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McCord Museum

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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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 - 5:00 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

The McCord Museum is home to one of the largest historical collections...

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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Lots of great exhibits

This place has a great deal to offer. There was a super exhibit on First Nations clothing and masks. Also a good history of Montreal. It told the city's history in a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago

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Haliburton, Canada
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Local person recommended this museum as a place to get more of a sense of Montreal - it worked! Excellent show with photos, sketches etc of the development of Montreal through the decades. Lots of info and Notman photos too. Very good show about symbolism of apparel of First Nations people - very interesting. Again a broad range of artifacts... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a great deal to offer. There was a super exhibit on First Nations clothing and masks. Also a good history of Montreal. It told the city's history in a very uncomplicated way, with great artifacts of the different ages and stages of city growth. In terms of city history though I was expecting a bit more. For... More 

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Clayton, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our hours at McCord Museum. The top floor had a fantastic photo history of Montreal along with displays of clothes and artifacts since the late 1800's. We were especially interested in the history of the immigrants to Montreal, which was so similar to what took place in New York City and other US major cities. Short movie clips... More 

Bradenton FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Outstanding history of First Families. Not a large museum but lovely and I recommend. History well presented and amazing how they kept warm.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great little museum of civilisation right across from the McGill Campus. Some nice totem poles inside. Some old ice skates and pictures of Montreal of yesteryear.For history buffs.

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SF Bay Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Seems like they only have 2-3 exhibits at a time, which is fine - we went there for a 'first nation' exhibit which was well assembled and frankly honest about how the first inhabitants were treated by Europeans. Good exhibit on the areas of Montreal was there when we visited.

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York, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I was glad to find a museum downtown that was not focused solely on Europeans-- fur traders, setters, colonists, etc. The first nations exhibit is neither vast nor small, but is diverse, covering most major regions of Canada. The map at the beginning showing the locations of major tribal divisions was helpful. I enjoyed it throughly and was immensely pleased... More 

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Long Beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

informative about history of Montreal in terms of trade, life, politics, transportantion, shopping for the last 300 yrs. . The special exhibit about how the identities defined among different tribal and origind.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

I just returned from Europe and discovered that there was only two weeks left in th Horst exhibit organized by theV&A Museum in London. I felt like London was following me home in the sense that two weeks before I had attended the enormously popular Alexander McQueen exhibit at the V&A. I was feeling a holiday 'hangover' - missing it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Well worth a visit - good collection of aboriginal clothing and how clothing continues to represents culture. Interesting section on photography by Horest and his impact on it.

Thank Adam H

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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.