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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 - 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
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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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Montreal McCord Museum Admission and Guided Tour
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Eleganza is indeed elegant.

Eleganza is an exhibit of Italian fashion from 1945 until today. I liked it very much. The clothing is gorgeous, beautifully tailored from sumptuous fabrics. I was disappointed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Suzan A
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's an interesting museum to see and know more about Montreal history, I agreed with others, it's a good use of your time if you go on a free day entrance. The exposition is interesting and it took us around 30' to visit. The boutique is very nice. The location is excellent just across the entrance of Mount Royal Parc.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eleganza is an exhibit of Italian fashion from 1945 until today. I liked it very much. The clothing is gorgeous, beautifully tailored from sumptuous fabrics. I was disappointed though because the display cases do not allow you to see the sides or backs of the clothing. Some items were designed to move but the sense of motion was lost in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Sleek small museum with interesting displays on history of Montreal, it also hosts some impressive temporary exhibitions. I had high hopes for Eleganza: Italian Fashion from 1945 to Today, on till sept. 25th, though to cover such a period well it would require more space. Anyhow, it's worth seeing if you like this sort of thing and includes some lovely... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

They have a good collection of Aboriginal (Indian) and Montreal artifacts, as well as rotating shows (Italian Fashion was on when I went). It's not bad, but nothing special either. It's also more of a "look, don't touch" museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

First, the fee to enter is much too much. We waited til 5 when it was free. Very disappointed with the exhibits. But try it this is one person!s opinion not impressed

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I use McCord's online resources in my History classes regularly, and so was hoping for a great visit. It turned out merely okay. The exhibits that were there were interesting, but there were two galleries under construction, so we ended up spending only an hour. Hopefully once everything is up and running it would equate to a better visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I enjoyed connecting with my heritage and past. I recommend it as a required stop for Canadian citizens and wanna be citizens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Small museum. Enjoyed the permanent exhibit on the history of Montreal. Found it very interesting and informative. Well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

If you're looking for a bit of Canadian History, McCord Museum is the place to be. I especially enjoyed their Canadian Music exhibit and highly recommend anyone who is interested in learning more about Canada to see what McCord has on display.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

I have been to the McCord museum a few times now. Most times it has been for film presentations and or lectures on interesting topics. Recently I attended a presentation and lecture about the history of women's under garments, FIFA presentation two films about Givenchy and Yves St Laurent, and Karl Lagerfeld. A glimpse into the world of haute couture.... More 

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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.