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Permanent exhibition


History and Memory

From the discovery of the new world to the birth of a country

Our collective past is grounded in multiple histories, including the history of Indigenous Peoples, the history of major discoveries, the history of France, the history of the United Kingdom and the history of the United States. These narratives have fuelled our imagination and become part of our memory, both shared and individual.

History and Memory is a historical exhibition illustrated by close to 500 objects, images, documents and early maps. All part of the Stewart Museum’s collection and all on view here for the first time, they bear witness to a many-faceted past. We invite you to embark on a voyage through time that spans five centuries.

The exhibition reserves a special place for the famous model of Montreal, a fortified city, with visitors treated to a one-of-a-kind interactive experience. The model combines historical analysis with illustrations from the Museum’s collections.

Not to be missed!

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Opening hours

For the low season, we are open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise stated.

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