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Textile Museum of Canada

Address: 55 Centre Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2H5, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
Phone Number: (416) 599-5321
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Ranked #130 of 250 Attractions in Toronto
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The only museum of its kind in the country, featuring exhibits of beautiful clothing, carpets...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Toronto
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96 reviews 96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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83 reviews 83 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
131 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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249 reviews 249 reviews
61 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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26 reviews 26 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Its small but very interesting and the shop is fantastic. staff helpful. Would have liked to see the new exhibit which opens today but can't go back.

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Ottawa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I visited the museum while on business and although it was small, it was quite charming. I really enjoyed the various clothing they had on display and the foil exhibit was amazing! I played on the weaving looms in the interactive area, that was quite fun, even if you're a kid-at-heart. Wednesday is the best day to go, they are... More 

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