Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History
The history of Montréal comes alive at Pointe-à-Callière thanks to the spectacular new multimedia experience Generations MTL! Photo: Romain Guilbault
Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, the birthplace of Montréal. Photo: Caroline Bergeron
The Archaeo-Adventure workshop gives families a chance to experience a simulated archaeological dig, first on the site, then in the head archaeologist’s tent and the lab space. Photo: Marc-Antoine Zoueki
Discover the archaeological remains of the first marketplace with a luminous and remarkably unique experience and the presentation of various artefacts found on the site. Photo: Alain Vandal
The history of Montréal comes alive at Pointe-à-Callière thanks to the spectacular new multimedia experience Generations MTL! Photo: Frédérique Ménard-Aubin
The Pirates or Privateers? exhibit allows curious and courageous young minds to embark on a great adventure. Photo: Caroline Bergeron
The Where Montréal began exhibit makes you walk in the footsteps of Montréal’s founders over the archaeological remains of Fort Ville-Marie. Photo: Raphael Thibodeau
OPENING ON FEBRUARY 11, 2021
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
Temporary Closure Due to COVID-19 Measures
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.
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.
A Railroad of Dreams
Until September 6, 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.
From March 10, 2021, to January 9, 2022
This exhibition takes an in-depth look at Italo-Montrealers, putting human beings at the centre of the story and highlighting the community members’ remarkable contributions to Montreal life. Through the use of projections, audiovisual material, and dramatic backdrops, this exhibition promises to take you to the very heart of the community’s actions and accomplishments in every field of endeavour.