the introductory film first, it really helps to outline...More

Thank Gill O
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

We've been to this museum three times in maybe six years. It's just great. The archaeology sites are incredible; the introductory movie is great. It would be fascinating for anyone, especially ages 7 or 8 and up. They also have consistently top-notch temporary exhibits. We...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Where else can you walk on top of old ruins and see what is under you with a plexiglass floor? It was very informative as well as creatively presented. I was captivated by it. Unfortunately some of the English audio did not work. All the...More

Thank Carol R
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

I was so pleasantly surprised with the presentation of the ancient Montreal ruins...had not done any research prior to visiting, and based on the style of the building, was not expecting the incredible archeological treasures within! New exhibits take you all the way down to...More

Thank mike s
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is the one place that I often find myself at while friends and family are in town. It has an interactive show that is a great introduction to the birth place of Montreal. It's also in both languages, so no need to fret over...More

Thank Stephanie K
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is a gem, especially for archaeology buffs and educational for lifelong-learners. The intro film has interesting effects for filmmaking types. After a while, though, the information gets repetitive.

Thank Milyn V
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

We went and did a quick visit today as it was free today( Montreal free museum day) . The exibit was about pirates. Lots of interactive displays.

Thank 5000traveller
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

I spent about 75 minutes here recently and never even made it to the main level. The lower excavations and exhibits are fabulous and the newest one wasn't even open (except to special donors -- which was my only complaint, having paid admission). I'd go...More

Thank Pianolady609
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

This museum is so vivid in its archaeological displays that it puts us in close touch with the the original French experience.

Thank fbw42
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

My partner and I were wowed by the scenery and architecture at that area. It is clean, smells ok, and the locals were nice. There was a medieval fair when we visited and they are costumed with old french attire. Overall, it is a very...More

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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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