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Musée McCord Museum, Montreal

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History Museum Museum
Brush up on your Canadian history at Musée McCord Museum, 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 Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Montreal Edition.
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  • This is a small museum that seems to have several unrelated displays. There is one room with some information on First Nations, primarily on their clothing. Then there was an exhibition on magic, but ...  more »
  • Although I could have wished to see more than 50 drawings, the ones chosen included most of the classics as well as a number that I, not a reader of the Gazette, had never seen before. There are sever...  more »
  • We've been there twice, several years apart. Both times we found it a bit dry and academic. I think perhaps if we had been Canadian we might have been more interested.  more »
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  • Nice museum, but rather costly admission considering the size of the exhibitions. I did really enjoy the photography of Montreal over the years, however. I found it to be a very good mix of extensive photography and popular media items from different times in the city's history. Other displays were not up to standard, in my opinion, but excellent photography exhibit.
  • I liked the place even though I was expecting to see more about Alfred's Adventure. The story teller was awesome doing voices and for my surprise my kid told me she enjoyed using her imagination at the reading session. I also enjoyed the exhibition about Montreal with books of more than 2 hundreds years and pots of over 700 hundred years. Employees were super friendly and they also had a craft sessions for kids which they enjoyed. Is not a big museum but I believe it is worth a visit.
  • Nice museum right down town . I've been there a few time with and without my kids. It's a must vist for anyone from Montreal or from out of town .
  • I wouldnt even know where to start, this place is great. Dont forget to eat lunch at the bistro!
  • The McCord Museum is a little gem of a museum. I learned the museum is home to a Political Cartoon Collection. We went to a talk with Terry Mosher know as Aislin and then had a walk with him of his show on the third floor. It was a wonderful morning and I learned a lot. I would recommend the exhibit and the museum.