Experience History And Culture During Your Visit To Montreal!
If you’re visiting and hanging around in Montreal, you’ll definitely want to check out the great museums the city has to offer. Here’s a guide on how to enjoy contemporary art and culture during your visit!
Montreal is rich with history, art and culture and the city loves to celebrate its heritage. Every year since the 1980s the city has sponsored “Museum’s Day”, when the museums open up for free, so that everyone can have the chance to investigate and appreciate them. Some 100,000 visitors head to the city’s museums, so the day is always lively and a lot of fun. This year Museums Day is Sunday May 27, with 31 museums taking part.
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As well as opening their doors for free, many museums have special activities on the day. These are just a few highlights.
Enjoy some contemporary art in Old Montreal at the DHC gallery. The co-curator of the BACA (Contemporary Native Art Biennial) exhibition at La Guilde gallery will be giving guided tours in English, but you need to sign up in advance.
At the Holocaust Museum, survivors of the Holocaust will be telling their own personal stories. You can go to hear first-hand about their experiences and make sure that younger generations understand and remember what happened.
The Museum of Fine Arts is often very crowded, so get there early to avoid the crush.
The Science Centre has lots of interactive exhibits and is very popular with children.
Another popular choice is the Point-a-Callière archaeological museum.
Other museums taking part include the Biosphere environment museum, the Redpath natural history museum, the fascinating McCord Museum of local history, and the Marguerite Bourgeoys museum.
We hope that you become a lot more enriched with the history and culture of the city during your stay in Montreal. There’s so much to do and see, you’ll probably have to come back.