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Travel back in time to experience the life of Montréal's first inhabitants and settlers at Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex.
The birthplace of Montréal and a National Historic and Archaeological Site, Pointe-à-Callière presents centuries of history, from Indigenous settlements to the present day. In addition to permanent exhibitions showcasing Montréal’s history and archaeology, and temporary exhibits on the world's great civilizations, history, heritage, and archaeology near and far, the museum offers a full calendar of cultural activities for the whole family.
The experience begins with an immersive multimedia show detailing the city’s history. Then it’s off to explore an original underground circuit leading through archaeological excavations starting with the Indigenous settlements.
Gain appreciation for the Montréal of yesterday and today, from the city's foundation to the British colonial period, as you peruse the complex’s seven pavilions and structures: the Éperon Building, the Marketplace, the Old Custom House, Mariners’ House, the Youville Pumping Station, Fort Ville-Marie and the First Collector Sewer.
When it’s time to take a break, L’Arrivage Bistro on the second floor of the main building offers a delicious menu with an exceptional view of the Old Port. The museum gift shop holds a wealth of exclusive items, from local products to Indigenous objects, books and more.
Nov 16, 2018 to June 24, 2019: Sun, Sat, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 25 to Sep 2, 2019: Sun, Sat, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sep 3 to Dec 31, 2019: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun, Sat, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Variable schedule on statutory holidays.