Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal, Quebec
350 Place Royale, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3| Map |
When visiting Pointe-a-Calliere guests can become a part of history. The museum is on an actual archeological site, leading visitors through centuries of archeological discovery. This site is known as the ''Birthplace of Montreal'' and shows 1,000 years of human activity. Exhibits such as ''Where Montreal Was Born'' take visitors to the heart of the archeological site. In addition, the multimedia show, Yours Truly, Montreal, uses digital media to bring these relics to life. Making it a hotspot for families, the Pointe-a-Calliere museum offers special Family Tours and has a Game Zone to make learning fun for the younger generation. A true step back in time, Pointe-a-Callieree preserves the old and turns it into something vividly present to today's generation.
Dana Freeman has been here
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
The museum also offers Day Care Centers where children are taught history.
Address: 350 Place Royale, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3| Map
Phone: 514 872 9150
Hours: June 25-Sep 2: Mon-Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am - 6 pm; Rest of year: Tue-Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am - 5 pm More Info
Price: Adults (13-64): C$15; Seniors (65+): C$10; Students (18-30 w/ID): C$8 CAD; Children (6-12): C$6; Children under 6: Free More Info
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A Museum built on top of an Archeological site - Really!Flag review
This museum is actually built right on top of an archeological site! We started our visit with an 18 minute multimedia presentation of the complete history of Montreal from the birth of the city right up to present day. Don’t miss this. Not only does the theatre have a 270º screen, but the floor overlooks archeological remains that become part of the presentation. After that you are free to walk through the museum on your own or, if you time it right, take a guided tour. My tweens found that spending just about 2 hours here was enough for them. I am not sure I would recommend this museum for anyone younger unless they are real history buffs as we didn't find any real hands-on activities.
Tips for Families
Would not recommend for kids under 10 unless you are going when they are offering special children's programing.
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