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Stewart Museum

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Address: 20, chemin Tour-de-l'Isle | Île Sainte-Hélène, Montreal, Quebec H3C 0K7, Canada
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+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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A bit small

Easy enough to get to on the rail network but the number of exhibits was a bit small. You certainly learn plenty about Montreal, Quebec and the local history but for what they... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Keith T
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

With a spare day in Montreal and having visited all the bigger museums I schlepped over to the Stewart more out of a lack of options than anything else. And boy was I glad I did. The walk through the park on Ile Sainte-Helene was lovely in the snow, with nice views of Montreal across the river, and the museum's... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Easy enough to get to on the rail network but the number of exhibits was a bit small. You certainly learn plenty about Montreal, Quebec and the local history but for what they could do, it just felt a bit on the small side.

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great museum if you would like to know about Canadian history. It is small but there are lots of readings. There is also a portion dedicated to Montreal history since its population of 870 people. We went during their free admission when the Santas took over the museum.

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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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Reviewed 20 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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Reviewed 2 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"

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Reviewed 29 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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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.

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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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Reviewed 8 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.

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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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