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McCord Museum

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Address: 690 Sherbrooke West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9, Canada
Phone Number: 514-398-7100
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The McCord Museum is home to one of the largest historical collections in...
The McCord Museum is home to one of the largest historical collections in North America (more than 1.4 million artefacts), consisting of First Peoples objects, costumes and textiles, photographs, decorative and visual artworks, and textual archives. It produces exciting exhibitions that engage visitors by offering them a contemporary look at the world.
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An easy way to get into Quebec's History

If it rains it is a great possibility to learn something about Quebec and History. We liked it because it is easy explained and there are nice objects which underline the texts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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St. Gallen, Switzerland

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If it rains it is a great possibility to learn something about Quebec and History. We liked it because it is easy explained and there are nice objects which underline the texts. There is a lot for children and schools. I am a teacher and I only can recommend it for families! We went to the Quebec History exhibition and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We took in the wonderful Horst exhibit. We also checked out the Montreal Point of View exhibit. That was fascinating. Museum is well laid, price is right , with CAA discount. Great bookstore of Canadiana

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Wednesday evening is free entry as well as late opening so defiantly the time to go. It was a little busy, but nothing worse than you would expect from a popular museum. Their collection of First Nations objects is particularły strong, and strengthened by the inclusion of interviews and films describing technique and history.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Unique point of view on the history of Montreal through different special objects and exhibitions. Make sure to get a guided tour. The stories are extraordinary, far more than reading the notes on the cards near each of them. Didn't seem like a place for kids, not for young ones anyway, maybe 10yo and over yes. The restaurant is also... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The section housing the native aboriginal art, clothing and artefacts was beautifully presented, it was delightful to see such stunning work which were all of exceptional quality. The accompanying text fully explained the pieces presented. Additionally another section presented the history of the development of Montreal into a city, again the detailed presentation with some early native aboriginal pieces and... More 

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It was very interesting to see all the different cultures and their clothing. They had very cool artifacts! The exhibits were nicely laid out. You could tell that each artifact has its own place in history. This is a good place to visit and its wheelchair accessible. It also is about a block from the metro station.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

No visitor to Montreal should overlook the McCord Museum, whose changing exhibits tell stories about Montreal and Canadian history. It’s on West Sherbrooke Street a few bus stops from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. A visit to both combines fine art and history. On any given day, you might find the McCord more intriguing that the better known MBAM.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Visited on Wednesday during free hours and glad I did- the $20 entrance fee did not seem justified to me. Interesting collection but I feel I have more questions than answers. Nice intro to the history of Montreal and its neighborhoods, but definitely just an intro. Also would have liked more background info on each of the nations and what... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was taking a history of Montreal course and as part of the course we had to visit this place last summer. It was a great visit and I learned a lot about the natives and ppl of QC.

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Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My friend and I visited this Museum on March 28, to see the Love in Fine Fashion Exhibit. This was an exhibit of around 30 elegant wedding dresses and accessories from the 19th Century to today. Afterwards we spent a few minutes looking over some of the other exhibits, including development of the city, aboriginal displays, etc. Wished we had... More 

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Address: 690 Sherbrooke West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9, Canada
Phone Number: 514-398-7100
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.