Rising like a phoenix from the ashes, the Pointe-a-Calliere Montreal Museum (350 Place Royale, Montreal QC) honours the founding of the city at Place Royale. The Pointe-a-Calliere Museum is split into five sections. There is the Eperon, a building that rests upon the ruins of other older structures, as well as an archaeological crypt, the new Mariners’ House Pavilion, the Custom House and the Youville Pumping Station.
Originally founded in 1992 to commemorate Montreal’s 350th birthday, the Museum displays collections of artifacts from the First Nations that illustrates how various cultures coexisted.
Since the museum opened in 1992, It has welcomed more than 400,000 visitors per year and more than 5 million have visited the Museum since its inception.
The Museum’s mission is to showcase Montreal’s archeological history. It showcases archeological remains from every time period in the city’s storied history and its collections include artifacts and documents donated by Montrealers themselves. The Museum aims to make locals aware of where the city has been and where it is going.
If you are the adventurous type, You can take a self-guided tour allowing you explore the site at your own pace but there are also guides available on-site to answer any questions that might come up.
For more information about the Pointe A Calliere Museum, visit pacmusee.qc.ca