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McCord Museum

Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Address: 690 Sherbrooke West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9, Canada
Phone Number: 514-398-7100
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
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
carleton place
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Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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43 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
64 helpful votes 64 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 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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56 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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39 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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