Things to do in Montréal in January 2021 – History near and far

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

Step back in time while you're online this January as Montréal's history museums open their virtual doors, letting history buffs see what Montréal looked like many years ago and hear some colourful local stories.

Virtual museum exhibitions

Take virtual tours of major exhibitions at Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex and see another side of Montréal history in the museum's online content. Experience the historical expertise of the McCord Museum at home, including a preview of the Christian Dior exhibition and online urban tours of Montréal, and stop by the museum to see Ogilvy's classic holiday window display Enchanted Worlds on Victoria Street until January 10.

Stories of the past and present

Step into the neon glow and cabarets of Scandal! Vice, crime and morality in Montréal, 1940-1960, a virtual exhibition from the Centre d’histoire de Montréal. Or go back in time with The Château Ramezay’s online video exhibition 1812: Objects to Discover. Experience online versions of the Stewart Museum's exhibition Nights, exploring the fiction-meets-reality of four worlds created by Québec writers Heather O’Neill, Simon Boulerice, Dominique Demers and Éric Dupont, and go on a virtual tour of exhibition History and Memory.

Take a walk through history in Old Montréal with the Marguerite Bourgeoys Historic Site’s Three Kings Route (Circuit des rois mages). Discover more about Montréal's past with these historic and present-day facts about Montréal. And be ready for museums to reopen by pre-purchasing tickets and memberships.

Things to do in Montréal in January 2021

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

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