Pointe-à-Callière is the largest and most frequently visited history museum in Montréal. The museum complex rises above a number of national historic and archaeological sites that illustrate major periods in the history of Montréal, Québec, and Canada. The largest archaeology museum in the country, Pointe-à-Callière opened in 1992, on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the founding of Montréal. The Museum’s mission is to raise awareness and foster an appreciation of Montréal’s history, and to forge bonds with regional, national, and international networks concerned with archaeology, history, and urban issues. The Museum is currently working to complete an expansion project that will showcase some ten heritage and historic sites grouped together under the name Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, a world-class cultural and tourist destination.
The Museum is subsidized by the City of Montréal.