Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex
350, place Royale
Vieux-Montréal H2Y 3Y5
In addition to the permanent exhibitions – Where Montréal Began, Memory Collector, Building Montréal, Crossroads Montréal, Archaeo-Adventure and Pirates or Privateers? – The Museum also presents Generations MTL, an avant-garde multimedia extravaganza on the history of the city. Every year, the Museum also holds three national and international temporary exhibitions (Into the Wonder Room; Its Circus Time; Headdresses from around the world (temporary title) as well as a full and constantly changing program of cultural activities for young people and families. Check our website.
Monday : Closed
Tuesday to Sunday: 11a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Access for persons with mobility impairments
- Gift Shop
- Paid parking
With the Archaeo-Adventure workshop, exclusive to Pointe-à-Callière, the Museum gives young people and families a chance to experience a simulated archaeological dig, first on the site, then in the head archaeologist’s tent and the laboratory space.
In the Building Montréal exhibition, visitors are whisked back in time to relive key moments in our city’s past under French and British regimes, from the 17th to the 19th century.
Visitors can enjoy a multisensory, contemplative experience thanks to the Memory Collector, an ingenious light installation projected onto the stone walls of the collector sewer, in a specially designed sound environment.
Montréal history is brought to life like never before at Pointe-à-Callière with the new spectacular multimedia show Generations MTL !
Pirates or Privateers? is Pointe-à-Callière’s very first permanent exhibition specifically dedicated to young people and families.
The fort de Ville-Marie –Québecor Pavilion will house a new exhibition, Where Montréal Began, paying vibrant tribute to Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance.