Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History

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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!

Generations MTL: A new immersive multimedia show
From seats overlooking impressive archaeological remains, the history of Montréal is brought back to life before your very eyes at Pointe-à-Callière! Projected onto an incredible and unique immersive set, the multimedia show Generations MTL will dazzle you with its technological wizardry and artistic sensibility. Get wrapped up in the captivating narrative as six Montrealers tell you all about their Montréal through the story of their ancestors.

Temporary exhibition Into the Wonder Room
Until January 10th, 2021
The Into the Wonder Room exhibition at Pointe-à-Callière invites you into the fascinating and unique world of cabinets of curiosities! A dazzling array of impressive installations, showcasing over 1,000 magnificent, rare, often exotic, and sometimes unusual objects. Mounted animal specimens, natural oddities, scientific instruments… a captivating foray into the world of collectors from home and abroad.

Temporary exhibition The Incas, Treasures of Peru
Until October 4th, 2020

With its aura of mystery, the Inca civilization evokes a world of dreams… To uncover the secrets of the Inca Empire, its origins and its legacy, and to showcase its highly refined artistic practices, Pointe-à-Callière presents the exhibition The Incas, Treasures of Peru from November 27, 2019 to October 4th, 2020. From prehistory to the contemporary era, the Museum invites the public to explore the captivating world of Andean culture and of Peru through the Inca civilization.

Come Aboard! Pirates or Privateers?
Starting October 24, 2020
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.

A Railroad of Dreams
November 18, 2020 to April 5, 2021

From the arrival of the steam locomotive in the 19th century, trains have been synonymous with development and openness to the world. Trains evoke a spirit of adventure, a thirst for discovery, and fond memories of all the people we have met, reunited with or said goodbye to on a station platform. Trains are often the first toy of childhood and a true passion for adults! Starting November 18, 2020, Pointe-à-Callière invites you to board A Railroad to Dreams, a captivating exhibition about the world of model trains.

Virtual Tour of Pointe-à-Callière
Though the Museum is physically closed to the public, Pointe-à-Callière is opening its virtual doors to web users here at home and abroad. Using your computer, tablet, or smartphone, you can stroll through the Museum and explore some of the permanent exhibitions. Feel free to wander around, share your discoveries, and come back as often as you want to while waiting to come see us again in person—it’s free! Click HERE

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Musée de Pointe-à-Callière
350, place Royale
Vieux-Montréal, Qc, H2Y 3Y5
Tel. : 514 872-9150
 

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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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