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Centre d'histoire de Montréal

[History, Architecture, Visual Arts, First Nations & Inuit]

All of the city's history comes together in one place. At the Centre d'histoire de Montréal, you'll find the keys for discovering Montreal's multiple identities. Three floors of permanent and temporary exhibits offer a rich experience of the eventful and sometimes turbulent adventures of Canada's first metropolis.

Accès aux personnes à mobilité réduite
Accessible for disabled individuals
Stationnement payant
Paid parking


  • The city’s history is that of its inhabitants, past and present. A history of places and memories that shape a present and suggest a future.

    Relive the history of Montreal from the earliest Native presence to today, through a media-rich exposition and immersive podcast.


  • 2014-05-20-2014-12-07

    Young people newly arrived in Montreal present their takes on Montreal through the filtre of their respective cultural and personal backgrounds. Their varied perceptions of the city also open a window on the reality of immigration.

    Part of the You are Part of History! educational program, financed by the administrative agreement between the city and the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles du Québec.

  • 2013-11-15-2015-10-12

    From the 1940s to the 1960s, Montreal bustted to the rhythm of its nightclubs and bashed under the neon glow of its cabarets.

    The city's often smoldering night-life sometimes overflowed into the dark corners of illegal gambling dens or behind the curtains of brothels. Scandal ! Had Montreal really become a city of sin and corruption? Our inquiry sets out to shed some light on the matter.

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Re-opening on May 31, 2009.

:: Closed from December 23 to January 5.

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335, place D'Youville, Montréal

metro Square-Victoria, St-Jacques exit or Place-d'Armes, St-Urbain exit

(514) 872-3207

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