Montreal Museums

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A tribute to the efforts of Montreal firefighters.
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The Empress of Ireland was a ship with a fatal destiny. She went down in the middle of the St. Lawrence, opposite Rimouski. She took with her many lives and treasures. Learn more through our guides, impressive collection of objects, artifacts, and memorabilia.
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Pointe-à-Callière is the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History. This is not just an exciting museum to explore but it also has an authentic archaeological site. There are displays and multimedia shows to show you the 1000 years of history this site is based upon.
Museum Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekends, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (6 p.m. in July and August). Closed Mondays.
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Interpretive art from North America and Europe.
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This artist-run gallery is dedicated to social and political awareness.
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The Chateau Dufresne was built in 1916 by Marius Dufresne and Jules Renard,a Parisian architect. This luxury 42-room mansion was inspired by the Petit Trianon in Versailles. This building and its contents were restored in 1976 and declared a historical monument. Today it houses a museum dedicated to the history of Montreal’s east end.
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The Centre d'histoire de Montréal explores Montréal's entire history. Visit the original work of a remarkable Montréal photographer: Alan B. Stone who's work focused on "Montréal, the 1950s".
Open: January 27 to December 5: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open on Monday, May 3 to September 6.
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Every year thousands of visitors marvel at and learn about the world of over 150,000 insects from around the world and across history.
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Did you know that after the Second World War, Montréal welcomed the third-largest proportion of Holocaust survivors in the world? These survivors are behind the creation of the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre. In the permanent exhibition, their accounts and personal objects are telling the History of life before, during and after the Holocaust. A historical presentation complemented by cultural, pedagogical and commemorative activities which take place all year long and allow to think about current human rights issues.
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The Redpath Museum is natural history museum with collections of prehistoric, historic, and modern objects. Imagine what ancient life was like while you explore prehistoric animals. Wonder at the mysteries of Eath while you admire the beauty of rocks, crystals, precious stones. Visualize daily life in faraway cultures.
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The Chateau Ramezay Museum was a governor's residence in the 18th century. Explore the rich collections of the museum and see a unique aspect of Montréal and Québec history: beginning from before contact with aboriginal society was made up to 1900.
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Dedicated to Canadian artists.
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Both a museum and a study centre, the CCA is the place to get in touch with past and present architecture. Visit its award-winning building, the magnificient Shaughnessy House (1874)and its current exhibitions. Guided tours and educative programs are offered.
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The Musée Juste pour Rire (The Just For Laughs Museum) was founded in 1993. Visitors to the museum are encouraged to participate and interact with guides, other visitors, and multimedia exhibits. The Museum features both local and international aspects to humor.
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A delight for anyone interested in the European influence on New France and North America.
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Canada's first fine art museum in the heart of downtown Montreal. Features a permanent collection and a wide range of temporary exhibitions.
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The Museum of the Hospitalières reveales telling history Montréal's origins. This was at the same time that the Hospitallers of St. Joseph took a mission to care sick. At the moment a temporary exhibit is also showing: "La médecine et le temps" (Medical History in our times).
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Housing one of the best loved permanent collections of Inuit art in Canada.
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Showcasing contemporary art since 1964, Montreal's Musee d'Art Contemprain has a permanent collection made up of over 7000 pieces. The museum also puts on temporary exhibits featuring works by artists from Quebec, across Canada and the rest of the world. A number of dance, theatre, music, video and film events are presented each year. The museum includes a restaurant, a cafe, a bookshop and a boutique.
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The history of Montréal speaks to the people at the Musée McCord. The permanent exhibition, entitled Simply Montréal, retells the rich and varied history of this great city. It is based upon a collection of First Nations objects, photographic displays, a variety of sports equipment, antique toys, and historic clothing.
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Learn about the history and future of cinema, television, and media. Experience screenings and exhibitions which bring together the role of film in society.
BulletBank of Montreal
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Located in Old Montreal, this historic building dates back to 1847 and is the home of Canada's oldest banking institution. Comprised of a variety of buildings, the complex also features a museum interpreting the history of banking over the years.
BulletMusée des Soeurs Grises
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This nineteenth century museum is housed in a historical stone building. The collection of items the Musée des Soeurs Grises boasts include 17th century furniture, secular and religous art, and religious vestments. Many articles pertain to Sainte Marguerite d'Youville.
BulletThe World of Maurice "Rocket" Richard
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This permanent exhibit is located inside Maurice-Richard Arena, near the Olympic Park. Visitors can learn about the life of one of Canada's greatest hockey stars.
BulletDolls and Treasures
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This unique museum showcases dolls crafted from porcelain, bisque, wax, papier-mâché, and fabric by well-known artisans. Also, it features toy dolls produced by major manufacturers and period items.

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