Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex

350 Place Royale
Montreal, QC H2Y 3Y5- Map It
Phone: (514) 872-9150

AAA Editor Notes

Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex (Pointe-à-Callière, Cité d'archéologie et d'histoire Montréal) is located on the corner of rue de la Commune at 350 Place Royale in Old Montréal (M: Place d’Armes). The museum is built atop actual remains of the original European settlement, parts of which are on display throughout several buildings connected by tunnels. An ongoing $60 million expansion project is underway and the latest sites to go on show, the Fort Ville-Marie-Quebecor Pavilion and the Memory Collector, opened in May 2017 to coincide with the museum’s 25th (and Montréal’s 375th) birthday celebrations. A multimedia show unfolds the history of Montréal, followed by an underground archeological tour. Other highlights include the first Catholic cemetery, remains of the vaulted Little St-Pierre River, and an early Montréal sewer system and fortifications. A virtual installation depicting an 18th-century marketplace is also featured. Pointe-à-Callière presents two or three new local or international temporary exhibitions each year. Guided tours are available. Food is available.
$17.40; $15.66 (ages 65+); $11.31 (students ages 18-30 with ID); $8.70 (students ages 13-17 with ID); $6.96 (ages 5-12); $38.27 (family, one adult and three children under 17 or two adults and one or two children under 17). Prices may vary; phone ahead.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-6, Sat.-Sun. 11-6, June 24-Labour Day; Tues.-Fri. 10-5, Sat.-Sun. 11-5, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Victoria Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 2 hours, 30 minutes minimum.