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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 - 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

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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nice and quiet museum with exhibits out of the ordinary

This is a nice and small museum that is worth visiting because it is central, has great exhibits and is not crowded. You can combine this visit with McGill University right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
Marie Helene A
Montreal, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Went here for the children's exhibits. Our kids are 3 and 4.5 years old. The exhibits at the "circus" were too much like an adult museum's exhibits (stuff behind glass). If you are from Ottawa and used to top notch children's museums, you will be disappointed. Admission was steep as well. The Montreal exhibits for adults were nice but not... More 

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Astoria, New York
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102 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Their displays and items are quaint. There isn't too much but what they have is worth seeing, well displayed and incredibly well explained. The Native American and Montreal history exhibitions, both permanent, give you a nice feel of some of the local history. I definitely recommend it.

Thank Julien P
Montreal, Canada
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47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is a nice and small museum that is worth visiting because it is central, has great exhibits and is not crowded. You can combine this visit with McGill University right accross, shopping underground and nice dining.

Thank Marie Helene A
Montreal, Canada
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75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I am a proud member of that museum builted and sponsored by the McGill University. Very accessible, in the hearth of downtown Montreal, the McCord Museum always offers unique exhibits and very special exhibitions. If you want to travel back in the days while learning a lot about Montreal, Québec and Canada's history, go and spend some time there... and... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I actually went last November, and the permanent exhibit "wearing our identity" was spectacular. The layout of the show but especislly the quality of pieces of indigenous clothing and textiles. Would have gone again this visit if I had been able to.

Thank Tailor31
Haliburton, Canada
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

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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98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

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
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

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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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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74 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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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.