In 1992, Pointe-à-Callière opened to the public on the very spot where Montréal was founded, 350 years earlier. The Museum owes its development to archaeological discoveries made in Old Montréal in the eighties. Designated a national archaeological and historic site, Pointe-à-Callière presents centuries of history from the settlements of the First Nations to the present day. Located on a spot occupied by humans for more than a thousand years and on the very site where Montréal was founded, the Museum is home to some remarkable architectural ruins that are showcased on site. It also stands in historical significance as the place where the founders first landed and celebrated their findings on May 17, 1642. Completed in 1992 the building successfully combines the architect Daniel Hanganu's refined industrial aesthetic with a sensitivity to the site's historical and cultural context (courtesy Musée Pointe-à-Callière). Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex; Canadian Museum of History; Other museums to visit; Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex. Musée Pointe-à-Caillière Museum, Quebec, Canada Museo de Bellas Artes Museum, Puerto Rico One's destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things. Pointe-à-Callière in Old Montréal. Previous image Next image. The museum was opened on May 17, 1992 as part of the celebrations marking the cities founding in 1642. Where Montréal Began . Designated a national archaeological and historic site, Pointe-à-Callière presents centuries of history from the settlements of our Indigenous People to the present day. Here are 8 museums to visit while you are walking through Old Montreal. About the Pointe-à-Caillière Museum of Archeology & History. Very few cities in the world have preserved their actual birthplaces.
Musée de Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal by Michaël Martin Maquette du village iroquoien d'Hochelaga by Michaël Martin Collecteur de mémoire by Michaël Martin Are you wondering which museums to visit in Old Montreal?