Temporary exhibitions


The museum is especially interested in the everyday life of Montrealers and in their life stories. Temporary exhibitions promote the city, its inhabitants and their lives. Our temporary exhibitions stand out in their community and social approach that focuses on the memory of Montrealers.


Explosion 67. Youth and Their World

Explosion 67. Youth and Their World

From June 16, 2017 to September 2, 2018

Arranged in evocative spaces, this immersive exhibition will recapture innovative, illuminating moments of Expo 67 through memories of the event that are remarkably vivid and occasionally shatter our expectations – memories recounted by all sorts of people who took advantage of this formative experience during their youth. It will also be an opportunity for those who did not see Expo 67 to get a feeling of what it was like to be there, and to be young in Montreal toward the end of an unforgettable decade.


Expo67 Aerial View

Expo Extra!

September 21, 2017 to September 2, 2018

Expo Extra! will satisfy the many Expo 67 buffs who would like to prolong the emotional and sensory experience offered by the adjoining Centre d’histoire exposition, Explosion 67 – Youth and Their World. How many pavilions were there? How did people travel to and inside the site? What technological innovations were introduced? What gourmet adventures were on offer? These questions and more are answered, illustrated by a profusion of images, archival material, and objects.

These are from the Centre d’histoire’s vast collection of Expo 67 items and some have never been exhibited before.