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McCord Museum

690 Sherbrooke West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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Ranked #47 of 199 Attractions in Montreal
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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309 reviews 309 reviews
156 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Visited on a Sunday in June - I was 'lucky' enough to be amongst the first 100 visitors that day, which meant admission was free. Whilst of some interest, the regular exhibits were nowhere near as interesting as the hype makes out. The special exhibition on music was good, but was marred by chaotic arrangements for issuing and returning headsets... More

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Squamish, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

we saw the exhibit titled: Musique du Quebec de Charlebois a Arcade Fire. This was so interesting and well made. Not very big but we could have spend hours in there. Good job!!!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
6 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you want to learn about the history of Montreal in a complete but concise manner, visit McCord. The 2nd floor presentation is excellent, and an hour there brings you a complete history of the establishment and growth of the city. The curator has done an excellent job, and you will learn more than riding on the 'Hop On-Hop off'... More

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Western North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We toured on Wednesday as admission is free. There was a nice exhibit of Indian garments and textiles as well as some from early Montreal history. We expected much more in the way of historic costumes which we thought were on display. There wasn't any guide available and we struggled to make sense of where every thing was located. The... More

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A thoughtful and well presented exhibition of the first peoples and of the development of Montreal . The exhibit on Ben's restaurant added a further level .

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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47 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

What a fun temp exhibit. Not knowing much Canadian music, I was happy to get an opportunity for an introduction to some new names and faces. You can spend a great deal of time listening and watching the clips--they are all interesting and fun. My teenage daughter liked it too. Too bad some of the music was not on sale... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was a completely acceptable but average experience. Granted we visited on a Monday when the museum isn't normally open (summer hours only), but I did feel significantly disconnected. To have the largest collection of First Peoples artifacts, there seemed to be very little on display. What was there was very good, but I expected more. The other exhibits were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were delighted and surprised by this really interesting and informative exhibit. Really enjoyed hearing the music and interviews on the headsets. Learned a lot about the interaction between American and Canadian social movements in the 60s and 70s. See it before it leaves.

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Strasbourg, France
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75 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is a really nice museum, when I visited they were re-organizing their exhibits, so most of it was closed. The collection of First Nation objects is excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

After a long day of wandering around Montreal, we finished off with a relaxing stroll through this small museum. Since it was Wednesday after 5:00, admission was free, but what we saw, was well worth paying for. We focused on the Claire Beaugrand-Champagne exhibit which is a large collection of photos taken by this photo-journalist. Her subjects range widely from... More

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