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“Difficult to access, but fabulous collections”
Review of Stewart Museum

Stewart Museum
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Ranked #90 of 428 things to do in Montreal
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Stewart Museum celebrates the influence of European civilization in New France and North America. Explore five centuries of political events, scientific experiments and cultural life. The Museum is located in the British military depot, listed in Quebec's cultural heritage directory.
Reviewed 27 April 2014

The Stewart Museum, located on Isle Sainte-Helene, is difficult to access. You can take a water taxi (navette) during the summer from the Vieux Port but otherwise you have to take the metro if you're relying on public transportation. It's located amidst a large nature reserve and Olympic park in a 19th-century fort. The museum recently underwent a complete renovation and the exhibition space is really lovely. If you're interested in the material culture of life in New France during the 17th and 18th centuries, this is an excellent spot. Staff was friendly and the price of admission is reasonable.

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Reviewed 15 November 2013

This is a museum for lovers of old maps, and their special exhibition which goes until April 2014 focuses on them. Apparently the museum has over 1000 old maps and the maps get sent to exhibitions around the world. They have the originals of old maps that I had only seen reproduced on calendars. We found the exhibition knowledgable and facinating.
The rest of the inside of the museum concentrates on everything to do with the explorer period of the discovery of Quebec/Canada. There is also a military part concentrating on the earliest militias. In summer there are military re-enactments but we went in November. This is a new museum that opened in 2011. The setting of the museum is gorgeous, overlooking the St. Lawrence river and Montreal. The grounds are large.

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Reviewed 31 July 2013 via mobile

- very interesting for kids
- play and learn while you go along
- friendly staff and cool life actors/ drum& pipes music
- through the ages logical and understandable
- museum can be 100% recommended

- feel very much cheated and stolen from by the Montreal Park Administration for car park management. Their business practices are CRIMINAL! In Europe or America I would call the consumer advocates or sue them.
- car park fee is listed with $6 per hour on the machine, but machine was programmed to only sell $20 for full day via CC with no option. The friendly museum staff told us they know and daily complain about the theft and cheat, but park admin had been privatized and consumer pays for parking double of the museum entrace fee
- other car parks and attractions (view tower, dining areas, beach) were closed or rented out for privat events, so after the very good museum we had waisted $20 for nothing, shame on such greedy and arrogant park administrators...

That's why the museum and rest of the attractions were almost empty during high season...

1  Thank LifelongExpat
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

recent renovations and alterations enhance an already first class museum. The location in the Old Fort adds to the authenticity, and artifacts are laid out in such a way as to lead us through Canada's beginnings.

2  Thank colonel78
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

The stewart museum was recently renovated and it shows - there is a two floor exhibition on the history of Montreal,Quebec and Canada that is really engrossing. There is a nice combination of panels, paintings, artifacts and multimedia that will soak up a good two hours or more of your time. The multimedia part sits you in front of a miniature recreation of montreal while you listen to various historical passages about different parts of the city on headphones, supplemented by creative lighting and an accompanying video this is a real highlight of the exhibition. Don't forget to take a tour of the grounds before or after leaving the exhibition portion. While I visited, there was a second exhibition about kitchen design which was thoroughly uninteresting, but to each his own - the highlight remains the historical exhibition for me.

2  Thank Arkada
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