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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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Nice Montréal Museum with Local Focus

The McCord Museum is a venerable institution on Sherbrooke Street in downtown Montréal just opposite the main entrance to McGill University. Right now this section of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The McCord Museum is a venerable institution on Sherbrooke Street in downtown Montréal just opposite the main entrance to McGill University. Right now this section of Sherbrooke is a bit of a train wreck because of the extensive rebuilding of the water main system on this street (something long overdue). This should not stop you from visiting, just don't try... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am of the opinion that theFirst Nation exhibits are great and educational. It shows thier rich history and association with nature and their adaptation over the years. I just wish that there were more pre-1800s exhibits. But overall, it is still an enriching visit. Tip: Entry is free to the public after 5 pm every Wednesday till closing time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here in September, when the special exhibit on Italian fashion was on. We didn't want to see that, so we opted for the ticket to see the rest of the museum. At $15, it was too much money to see too little. Almost half of the museum was taken up by the special exhibits. The main exhibits were... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to see the Italian fashion exhibition called Eleganze What a beautiful show of Italian fashion from the mid 1940's to current day Top notch display of the great Italian designers we all know and perhaps were not aware of Highly recommended this exhibit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely exhibit but small - lunch was exquisite. A wheelchair was provided to me since I needed one - free of charge -

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This museum is very cool, but the Eleganza exhibit is the crown jewel of all the museum has to offer. The exhibit takes visitors on a tour of nearly a century of Italian high fashion, with key pieces from recent collections. This exhibit encompasses everything from Armani to Versace with pieces worn by style icons such as Audrey Hepburn. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

The McCord is always on my list for visits to Montreal. They seem to change their exhibits quite frequently and they are always a delight. the subject matter can be international, local, or focus on different groups in the Quebec community. The research seems very thorough and is well presented. It really is a gem and it iscentrally located across... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see special exhibit for anyone interested in Italian fashion. It is fabulous. The museum is definitely worth seeing for the permanent collection but when you add in the Eleganza exhibit, it's a really fascinating experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

This is a fairly small museum, which you can easily go through all the exhibits in 1-2 hours time. The displays are very well designed and presented though. If you have a Museum Pass, I would definitely recommend coming here. We visited both McCord and Musee des Beaux-Arts (Museum of Fine Arts) on the same day, which is just about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited this museum at 7pm on a Wednesday evening (free after 5pm ). It had a fascinating and thoughtful display about the Inuit Culture displaying some of their intricately sewn clothing on the ground floor. On the second floor was a display of different historical aspects of Montreal and on the top floor a photographic display of historic Montreal... More 

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