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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  • This museum is really essential to discover the city and its history. Very informative and well laid out Museum to discover Montreal.
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  • For $20 I would have been disappointed. The visit was made worth it for its two floors of hockey memorabilia, info and interactive amusements.  more »
  • This museum is a must. There are the remains of the first settlements of Montreal, built between the river and a river for safety.
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