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Textile Museum of Canada

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Address: 55 Centre Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2H5, Canada
Phone Number: (416) 599-5321
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Description: The only museum of its kind in the country, featuring exhibits of...
The only museum of its kind in the country, featuring exhibits of beautiful clothing, carpets, quilts and ceremonial objects from around the world.
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Some Interesting Textiles

This was our second visit to the Textile Museum of Canada, with the first one back in 2003. Once again, the museum had some very interesting exhibitions. The premier exhibit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to the Textile Museum of Canada, with the first one back in 2003. Once again, the museum had some very interesting exhibitions. The premier exhibit, Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol gave us the opportunity to see famous artists including Dali, Miro, and Picasso, in an entirely different world, that of commercial fabrics. (No photography allowed.)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I'd have been unhappy if I'd paid the full $15 CAD admission price for this minimal experience. A friend and I bought a 3-museum pass for $20 CAD, so we felt we got our money's worth at about $7. Displays are on two floors. The lower of the two houses temporary displays, which are changed 3-4 times a year. This... More 

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Scotland, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My friend and I were traveling through--we stopped here on a whim, and hadn't done any research ahead of time. Neither of us are "into" textiles and it was fantastic. I would definitely visit again if I ever have the chance.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I'm not an arts and crafts person, but visited the museum as I was curious about the concept of a textile museum. I was lucky to arrive just before the 2pm tour of the "Good Beginnings: Children's Hats and Clothing from China" exhibition. The tour was fascinating - lots of good information about the history and practices that resulted in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The museum is small and very welcoming. The exhibits change often. At the moment they have Oriental rugs from public and private collections across Canada. I am no expert and really enjoyed the display. The rooms are spacious , the artifacts well documented and the lighting very good. I would have loved to touch them and take a couple home.... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The size of the museum is just right for an ignorant visitor like me. I think any more rugs would have been boring unless rugs are your thing. There was not much diversity and the artifacts were from a relatively narrow selection of countries, hence not much to surprise and delight. The other exhibits were much more interesting and the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

1. Visited this place with family. 2. We were told by the receptionist that place was under renovation and not much to be seen as certain parts were closed . 3. She quoted as a HALF PRICED RATE because of such event. 4. Some old woman butted in (read that as someone rude) and said we get 20% discount .... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Easy to miss but a shame if you do. They have a very impressive collection of international clothing, quilts, and artwork. I particularly enjoyed their temporary exhibit on the Mayans. Exceptionally vibrant and stylish designs, many using local birds and other animals as motifs. I didn't want to leave lol.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The unprepossessing office block exterior and tiny foyer do not give any hint of the 3 expansive floors of exhibitions. The current show on rugs from Central Asia was fantastic and the Museum shop is a great place to buy beautiful gifts.

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London, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

my husband was game but it was not his cup of tea after about 1/2 an hour. I'm an embroiderer so I found it fascinating. Some really old stuff, well presented. We went on a Friday morning and there was virtually no traffic. A bit pricey at $15 a head but then, that's art.

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Address: 55 Centre Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2H5, Canada
Phone Number: (416) 599-5321
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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