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Musée McCord, Montreal

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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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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  • 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 mo...  read more »
  • 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 se...  read more »
  • The name offers great deal because it is in the history of Canada. It's nice, but in its permanent exhibition only speaks on the first floor of the Inuit and Métis outfit, and on the second floor of the contemporary history of Montreal (best is the Museum of Archaeology in this category).
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  • 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...
  • Ridiculous rules, crowded, bad exhibits. At least there was free Internet.
  • Good little museum in Montreal. Recommend to check for new exhibits. Also close to others in the area if you want to goto more than 1
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