Pointe a Calliere Railroad to Dreams DeLorean

Pointe-à-Callière | Instagram. Photos by JF Savaria

Pointe-à-Callière museum reopens Feb. 11 with A Railroad to Dreams

The archaeology museum has included a real DeLorean as part of the exhibition’s focus on trains in film.

After being closed since Oct. 1 alongside all Montreal museums due to Quebec’s COVID-19 red zone restrictions, the city’s archeology and history museum Pointe-à-Callière will be reopening this Thursday, Feb. 11 with the brand new exhibition A Railroad to Dreams. The exhibition will provide a technological and historical look at railroad systems and will include hundreds of model trains and railway objects, as well as archive photos, videos and audio “that plunge you into the hustle and bustle of a grand station.” You can also expect some history on the Canadian railway and how it helped develop the city of Montreal.

“Trains evoke a spirit of adventure, a thirst for discovery, and fond memories of all the people we have met, reunited with or said goodbye to on a station platform. Trains are often a first childhood toy and a true passion for adults! Pointe-à-Callière invites you to board A Railroad to Dreams, a captivating exhibition about the world of model trains.”

Movie lovers can also get a look at a real DeLorean car, just like the one in the Back to the Future films, and get a photo taken on the Platform 9¾, as seen in the Harry Potter films.

Pointe-à-Callière announces the Railroad to Dreams exhibition

The museum is also reopening with a new permanent family exhibition called Come Aboard! Pirates or Privateers?, “an immersive and interactive seafaring adventure taking place in the days of New France.”

Come Aboard! Pirates or Privateers? (Pointe-à-Callière Museum reopens Feb. 11 with A Railroad to Dreams)

A Railroad to Dreams is on Pointe-à-Callière (350 Place Royale) until Sept. 6. For more programming details, to reserve tickets or find information about the (English-language) virtual visits happening on Feb. 13 and 28, please visit the museum’s website.

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