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Musée McCord, Montreal
(3.8/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Brush up on your Canadian history at Musée McCord, a public research and teaching center dedicated to the preservation, study and appreciation of the northern country's rich cultural heritage. Established in 1921, the museum offers events, temporary and permanent exhibits, and family workshops. Immerse yourself in a world of Canadian culture, including photography exhibits portraying different cultures and eras, First Peoples artefacts and contemporary art exhibitions. The archives of the museum are vast, so take your time to explore the ever-changing displays and check the website for what's on while you visit. A stunning boutique gift shop offering locally made contemporary jewellery, books, and much more awaits you at the end, or grab a coffee from the tempting cafe bistro when you need to recharge your batteries and take a break. Musée McCord is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Montreal Edition.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
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  • Beatiful place. I went there for the Notman exhibition, great selection of his photo archive.
  • My wife and I went to this museum specifically to see the Eleganzza exhibit. Thankfully we chose to do so on a Wednesday after 5pm when general admission to the museum is free. We did pay the $10 each to see the featured exhibit only to be seriously disappointed by what we would discover. The exhibit itself is beautiful, however, for whatever reason, NO PICTURES of the eleganzza exhibit are permitted whatsoever, which defeats the purpose of going to a museum. The staff were very much overbearing in this. I personally witnessed someone checking a text message and the staff "photo cop' was all over them. I saw men sit on the chairs in the final room of the exhibit lining a runway, apparently part of the exhibit, and again, the staff were not allowing men to sit in those chairs, however, women were more than welcome to do so, even when there was nobody sitting in them. The entire purpose of our visit was the eleganzza exhibit, and not being permitted to take pictures, and being expected to purchase a $55 book about the exhibit that does NOT show anywhere near what is on display is unreasonable. The remaining exhibits are just as much a waste of time. NOT worth normal admission fees of $20 + fees for special exhibits let alone the $10 each fee we paid for a highly disappointing exhibit.
  • Cannot stop laughing at the other review. Whats the point to go to the museum if you cannot take pictures lollll. People these days! Anyways Eleganza is a small exhibition a little bit in the dark and there's a spotlight to see every pieces so thanks God theres is no pictures aloud as it would be really annoying! I really liked it! I went on a tuesday because money to go at a museum is not an issue for me :-) my only complain is the exhibition is a little too small and I was not interested that much in the latest fashion . I don't need to go to a museum to see a dress that was made 3 years ago but well I understand the concept is also until today. Not my first time at this Museum really happy to go every time. Was a little bothered by a bunch of tourists that was talking over a movie but what do you wanna do! Exposition still worth seeing :-)
  • As Montrealers who want to know about our own history we liked it. I am not sure about a tourist would find it, since it contains so much detailed information that many Montrealers are not even aware of. It is nevertheless an important keeper of our history...
  • Went here for a fashion event. It was cool. Not sure about the rest of the museum and their exhibits