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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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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
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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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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31 helpful votes 31 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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262 reviews 262 reviews
43 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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
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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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65 helpful votes 65 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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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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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.