Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, Montreal

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Experience a journey through Montreal's history at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex. 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, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex part of your personalized Montreal itinerary using our Montreal attractions tool.
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  • Our experience here was baffling--on purchasing our tickets, personnel pointed us to a staircase to begin our visit. At the bottom of the stairs, we were confronted with a case containing... 
    Our experience here was baffling--on purchasing our tickets, personnel pointed us to a staircase to begin our visit. At the bottom of the stairs, we were confronted with a case containing...  more »
  • The overview video is very helpful to set the stage. The six exhibit area are well developed and laid out. 
    The overview video is very helpful to set the stage. The six exhibit area are well developed and laid out.  more »
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  • Very nice museum, largely about the history of Montreal and its origins, but sometimes has temporary exhibits of a curious nature. There was a cool one about Vikings when I went, and they had one on Egyptian mummies not long ago. Fun stuff! Oh and don't miss the bilingual multimedia presentation about the history of Montreal. It's beautifully executed! 👌 Pro-tip: Buy your tickets online and you can go to the "fast queue" when entering the museum.
  • An amazing opportunity to gain a better understanding of Montreal, and Canada's history! This museum is so different from other Canadian museums we've visited in Ottawa and Toronto, as you really get to experience how the world looked over time. There are many interactive components, and it's a great way to experience history! We could have spent all day here.

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