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Stewart Museum

Parc Jean-Drapeau
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Address: 20, chemin Tour-de-l'Isle | Île Sainte-Hélène, Montreal, Quebec H3C 0K7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-861-6701
11:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Stewart Museum celebrates the influence of European civilization in New...

The Stewart Museum celebrates the influence of European civilization in New France and North America. Explore five centuries of political events, scientific experiments and cultural life. The Museum is located in the British military depot, listed in Quebec's cultural heritage directory.

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For those who like History

Interesting place to discover history of Canada. Many old maps (17th and 18th centuries). Reproduction of ancient Montreal.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Interesting place to discover history of Canada. Many old maps (17th and 18th centuries). Reproduction of ancient Montreal.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I and two children (10, 13) had a fab time at this museum. "Curiosities" is uber cool and interactive for kids. The Hall of Games was also a hit. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds before or after your visit.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

The main exhibit on the history of Quebec and Montreal is wonderful. The "Curiosities" exhibit is simply one of the best I have enjoyed for its thought-provoking selections and its description of the collections called "Curiosities"

1 Thank EPMcK
long island ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Had some time so we went to visit this charming museum and had a nice couple hours to delve into the history of the first people to settle the area.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

We came to see curiosities. Were surprised by a CAA discount (hooray!) and the beautiful location. Parking in the park is expensive, but the museum offers partial rebates. Curiosities is a greats how, worth the visit. The permanent collection is well set, and an interesting walk through Canadian history.

1 Thank seedsee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

In summer, there are Colonial Soldiers in Full Red Garb shooting that cannon..a great stopover if you're heading to La Ronde or park nearby and see them FireWorks..Accessible by Metro (ile Notre dame ) plus a 2 mile walk through the park..on a nice July day..it's great..don't try this in Winter..Jacques Cartier Bridhe closes twice a week to go walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

This wonderful museum hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions, but its permanent collection contains numerous historical artifacts and beautiful items that nicely complement the other history museums in the city like the McCord and Pointe à Callière. Absolutely worth the trip.

Thank Nicholas H
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Excellent museum on the Island in the center of the St. Lawrence River - next to the well know amusement park - La Ronde. Gives a super overview of the city with a huge model of the city as it was around 1700. Excellent maps and other artifacts of the early life in the Montreal area are very well displayed.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

This is a well-presented museum in an historic building. We visited towards the end of a long day of sightseeing and found it was a whole lot of Canadian history thrown at us all at once. Consequently, we probably skimmed it and got through this place faster than we normally would have. They did offer us a tour in English,... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

This place would be great for kids. They have a huge checkerboard and set of dominoes in the courtyard as this is part of the history adults will find inside. There is also a kids tour marked by special stickers and a giant room full of knot-tying demonstration tables. Kids 10-15 will have a ball doing this. The colonial map... More 

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Parc Jean-Drapeau
The islands of Saint-Helene and Notre-Dame together make up the anchored fabric of Parc Jean-Drapeau. The mostly man-made grounds were built to be the site of the 1967 World's Fair, and the chiefly car-free space still retains its inherited carnival character. A wonderland of foliage and flora awaits at the Jardins des Floralies, with its expanse of pond-marked wetlands making it perfect for hiking, nature walks, and exploration. Old exhibitions still straddle the newest entertainment complexes, including the high-flying roller coasters of La Ronde Amusement Park and the brightly-lit Casino de Montréal. From the springtime on, families crowd the sandy beaches with candy-striped umbrellas, and rowers take to the Olympic Basin, where the spherical American Pavilion and the high brick Tour de Lévis provide an atypical backdrop. A short metro trip carries visitors and locals to this vacationing spot, providing leisure and activity outside of the inner city.
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