Often regarded as Canada’s cultural capital, Montréal doesn’t lack in the museum department. From Old Montréal’s mysterious streets to bustling downtown, the city boasts over 13 history museums, each focusing on different stretches of Montréal’s rich history.
A renowned archaeological site, the museum was built over Montréal’s birthplace, which is beautifully showcased in the museum’s permanent exhibition.
This popular exhibition recounts the history of the legendary hockey team from its very beginnings. Some 10,000 square feet of memorabilia, factoids and interactive screens await!
The Centre d’histoire de Montréal focuses on the events and figures that shaped Montréal’s fascinating path; the Scandal! Vice, Crime and Morality in Montréal exhibition is dedicated to the city’s once thriving illegal cabarets.
This prestigious 18th century residence, originally built for Claude de Ramezay, then Governor of Montréal, was the first building to be recognized as a historical moment, and is the province’s oldest private history museum. Fun fact: Benjamin Franklin was a guest there in 1776.
Dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of Canadian history, the McCord Museum was founded in 1921 with David Ross McCord’s family collection; it now houses over 35,000 artefacts and 1 million photographs.
Housed inside a former public bath built in the 1920s, this history and community museum focuses on the Industrial Revolution and working-class citizens who once populated the neighbourhood.
This historic home commemorates the accomplishments of Cartier, an important Father of Confederation. It is the only Victorian-style interior open to the public in Montréal.
Located in lesser-known Pointe-Saint-Charles neighbourhood, Maison Saint-Gabriel is one of the finest remaining examples of New France architecture; it is dedicated to preserving the history and artefacts of the settlers who put down roots there in the mid-1600s.
The Musée des Hospitalières traces the history of nurse (and co-founder of Montréal) Jeanne Mance, and her mission to evangelize the Natives of New France and establish a hospital on the island of Montréal.
As one of Canada’s most prestigious cultural sites, the Stewart Museum commemorates the influence of European civilization on the 500-year history of New France and North America.
Entirely dedicated to Holocaust education and awareness, the Centre provides tools to fight racism and promote respect for diversity through several commemorative programs.
Off-centered but fascinating, Cité historia comprises of historic 250-year old mills, as well as the oldest extant church in Montréal, which played a major role in Amerindian history. The museum also has a waterside bistro with a lovely patio.
Located within the walls of Montréal’s old prison, the Centre’s guided visits recall the Rebellions of 1837-1838 through insightful and informative exhibitions.
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