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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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Lovely small museum with a great gift shop

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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99 reviews 99 reviews
18 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Hobart
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13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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266 reviews 266 reviews
63 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We came across it on a walk to the AGO and spent a few hours there. The exhibits were fascinating and the people working there very nice and helpful. The gift shop was also lovely.

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San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

TMC is a very small museum near the campus of the University of Toronto. The exhibition of Japanese kimonos was exquisite and quite delightful-very well displayed. While the collection on hand seems a bit limited, it is clear that there is an emphasis on community involvement in their offerings which speaks well for this place. I would recommend a stop... More 

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toronto, ontario
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

It's small and has a very limited permanent collection on display, so visit when there is a special exhibition that grabs you. We found the layout a little tricky: although neither was clearly marked, the third floor exhibition went counter-clockwise, but the 2nd floor progressed clockwise through the gift shop. We did both backwards and didn't know what we were... More 

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