Message from the Executive Director

Welcome to Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History

Join us on a fascinating trip through the past, present and future!

The past, because the Museum rises above the birthplace of Montréal, and reveals authentic archaeological remains along an intriguing underground tour route. The present, because it hosts major temporary exhibitions, exciting educational programs and original urban events: from our Port Symphonies, coaxing music from ships’ horns in the Port in mid-winter, to our Cultural Feast, celebrating the city’s cultural diversity; our Public Market, transforming visitors into 18th-century Montrealers for a few days, and more. The future, because we at Pointe-à-Callière are constantly dreaming up new ways to share the history and spirit of our city with you. There’s also our multimedia show, which you can watch from balconies suspended over the remains themselves, and our cutting-edge, user-friendly museography. Pointe-à-Callière is all about time, but we guarantee you’ll never have time to get bored!

This Website is an excellent introduction to our Museum, packed with information on the archaeological and historical riches of our city, along with details of the cultural events that so many Montrealers every year, and highly entertaining interactive games to introduce you to the wonders of archaeology and history. Welcome to this site and welcome to Old Montréal. Make yourself at home!!

Francine Lelièvre
Executive Director