Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History

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

AAA Editor Notes

Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History (Pointe-à-Callière, Musée 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. A $60 million expansion project is underway and is scheduled to be finished by May 2017, when the museum complex will encompass 11 historic buildings and sites, connected by tunnels. A multimedia show unfolds the history of Montréal, followed by an underground archeological tour. 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. Time: Allow 2 hours, 30 minutes minimum.
$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.