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A treasure trove of historical facts and anecdotes, the Centre d’histoire de Montréal showcases the rich and eventful history of our metropolis in a truly modern way.
Striking multimedia presentations feature sound environments, spectacular images, visual effects, personal testimonials and intriguing artefacts to highlight the everyday experience of Montrealers of all conditions and origins throughout the eras. The Centre’s mandate is to listen to Montrealers and preserve their memory at the museum and across the island of Montréal.
Centre d’histoire exhibitions open the door to a better understanding and appreciation of Montréal’s charming urban lifestyle, with its diverse neighbourhoods, back-alley gardens, clothes lines, wintertime challenges and all. Big or small, important events that have shaped Montréal’s identity are all included in this comprehensive museum.
Have a question about Montréal history? Exhibitions feature tidbits of historical trivia, such as who was Montréal’s first elected mayor in 1833, or what year was the Jacques-Cartier Bridge inaugurated. And it doesn't end there!
Each year, the Centre hosts a photography competition, Montréal à l’oeil. While each edition features a different theme, they always showcase Montréal’s truly unique character.
Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: Dec 25 and Jan 1.