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. Make Pointe-a-Calliere Museum part of your personalized Montreal itinerary using our Montreal attractions tool .
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  • Very well thought-out Museum, combining historical, reconstructions, elements and multimedia. The visit is really very interesting, and you learn a lot of the history of the city. Visit that will appeal to all ages.
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  • Small Montreal history museum built on site of the first fort in Montreal. Accordingly, you can see excavated ruins underfoot from early days of settlement, including walking through a large decommiss...  more »
  • The entrance does not give justice to the size of the exhibits which extend underground for a long way. The multimedia presentation was the right length at about 20 minutes and then the exhibits had a...  more »

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