The full story of the city at the Centre
d’histoire de Montréal!
The Centre d’histoire de Montréal
which has been in Old Montréal for almost 35 years, holds a
central role in the city’s cultural landscape. In 2021 it will
begin a metamorphosis that will include a move to the Quartier
entertainment district. Its mission, however,
will remain the same: to help visitors discover, understand and
appreciate today’s city and its diverse heritage. The Centre
presents permanent and temporary exhibitions and stimulating
activities that show how the history of the people who have
lived in Montréal, and those who still live there, has shaped the urban
exhibition for lasting knowledge…
Places. Memories, this permanent exhibition with six
sections presents Montréal’s past, from the First Peoples to
modern society. Enhance your visit thanks to online extras you can
access on your smart phone. A reflexive exhibition that will
delight history buffs.
Discover the past of the city of
67 – Youth and Their World
exhibition highlights the modernism and effervescence of the
metropolis during the late 1960s and the legendary Expo 67 event.
Learn about this monumental event through the impressions and
first-time experiences of teens and young adults. Humorous
accounts and visual and sound archives paint a portrait of this
watershed period, which has also been recaptured in immersive sets and
a lively digital, graphic, and audio-visual environment. This
visit is sure to be full of anticipation, the unexpected and the
unknown, emotions, and revelations!
A summer of
There will be no time off this summer
at the Centre d’histoire de Montréal! Various tours are offered to
suit many types of travellers and groups. Every visit comes
with a new itinerary! You could also witness the creation of a
model of Old Montréal as it looked in 1745 – an original way to
learn about the past and about the art of model building.