Musee Pointe-a-calliereCurrently Closed
- Address: 350 Place Royale, Montreal, QC H2Y 3Y5, Canada
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 1-5148729150
- Ticket Price: 1 CAD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
Musee Pointe-a-calliere - Review
Pointe-a-Calliere takes into account and showcases archaeologically significant artifacts from each period in the city's past. The archaeological locales it ensures have processed one of the biggest archaeological accumulations in Canada.
In association with various schools, it leads an exploration program on the city's history and paleontology, and its accumulations incorporate antiquities and reports. The Museum's mission also includes the city's architecture and mechanical legacy. It endeavors to make travelers and the local people cognizant of their distant past, their legacy of today and yesterday, and everybody's role in safeguarding and advertising the legacy of the city.
Since it opened, the Museum has put forth more than thirty displays on topics identifying with nearby and global prehistoric studies, society, history and legacy, and multiculturalism. Supplementing this display system are training programs and social exercises that present school and college crowds and the overall population to different parts of paleontology. This important location should certainly be placed on the itinerary for all tourists who are visiting the city for the first time.
Musee Pointe-a-calliere Information
- Take some time to examine all of the displays.
How To reach Musee Pointe-a-calliere by Public Transport
- Metro Subway Station Place d’Armes (Line 2)
Restaurants Near Musee Pointe-a-calliere
- Restaurant Garde-Manger Inc
- Bocata Tapas Bar A Vin
- Cafe Stash
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16.91% of people who visit Montreal include Musee Pointe-a-calliere in their plan
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People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Musee Pointe-a-calliere
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Musee Pointe-a-calliere, Montreal Reviews
The exhibits did a good job of presenting what info they chose to present... This is a fairly new museum and I was surprised their presentation was not more even handed as far as the First Nations perspective being presented (it simply was not). The look is cool but in some cases they favored tech and aesthetics over content, imo. I'm glad we went there though.
There was a temporary exhibit on Egyptian queens when I came. It had a nice selection of artifacts, but they felt loosely related and I thought it could have been arranged in a manner that felt more meaningful. The permanent exhibition on the history of Montreal was interesting. I liked that the exhibition was underground where the events discussed took place, it fit thematically. The walk through the street/sewer was nice. I think the way the panels discussed the relationship with the Native Americans may have glossed over some of colonialism's more exploitative practices, but it was in general an informative experience.
Gotta say I was blown away by the museum. I haven't been here since I was probably a kid with school and it's definitely gotten upgraded. Lots of tech, 5 pavilions (3 permanent of the history of Montreal, 2 for other exhibits). Really interactive so adults and children will be plenty entertained. The 20 minute theatre show is really cool too with 180 screen + light projections. Would highly suggest for tourist and Montreal dwellers alike!
What a marvelous museum! We learned so much. The way the museum is set up it makes it easy to get around. We will recommend it to all our American friends who come to visit Montreal. The movie to introduce you to the history of Montreal was very informative & tastefully done. The hologram show was interesting & different. I regret I did not take more photos. Thanks Montreal.
If you're ever in Montreal, this is definitely a MUST. At first, I was skeptical of dishing out money for a ticket because of how much else there is to do in the city, but it was well spent. I got to see some incredible exhibits, take in beautiful river views, and learn more about the city in a relaxed and interactive way. This was by far one of the highlights of my trip!