Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex
350, place Royale
Vieux-Montréal H2Y 3Y5
Pointe-à-Callière offers visitors the opportunity to explore history through an original underground circuit leading through archaeological excavations. At the start of their visit, an immersive multimedia show presents a high-speed view of the city’s history, the remains come to life and the count down begins! The museum also offers temporary local and international exhibitions. For Montréal’s 375th anniversary, Pointe-à-Callière inaugurated the Fort Ville-Marie - Québecor Pavillion and the Memory Collector.
Good to know : Amazing view from the belvedere Exclusive products at the Museum Shop L'Arrivage restaurant: an excellent table in Old Montréal.
Monday : Closed
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday : 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. until October 3rd
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Access for persons with mobility impairments
- Gift Shop
- Paid parking
From February 17 2017 to January 6 2019Pointe-à-Callière is proud to present an exhibition on the history of telephony, from its beginnings in 1874 to the present, based on Bell's rich historical collections. Hello, Montréal! features some 250 items and archival photographs, documents and films.
With the Archaeo-Adventure workshop, exclusive to Pointe-à-Callière, the Museum gives young people and families a chance to experience a simulated archaeological dig, first on the site, then in the head archaeologist’s tent and the laboratory space.
In the Building Montréal exhibition, visitors are whisked back in time to relive key moments in our city’s past under French and British regimes, from the 17th to the 19th century.
Visitors can enjoy a multisensory, contemplative experience thanks to the Memory Collector, an ingenious light installation projected onto the stone walls of the collector sewer, in a specially designed sound environment.
Pirates or Privateers? is Pointe-à-Callière’s very first permanent exhibition specifically dedicated to young people and families.
The fort de Ville-Marie –Québecor Pavilion will house a new exhibition, Where Montréal Began, paying vibrant tribute to Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance.
Yours Truly, Montréal, created in collaboration with Montreal firm Moment Factory, whisks you off on a fascinating trip back in time.