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Centre d'Histoire de Montreal

335 place d'Youville, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3T1, Canada
+1 514-872-3207
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Located in a former fire station, this museum explores Montreal's history from the 1600s to the present.
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335 place d'Youville, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3T1, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
+1 514-872-3207
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The bottom floor provided the history of Montreal in several sections. Not too much for each section so reasonably quick to get through. The second and third floors were about Expo 67 (50th Anniversary) contained lots of items that reminded us of our visit to...More

Thank NeilP451
Reviewed 17 October 2017

If you want a quick summary of Montreal's history, this is a good place to spend an hour. Can't beat the fee. The first floor is an overview of Montreal's history and a good jumping off point when visiting. The other floors focused on the...More

Thank Donny N
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The Centre d'Histoire is a good place to start your explorations of Montreal. Set in a charming historic building in the old part of the city, this is an interesting, high-tech presentation of the history of Montreal. Well worth a stop. For all of you...More

1  Thank KatMar33
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This is a quick stop for a crash course in Montreal history. It is pretty simple and may not be worth the price but we love history and found out more about Montreal's past. Particularly informative were the story boards that explained how people from...More

Thank FinGin79
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little museum it goes through the history of montreal. Early days in the building of the city. It's a nice place for any history buff.

Thank John C
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This is handy little museum - very informative and yet not overwhelming. They had a good permanent exhibit on the main floor and a special exhibit about Expo 67 on the second and an exhibit in French on the third floor on immigration. We enjoyed...More

Thank RhodeScholar123
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Excellent little museum that concentrates on the long and fascinating history of this old city - founded in 1642. This year celebrating 375 years since its founding!

Thank JudyandDave
Reviewed 10 July 2017

In my opinion this museum is an amazing place to know more about the history of Montreal in a fun way. You can get the help of a guide if you want to have a more comfortable time. Right now they have a temporary exhibition...More

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We visited at the end of a day of exploring Old Montreal. We started the day at the Pointe A Calliere Museum and then the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum @ Notre Dame Bon Secours. By the time we made it to Centre d'Histoire de Montreal, we...More

1  Thank bmpaczak
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

It's a small museum in a lovely building. Unfortunately, all you can do is read and there's no other way the city's history is explained. It's definitely not for kids! We didn't feel welcome because there was a guided tour with about 20 people happening...More

Thank Lina M
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the
Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and
commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship
stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate
headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by
nightfall transforms from a business district into a
youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and
restaurants heavily peopled by students and young
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25 August 2016|
Response from Leigh61 | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours, depending how many exhibits you go to and how much you read of the signage