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Musée McCord Museum, Montreal

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Musée McCord Museum and many more Montreal attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Montreal online day trip planner .
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  • The building has a variety of exhibits, many of them part-time. The special feature when I was there was "Illusions," which played up the building's history with Houdini. However, there are lots of ot...  more »
  • Part of the museum was closed as they were setting up a new exhibition. The museum is not very big, on the ground floor you see the history of indians, upper floors special exhibits. Nice to see but y...  more »
  • Special "Illusions" exhibit is mostly posters, but the available tours make it come alive. Very entertaining. Main floor exhibit on "Identity" truly expresses the repression of First Nations in Canada...  more »
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  • Bit pricey at $20 (I went on Wednesday for the cheaper cost, but I guess I came too early in the day..? So I paid in full. That said, before I paid I saw a couple exhibits by going through the store, and somehow kept going through the exhibits through their exits because I could not find the entrances. An employee only said something about buying a ticket once I realized I should probably look for a starting place for the EXPO exhibit and purposely passed the "sortie" entrance by. I don't know what the lady at the front desk was doing to let me wander around as I please.) I saw the "Wearing Our Identity -- The First Peoples Collection" first, and it convinced me to stay. It set the trend of small, sad exhibit if you just skim through it, but thoroughly satisfying and interesting if you read and look at everything. This one is the best one there in my opinion though. The others I saw were the Illusions, fashion, and Aislin ones. It's only worth the price if you actually read and take everything in though. If you like zooming past artifacts and photos, a different museum might be a better choice.
  • The "fashion" museum of Montreal. They deal with historic clothing and textiles, from modern Canadian and International, to historical First Nation garments, their permanent collection is interesting, as are their temporary expositions. The museum can be a bit on the dry side, if you are less interested in fashion and more interested in actual history. All in all, it's nice to visit it at least once.
  • 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.
  • If you're interested in Canadian history, this has to be on your list of go-to museums. Even if I've been multiple times, I always love dropping by on Wednesdays when there's free admission and checking out their new exhibitions!
  • 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.

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