It’s time for the Montreal’s Museums day on this Sunday, May 28th. All Montreal’s Museums are open and free and the program for this 375th anniversary of the city is very exciting and busy! How to choose? (To enjoy both good weather with a running of course and this special museums day) We have made our TOP 3 of the museums you want to see to help you!
While many museums are very rich and interesting, the ones we chose for you can sometimes be distinguished by their extraordinary temporary collections and will stay very actual at any time of the year and reachable by… running! 😉
Let’s start at the beginning… During this exceptional year for Montreal because of its 375th anniversary, the Pointe-à-Callière Museum is a must-see. Designated a national archaeological and historic site in 1998, it is the largest history museum in Montreal with its 7 pavilions and structures. It was built in 1992 (for the 350th anniversary of Montreal) after and because of important archaeological discoveries made in Old Montréal in the eighties : directly built on the very spot where Montréal was founded. We told you : this one is mandatory for all visitors even new inhabitants of the city! Is also well located at the departure for a running tour!
Not so far from here, to complete your History knowledge and after a nice break on the Old-Port, the Centre d’Histoire de Montréal represent the history of the city but most of all, histories of its inhabitants and their lifestyles. This was a project born in the eighties and located in… an old fireplace built in 1904, from which it remains only the facades but with a remarquable architecture on Place d’Youville. We love spending in this place, in theses times.
TOP 3! We move away, we goes up… We take the direction towards the Mount-Royal but we stop near the McGill University, at the McCord Museum! This one is, in our opinion, the Montréal museum which transcribes the better the heart and soul of the city: carrying an actual and modern look on societal challenges of the city. It’s not only in the past but a vision where present is part of History. Through its exhibitions, we discover artists and/or works from various fields (Photographs, press, fashion, …) who have made or make of Montréal, a city open to the world and with international reach.
If you don’t have the chance to be here on this May 28th to enjoy free entries, there are other options for you all year-round. For this, this is your reference website : http://museesmontreal.org/ Enjoy !