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Textile Museum of Canada

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Address: 55 Centre Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2H5, Canada
Phone Number: (416) 599-5321
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The only museum of its kind in the country, featuring exhibits of beautiful...

The only museum of its kind in the country, featuring exhibits of beautiful clothing, carpets, quilts and ceremonial objects from around the world.

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I really liked this little museum, as did my teenage daughter; it is very well curated, with interesting but very focused exhibits. The gift shop is great, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked this little museum, as did my teenage daughter; it is very well curated, with interesting but very focused exhibits. The gift shop is great, too.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a tiny place more like a store; couple of small stories with stuff sparsely filling the floor. Takes just half an hour to go through the whole thing.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

It's worth getting a 3Pass which allows half price entry into the Bata Shoe museum, the Gardiner and the Textile museum. The textile and special exhibits are certainly worth a look as they are very visually appealing. I especially liked Worlds on a String which exhibited vibrant beadwork from many countries across the world. There were many other exhibits showing... More 

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I was a little bit disappointed here. Only part of the museum was open so I received a reduction in the entrance fee, but wasn't very inspired with what I did see. It's set up for meetings, workshops etc and has a good shop.

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Menlo Park, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The museum is small and well worth the visit. Several interesting displays. Good bookstore and lots and lots of wonderful items in the gift shop. I bought a tea cozy. Paula got a scarf and presents. Lots of things for kids. Paula tried her hand at one of the looms.

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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Excellent exhibition called Bliss - Gardens Real & Imagined. Tapestries, wall hangings, rugs, cloths, jackets, kimonos, amazing things from the 18th, 19th & 20th centuries, from Iran, Turkey, Japan, England, France, Canada, China, India. Highly recommended. Showing until Sept. 18, 2016. The gift shop on the second floor is lovely. Lots of interesting gift ideas made in Canada.

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Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I went expecting there to be a permanent collection that shows the development of textiles in Canada, but what I came upon was actually two medium-term temporary exhibitions - Eutopia (which is a crossover of textile arts and political activism), and Bliss (which looks at the way that flowers have been worked into different forms of textiles. (I've subsequently discovered... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

An interesting place for textile art lovers! there are different types of textiles there from old times , old and new , also you can follow it like a history pages , also there are temporary collections for famous people in industry like Frida and etc. time to time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

There are a lot of things to learn at this museum. I took a one of the tours and the tourist was very knowledgeable and was great at teaching. There are several floors to the museum and you will need to climb several flights of stairs. My visit was about 3 hours but that is because we were pressed on... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I went with my mother who in general would be someone who loves this sort of thing and we were done in 15mins. Nothing that one would say is of historical significance which I question with our rich first nations history. Ladies do not bring your poor husbands along it was $15.00 for an adult and $10.00 for a senior.... More 

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