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Centre d'Histoire de Montreal, Montreal
(4.3/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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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  • You will enjoy your visit to this museum that will allow you to know the history of the barracks of Montreal.
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  • I do step on each trip! Entry little dear (3CAND), seven pieces, trace the history of the city with maps, objects, videos... playful and no head (but serious). Ends soon, an extra exhibition on the underworld and low funds of the city
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  • We were looking for a site to discover and understand the history of the first living and arriving at Quebec and Montreal and this exhibition to completely met our expectations. Rather short well made with lots of information. The visit is longer with the temporary exhibition on the time of the years 40-60 "scandal vice and crime". A bit too long d elsewhere because frustrated of not having the time to read everything, listen and watch as everything was very interesting. Sets and staging Super and captivating stories. Very good work.
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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