Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex

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Located on a spot occupied by humans for more than a thousand years and on the very site where Montréal was founded, Pointe-à-Callière is home to some remarkable architectural ruins that are showcased on site. Consisting of seven pavilions and structures, Pointe-à-Callière presents outstanding permanent exhibitions on Montréal’s history where, to the delight of visitors, history comes to life through the innovative use of new technologies. Every year, the Museum also holds national and international temporary exhibitions as well as a full and constantly changing program of cultural activities for young people and families. In addition, the Museum is home to a gift shop and the restaurant Bistro L’Arrivage. A must-see for anyone who visits or lives in Montréal!

Olmecs and the Civilizations of the Gulf of Mexico
From April 18 to September 15, 2024

The Olmec and the Civilizations of the Gulf of Mexico Exhibition invites you to discover the oldest known civilization in Mesoamerica. A journey through almost four thousand years of history, exchanges and traditions that still carry a touch of mystery.
In an immersive journey, discover almost 300 masterpieces and authentic objects revealing the teeming world of the Olmecs: their way of life, their beliefs and their major influence on other civilizations of the Gulf of Mexico. An exceptional opportunity to discover these treasures, mainly from the collection of the Museo Nacional de Antropología of Mexico, some of which have never before been exhibited in Canada.

The Heart and Soul of Saint-Henri
February 8, 2024, to May 11, 2025

Learn the fascinating stories of the Saint-Henri neighbourhood: that of its development and of the people who built it and gave it life over the years. The community of exceptional artisans in the 17th and 18th centuries, the many laborers in what became a cradle of industry in Canada, and the people who today make up this neighbourhood in which solidarity and innovation go hand in hand.
The exhibition, which features over 300 authentic objects, principally from the private collections of neighbourhood citizens, encourages visitors to view Saint-Henri from two angles. First, by examining its industrial landscape and the various transportation corridors that fostered its expansion, along with the buildings and residential architecture typical of this working-class neighbourhood. Then, by looking at a more intimate landscape, focused on its residents’ lifestyle. Several first-hand accounts, images, archival documents, set pieces, and interactive elements are presented alongside the many objects on display. A unique invitation to explore 350 years of history!

Come Aboard! Pirates or Privateers?
Have you got what it takes to be a pirate or a privateer? Pointe-à-Callière is requesting that all shipmates now board the good ship D’Iberville to embark on an immersive and interactive seafaring adventure taking place in the days of New France! Entirely updated and improved, Pointe-à-Callière’s new family exhibition offers a glimpse into the world of the ship’s captain, Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville, Canada’s most renowned privateer, and a chance to relive his journeys along the St. Lawrence River.

Archaeo-Adventure
With Archaeo-Adventure, Pointe-à-Callière invites young people and families to experience a simulated archaeological dig through the worksite, the archaeologist's tent and the laboratory area. This space realistically recreates an archaeological dig area, offering visitors an unusual and enriching scientific experience. Visitors are invited to step into the shoes of an archaeologist and discover the remains and artifacts buried in the ground, while learning what the past reveals.

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Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex
350, place Royale
Vieux-Montréal, Qc, H2Y 3Y5
Tel. : (514) 872-9150

The Museum is closed on Monday, open from 10am to 5pm from Tuesday to Friday and from 11am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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Julie Nadeau

Belle exposition...bien aimé et à refaire

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Jean Montpetit

J'aime tous les Musée et celui-ci est mon préféré


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