Centre d'Histoire de Montreal, Montreal

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#13 of 41 in Museums in Montreal
Gain insight into Montreal's history at Centre d'Histoire de Montreal, which comprehensively explores the city's past--from 1535 to the present day. Located in an attractive heritage building, the museum rotates a number of temporary exhibits touching on various aspects of the city's history alongside a permanent exhibition hall. Included among these are old photographs, maps, and items encompassing over 4,000 artifacts connected to the city's most prominent residents. Sit back and enjoy the many videos of stories and music from historical Montreal. Put Centre d'Histoire de Montreal into our Montreal day trip app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • September 19, 2017
    The Centre d'Histoire is a good place to start your explorations of Montreal. Set in a charming historic building in the old part of the city, this is an interesting, high-tech presentation of the his...  more »
  • August 30, 2017
    This is a quick stop for a crash course in Montreal history. It is pretty simple and may not be worth the price but we love history and found out more about Montreal's past. Particularly informative w...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This is a nice little museum it goes through the history of montreal. Early days in the building of the city. It's a nice place for any history buff.  more »
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  • June 19, 2017
    Very few history to see in this museum. Not worth the time and money.
  • February 2, 2017
    Very clean. Knowledgeable staff and a great way to learn about Montreal's history.
  • July 24, 2016
    Interesting museum on the history of Montreal. A good spot to escape the rain! Unlike museums in the UK you need to pay to get in. Upstairs features more recent history.
  • May 10, 2017
    It's a great place to understand Montreal's history
  • June 1, 2016
    Large museum with minimal exhibits. Gives brief history of montreal. Numerous other museums in the city give more detailed historical information. Museum of archeology down the street or Ramsey house. They do have a fascinating and very unique exhibit about Montreal's shady history during prohibition and the criminal element during the 50's, 60's, 70's, not found in other museums. The exhibit called Scandal is Worth the small admission fee alone.

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If beautiful architecture and views over the water appeal, stay in the historic neighborhood of Vieux Montreal (Old Montreal), where you'll be a stone's throw from the best attractions in the city. If modern convenience is more important to you, look for accommodations in the downtown neighborhood of Centre-Ville, or head a bit farther out to the artsy district of Plateau Mont-Royal. LGBTI visitors might want to consider staying in The Village, Montreal's famously progressive hub of gay and lesbian culture.
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