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Centre d'Histoire de Montreal, Montreal

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History Museum
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. For Centre d'Histoire de Montreal and beyond, use our Montreal vacation route planner to get the most from your Montreal vacation.
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  • I had not had the time to complete the visit to this museum the first time where I put the feet. But I promised myself to go back. This was done last weekend. This museum is very interesting and very well done. If you're just on vacation in Montreal, I think you won't be disappointed. As for those who reside in the Canada, I think it is part of the museums to visit at least once. You learn a lot fast enough. For those who love the history of Quebec I highly recommend to go there. In addition the entry is really affordable, only$ 6. Whether for the people bit passionate about museums, which are not often or just lovers of history, this museum should be. I also had the chance to see the temporary exhibition "scandal! "Vice, crime and morality in Montreal, 1940-1960" I like bcp, it was very rewarding.
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  • This is not a very big museum but it is well laid out and very clearly explains the history of the city and the area. The displays are interestingly modern to talk about the past and the experience is...  more »
  • Through several small rooms offering information on different points along the timeline of Montreal's history--precolonial with First Nations, colonial with the first settlement, etc.--this museum acq...  more »
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  • 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.
  • As a native Montrealer, I'm not too excited to visit a museum about my home town; however, I have seen some mind-blowing exhibits on urbanism here (I love urbanism and architecture). The museum is quaint and well-designed, not too big, so good for a "shorter visit". The historical permanent collection is very good, spanning from colonial times to Montreal's growth to a modern metropolis of Canada. Kid-friendly, but more for adults with an interest in urbanism, architecture, and history.
  • Very interesting, easy to follow. Very well displayed.
  • 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.
  • Great museum. Clean, easy to walk through, and good quality exhibits