OLD MONTREAL | Exploring Museums
A DAY EXPLORING HISTORY AND ART THROUGH THE MUSEUMS OF OLD-MONTREAL
Whether it’s for a date, a day out with the family or a day with some friends, a museum is a place of bonding. Old-Montreal has museums within walking distance of each other, so you can explore the history, art and architecture of the city!
GO BACK IN TIME WITH THE MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY
The Montreal Museum of Archaeology and history is full of archaeological digs, interactive exhibits, and audio content! This will certainly be an educational visit, and all their services are bilingual.
Where: 350 Place Royale, Montreal, QC When: Monday through Friday 10am-5pm Saturday & Sunday 11pm-5pm A SCIENCE EXPERIMENT IN THE OLD PORT
The Montreal Science Centre is an interactive and educational museum right on the old port. They offer science and technology exhibits for people of all ages, with an IMAX theatre featuring different educational documentaries! The location is great next to the water, with lots of food trucks nearby in the warmer months.
Where: 2 de la Commune St W, Montreal, QC When: Monday through Friday 9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm STEP INTO THE CITY’S OLDEST BANK
Interested in seeing old Canadian currency up close and how an old bank used to function? The Bank of Montreal Museum is the perfect place for you. The museum is an open, personable exhibit offering historical, a teller’s station and mechanical banks.
Where: 129 St Jacques St, Montreal, QC When: Monday through Friday 10am-4pm Saturday & Sunday CLOSED THE CASTLE OF WONDERS
If you’re interested in the early and post-colonial history of Montreal, Château Ramezay is the place to explore. This 18th-century home that once hosted political leaders is now the home to history exhibits and workshops. The staff are always dressed the part, and the atmosphere is exciting!
Where: 280 Notre-Dame St. East, Montreal, QC When: ALL WEEK 10AM-4:30PM ENGULF YOURSELF WITHIN THE ARTS AT CENTRE PHI
With their exhibits and art constantly changing, Centre Phi is a venue for various forms of art. It features concerts, film screenings, plays, art exhibits and much more.
Where: 407 Rue Saint-Pierre, Montréal, QC When: Monday 9am-5pm Tuesday & Wednesday 9am-7pm Thursday & Friday 9am-9pm Saturday 10am-9pm Sunday 10am-7pm With all these museums within walking distance, why not plan a day in Old-Montreal learning about the history of your city? Fun for the whole family!