Pointe-à-Callière Montreal Musem



350 Place Royale, Montreal, QC Visit Website | 514-872-9150 | info@pacmusee.qc.ca


Ages: All Ages

Located at the birthplace of Montréal, Pointe-à-Callière is the only museum complex—made up of five buildings—built on a concentrated number of national historic and archaeological sites that illustrate major eras in the history of Montréal, Québec, and Canada. Pointe-à-Callière is the largest archaeology museum in Canada, and is the second most popular museum in Montréal. It opened in 1992, on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the founding of Montréal. Pointe-à-Callière’s mission is to raise awareness and foster an appreciation of Montréal’s history, and to forge bonds with regional, national, and international networks concerned with archaeology, history, and urban issues. The Museum is currently working towards the completion of an expansion project, which consists of showcasing some ten heritage and historic sites grouped together under the name Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, a world-class cultural and tourist destination. Please see the families section of their web site for practical tips before your visit. Check here for museum hours and rates. Note the museum is closed on Mondays. 


1 review
  • March 5, 2013
    "This museum is actually built right on top of an archeological site! We started our visit with an 18 minute multimedia presentation of the complete history of Montreal from the birth of the city right up to present day. Dont miss this. Not only does the theatre have a 270 screen, but the floor overlooks archeological remains that become part of the presentation. After that you are free to walk through the museum on your own or, if you time it right, take a guided tour. My tweens found that spending just about 2 hours here was enough for them. I am not sure I would recommend this museum for anyone younger unless they are real history buffs as we didn't find any real handson activities."
    - missmagpie

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