Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montreal

Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montreal (must see)

If you have a penchant for history and its invaluable footprints, then Pointe-à-Callière Museum in Montreal is definitely a place to visit. This museum houses rare collections and artifacts unearthed during a decade of digging. Visit this museum and you can trace the history of this city right from the Natives era.

Pointe-à-Callière Museum was opened in 1992 at the very site where evidences of the origins of Montreal housing were unearthed. This site was instrumental in bringing to focus a thousand years of life and activities of the people of this city. All the remarkable archeological remains are displayed with complete integrity in honor of people who have lived in Montreal through ages.

The mission of the museum is to educate visitors on the heritage of ancient Montreal and its developmental stages that led to the modern era. There are various educative, research, outreach and conservation programs that educate visitors and help them appreciate the rich historical heritage of this city.

Of all the varied sections tracing the history of Montreal, the one on “Where Montreal Began” is very popular and keeps tourists spellbound with its attention to detail. So, if you wish to etch a piece of Montreal history in your memory, Pointe-à-Callière Museum will not leave you disappointed.

Why You Should Visit:
A fun and fascinating introduction to Montreal history!
Specializing in the many component parts of the city's history and combining this with archaeological discoveries provides one of the more unique museum experiences you will find anywhere.

Tip:
If you have kids it's worth checking the museum website to see what's going on for the little ones.
Note that the museum also has a Bistro with a lovely view, that closes at 4pm.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun: 11am-5pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Pointe-à-Callière Museum
Sight Location: Montreal, Canada
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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