Documentation Centre

Pointe-à-Callière’s Documentation Centre houses information on Montréal history and documentation on the different exhibitions that have been presented at the Museum over the years.

Pointe-à-Callière also has a collection of historic engravings from l’Opinion publique, a late 19th-century Montréal periodical. If you enjoy looking at old pictures, check out Images of Montréal, Canadian Metropolis 1872-1898, a bank of historic images drawn from the Museum's documentary collections on the Website of Canada's digital collection.

Holdings may be consulted on site only. If you would like to visit the Documentation Centre, please contact the person in charge at 514-872-9121 or by e-mail, at

Refurbishment of the Documentation Centre’s consultation space, and its storage spaces for rare books, monographs, and iconographic records
Pointe-à-Callière is planning to renovate its Documentation Centre, expanding its storage capacity in order to meet the needs of its growing document collections (monographs, periodicals, iconographic records), and to house its collection of ancient documents, which is comprised of about 600 titles. Since the spring of 2014, a new storage room have been installed to hold the rare book collection. Pointe-à-Callière also intends to increase its mobile shelving to accommodate many other volumes and future acquisitions. In addition to this, the Museum is also hoping to proceed with the renovation of the consultation space open to the public, with a view to making it more functional and welcoming.