Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex
350, place Royale
Vieux-Montréal H2Y 3Y5
A designated national archaeological and historic site, Pointe-à-Callière is home to the very birthplace of Montréal and focuses on several centuries of history, from the time of the First Peoples to the present day. In addition to its impressive underground archaeological remains, the museum also offers the opportunity to explore the city through permanent exhibitions and a multimedia show projected over the remains. The museum complex also presents temporary exhibitions of national and international scope, as well as several cultural activities to delight young and old alike.
Tuesday to Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
- Access for persons with mobility impairments
- Gift Shop
- Paid parking
From November 17 2022 to March 12 2023With its Headdresses from around the World exhibition, Pointe-à-Callière takes you on an incredible journey around the world through over 300 items of headwear!
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.
A new interactive experience for adventurers between the ages of 5 and 12 who want to test their skills, find their sea legs, and learn if they’ve got what it takes to be pirates or privateers!
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.
Montréal history is brought to life like never before at Pointe-à-Callière with the new spectacular multimedia show Generations MTL !
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.