Centre d'Histoire de Montreal, Montreal

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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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  • The bottom floor provided the history of Montreal in several sections. Not too much for each section so reasonably quick to get through. The second and third floors were about Expo 67 (50th Anniversar...  more »
  • In a former barracks of firemen, in the heart of old Montreal, the montreal history centre is a presentation of the history of the city for 375 years. The Museum presents the different periods of evolution of the city, the linguistic domination, the waves of immigration. A beautiful exhibition on the world exhibition of 1967 on the floor.
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  • If you want a quick summary of Montreal's history, this is a good place to spend an hour. Can't beat the fee. The first floor is an overview of Montreal's history and a good jumping off point when vis...  more »
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  • Very few history to see in this museum. Not worth the time and money.
  • Very clean. Knowledgeable staff and a great way to learn about Montreal's history.
  • 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.
  • It's a great place to understand Montreal's history
  • 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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