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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 #180 of 611 things to do in Toronto
Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Museums
Owner description: The only museum of its kind in the country, featuring exhibits of beautiful clothing, carpets...
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Type: Specialty museums, History 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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English first
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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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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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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264 reviews 264 reviews
63 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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