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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  • I enjoyed this small museum with a permanent exhibit of the history of Montreal on the ground floor describing the immigration patterns over the years. The upper floors had temporary exhibits on Expo ...  more »
  • This was a nice place to spend an hour or two. It has very clear exhibits illustrating Montreal's history. Kids seem to really like it here, too, judging by the the other families I saw.  more »
  • Situated in an old disused fire station in Vieux-Montréal, this place is a great little history trip through Montréal from the arrival of the French to the modern day. For the price of $5 this is one ...  more »
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  • Great place to learn about the history of Montréal, allow for 2-3 hrs to walk through all exhibits. Nice location in a historic building, with easy access from a number of subway stations or walking from downtown and the Old Port. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Student discounts available.
  • Great place to learn about the history of Montreal. It's stunning
  • The first floor was really informative.. didn't love the special exhibition!
  • Excellent place to learn about the history and development of Montreal. Exhibits in the permanent exhibit area on the first floor were very well done. Everything is bi-lingual. Second floor was an exhibition of Expo '67 and was very interesting as well. Although a little small, the cost is very low, particularly for over-55 and children. The facility is handicap accessible. Nearby on the Place d' Youville is the Montreal Founder's Monument/Obelisk and plaques noting the signing of the "Great Peace" with 30+ native American tribes that finally made Montreal save for settlement.
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