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

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History Museum · Specialty Museum
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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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  • 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 »
  • Entertainment for all ages (even teens!). This is a very cool museum full of instagram worthy photo spots to keep your social media obsessed teens entertained (all while learning about the history of....  more
    Entertainment for all ages (even teens!). This is a very cool museum full of instagram worthy photo spots to keep your social media obsessed teens entertained (all while learning about the history of....  more »
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  • Decent place to spend a couple of hours. Most of the focus is on the history of Montreal. Pretty cool they've the actual ruins from the first settlers. The Viking display was interesting. But it relied heavily mostly on graphics and recreated actors and not too many artifacts.
  • I really enjoyed this museum. I thought the use of the history of the building and surrounding area as a way to anchor the overall experience was pretty innovative. As an American, I don't know much about the history of Canada or Montreal and the exhibits here helped me flesh out my knowledge about this place. The Viking exhibit was also pretty cool.

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