Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, Montreal

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Experience a journey through Montreal's history at Pointe-a-Calliere Museum. Situated in Old Montreal, the museum was founded in 1992, on the city's 350th birthday. View relics and artifacts from almost every historical period, and explore the archaeological crypt where you can see foundations of some of the city's oldest buildings. Take advantage of interactive displays to learn about key moments in the city's history, discover the world of 18th-century sailors, or check out the website to see if the museum is hosting an interesting temporary exhibit during your visit. Take a look at our Montreal vacation trip planner to schedule your visit to Pointe-a-Calliere Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 16, 2017
    This is a great place to start a trip exploring the city. It begins with a very well done and creative video time line. The displays are well done including all of the underground archaeological walks...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    colour me impressed the ideas and work put into this museum is evident. The displays and the layout seemed fresh, innovative and modern. Heck, there is a large glass etching in there that is stunning ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We went Museum-hopping during our visit, and from the few that we visited, Pointe-a-Calliere Museum was the best that we went too. The Montreal Museum of History in the old fire station looked pretty ...  more »

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