Sometimes spots too close to your place are difficult to visit. Simply because you, I mean I, often think I can come back, it’s just at the end of my street, so I postpone it. Time flies and a few months later you still haven’t opened that door! I recently did open that door, the door of the Emile Berliner Musée des Ondes. Recommended by a local friend with a common interest for sound and music, I did enter the RCA building located in St-Henri in this finally-arriving Spring season of 2018.
This tiny archive museum is amazing — the perfect crossroads of local history and the development of Montreal and St-Henri with worldwide history and the development of the music industry. The movie industry talks to people, but what about radio, sound recording and home stereo industry? I learned so much during my visit. I was able to connect the dots between the life of the inventors and social habits and it made it possible for me to grasp the time flying in this neighbourhood.
So if you come to Montreal, pay a visit to the Emile Berliner Musée des Ondes and you will not regret it. Check the opening hours — group visits are also possible on request. And once in St-Henri, you can walk to the canal Lachine, grab a coffee at Campanelli and walk back toward downtown.