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McCord Museum

690 Sherbrooke West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514-398-7100
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Ranked #56 of 241 attractions in Montreal
Type: History Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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69 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Guelph
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Montreal, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We went to the Claire Beaugrand-Champagne photography exhibit which was very good. Interesting photos and they evoked various emotions. One photo almost had me in tears. Her subjects are diverse and interesting. We visited the rest of the museum and also enjoyed the permanent exhibit about Montreal.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

i went first of all to the Claire Beaugrand - Champagne. Touching Reality - Photographs from 1970 to 2013 exhibition which was interesting for me.the museum is about the local history and education from clothing exhibition to photography and many many artifact.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

When we visited the museum, the museum was showcasing photos of Aboriginles [ Now called First Natives]. Thier Art and Thier wooden and stone sculptures. As an Indian myself, I was overwhelmed by the varied and vast collection of Native History. I learnt a lot about the lives of the original inhabitants and have come to respect thier Pagan Culture... More

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San Francisco, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This amazing exhibit features clothing of First Peoples. There is plenty of room between selections so that your mind can wander — who made these items, how was the stitiching done, why the emphasis on different colors or designs? The clothes themselves speak to the creativity and carefulness of their maker. The exhibit doesn't overwhelm. It gives just enough and... More

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Kent, Washington
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26 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I was excited to go to a Canadian history museum, because as an American, my knowledge of Canada is spotty at best. This was a real disappointment. There were only 3 exhibits, and none imparted much information. The price was way too high for the little you got. We wished we would have skipped this so we would have had... More

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McCordMuseum, Public Relations Manager at McCord Museum, responded to this review

Dear Travellers, First of all, thank you for taking the time to provide your comments. Indeed, the McCord Museum’s mission is to explore the social history of Montreal. The Museum does not claim to present the complex history of the whole country. Nevertheless, we hope the permanent exhibitions "Wearing our Identity. The First Peoples Collection" and "Montreal - Points of... More

Montreal, Canada
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We were invited to a special event held at the McCord Museum in the honor of the new British High Commissioner to Canada. It was my first time at the museum. I always wondered what it looked like on the inside given the beautiful old stone front. The museum layout is very modern and simple, airy rooms and well presented... More

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