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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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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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Temporary Wedding Dress Exhibit

The temporary exhibit on Wedding Dresses through time was worth seeing. However, instead of talking about the styles of dresses and the choice of material, the handsets told us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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carleton place

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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carleton place
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The temporary exhibit on Wedding Dresses through time was worth seeing. However, instead of talking about the styles of dresses and the choice of material, the handsets told us about colloquial expressions and their origins (e.g. "checkered past" means...). Also, while I accept that historical items need dim lighting, for anyone with vision problems, the lighting was sometimes too dim.

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Yazoo City, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I came to Montreal for the sole purpose of one exhibit at the McCord Museum of Wedding Dresses and was not disappointed with one exception - noise. There were children who screamed until they left. I managed to hear the recordings describing the dresses, which were worth the effort to see. Bad timing but worth the grief! I would do... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

You will always find a something to learn here. Its loaded with our deep history in such fun ways. The last exhibit I saw was about our music evolution, well done!

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Squamish, Canada
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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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Additional Information about McCord Museum

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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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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.