Best-Selling Mystery Author Demystified – Investigating Agatha Christie

investigating agatha christie2Without a doubt one of the most famous authors in the world, even now 40 years after her death, is British mystery novelist, Agatha Christie.  This exhibition brings the woman, her life and work to Montrealers.  It comes in the year of the 125th anniversary of her birth in 1890.


The exhibition is extensive in that it features 320 articles from the woman’s life.  These articles come from her own collection of possessions and some from museums around the world like London’s British Museum, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum.  Also included are articles from the Greenway House (a house Agatha Christie lived in that is now an historical site) which is managed by The National Trust.


Known as the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie wrote 66 mysteries, 150 short stories and 18 plays over her career and sold over 2 billion copies making her rank just behind the Bible and Shakespeare.  Best known as the woman who created the characters of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, her work has gone on to be used as source material for films and television series.


As a goal the exhibition hopes to introduce you to sides of the woman you might not be aware of.  Agatha Christie was a woman of many interests.  One that was that she loved travel and the other was that she was an avid explorer.  It is her passion for exploring that links her to this archaeological museum.  She was married to renowned archaeologist, Sir Max Edgar Lucien Mallowan.  Accompanying him on many of his digs through the Mesopotamian world (Syria and Iraq), she learned how to clean and classify artifacts.  She then went on to other sites in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East.


Additional Information:

-Dates:  December 8, 2015 – April 17, 2016

-Venue:  Pointe-À-Callière


-Rates – Adult: $20

Children (0-4): Free (maximum 4 children per family)

Youths (5-12): $8

Students (13-17)*: $10

Students (18-30)*: $13

Seniors (65 +)*: $18

Members of the Museum: Free

Family rates

1 adult – 3 children (17 and under) : $44

2 adult – 2 children (17 and under): $44

2 adult – 1 child (17 and under): $44

-Opening Hours – Tuesday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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