Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, opened on May 17, 1992 as part of celebrations to mark Montréal's 350th birthday. Set on the very birthplace of the city, the Museum is a major attraction in Old Montréal. It is a recognized national historic and archaeological site, a historic ensemble whose sites, buildings and collections form a unique cultural complex showcasing some of the tangible traces of the city’s past. In addition to its permanent exhibitions, Where Montréal Was Born and Pirates or Privateers? – The Cultural Connection, and its multimedia show, the Museum presents local and international temporary exhibitions, along with school programs and a large number of cultural activities.