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McCord Museum

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Address: 690 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 514-398-7100
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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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Notman: A Visionary Photographer Exhibit

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William Notman, A Visionary Photographer @ the McCord Museum

The McCord Museum is a museum dedicated to Canadian history. This review deals only with the William Notman, A Visionary Photographer exhibition running from November 4, 2016... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 3, 2017
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Because we were planning to have dinner with a friend in NDG, we were unable to take advantage of the free entry after 5 pm available on Wednesdays. The McCord is a historical museum, and its exhibition of the photography of William Notman offers a superb view of the later 19th and early 20th century history of Montreal and Canada.... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

William Notman: Father of the Canadian image. This professionally and beautifully arranged exhibition illustrates succinctly that William Norman, Photographer to the Queen in 19th century Montreal, can be credited as the father of so called “Canadian Image”, a romantic cliché that still lingers on, even today. Notman, who himself came to Canada from Scotland in 1856, soon saw the attraction... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

The McCord Museum is a museum dedicated to Canadian history. This review deals only with the William Notman, A Visionary Photographer exhibition running from November 4, 2016 to March 26, 2017. This exhibition deals with the career of William Notman (who lived from 1826 to1891), who was based in Montreal and became a major, world renowned photographer. The McCord Museum... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

The museum seems to focus on Anthropology . They had a great Italian designers show and there are ads for Expo 67 . The Bistro is a great place for lunch , try the Saumon Tartare and one of the best Rose wines in the city

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

A good place to learn or refresh your knowledge of Canadian history. We saw exhibit on Nottman's photography and it was very interesting. Good gift shop too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We went to The McCord Museum to see the William Notman photography exhibit. Really loved to see his photography. Also really liked the First People exhibit and Montreal Points of View. The museum itself is smallish but it is well done and interesting. We took our time and took us a little over two hours. We thought it was a... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Excellent but not a large facility. Wonderful next exhibit opened in Nov 2016 about local 19th century photographer William Notman. Lots of great history of Montreal captured by Notman. Other exhibits well done and interesting. Only issue in Nov 2016 the construction on Sherbrooke St. Mon Deiu! We actually couldn't figure out how to get into the building with all... More 

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Mineola, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

The museum was the first event we attended when traveling to McGill's Homecoming Weekend. The exhibitions were okay nothing noteworthy. The Nassau County Museum was of more interest. We were taken on a tour of a photographer's collection of wealthy estates. Nice but not very exciting since there are so many on the Gold Coast. The other exhibit on the... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

The museum shows not only how the first people lived, but also how the civilised world tried to extinguish their culture. We found it extremely interesting, and an eye opener. The other parts of this place let you flash back to the time of the rise (and decay) of the industrial era. We etsimated that 1 hour would be OK,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

The McCord is a small museum, but has some very interesting exhibits about Montreal, especially the First Nations exhibit. If you're a AAA member, there's a small discount on admission and make sure to save a little time for their wonderful gift shop.

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