McCord Museum of Canadian History

The vast collections and exhibits at the McCord Museum will greatly expand your knowledge of Canadian history

McCord Museum of Canadian HIstory
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The McCord Museum of Canadian History is a public research and educational museum. It is dedicated to preserving, studying and otherwise appreciating Canadian history. The museum was founded in 1921 by David McCord. The first artefacts belonging to the museum were collections from his own family. The collection has grown astronomically since then.

The ethnology and archaeology collection features over 15 000 artefacts which document the Aboriginal people of Canada. This includes communities living in Alaska and the northern parts of the United States. Some of the artefacts date back more then 10 000 years.

The costume and textiles collection features over 18 000 artefacts of clothing and footwear and various accessories. The collection includes North America's oldest known patchwork quilt, believed to have been made in 1726.

The Notman Photographic Archives contains over a million photographs and various items of early photographic equipment. It is designed to present a visual glance at Montreal dating from the 1840s to the current day. The collection includes approximately 200 000 glass negatives from the William Notmanand Son Photographic Studio. This exhibit is certainly the photography enthusiasts dream.

In addition to these collections there are various paintings and prints and other works of art on display. You are also able to view a number of document and archives from the various periods of Montreal's history as they have been donated by various members of the public.

The museum is wheelchair friendly.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Musée McCord

Fee: Yes

Closed Now

Regular Hours:

  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Category: Museums

Address: 690 Rue Sherbrooke O
Montreal, QC H3A 1E9
Canada

Phone: +1 514-861-6701

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
3.5 out of 5 3.5 Star Rating
Based on 35 Reviews.

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4 Star Rating This is a special interest museum with a focus on Montreal-related topics. Before visiting you must check out what the current exhibits are. If you are not... Read More

Jeff J. May-21-2019

4 Star Rating What a great Arts Museum. We got there on a Wednesday night after 5pm when the entrance fee for the main museum was free. The museum has a permanent... Read More

Robert S. Aug-28-2018

3 Star Rating Meh. Not really a must-see, but if you've got kids or if you've been to every single other attraction in MTL I guess it's worth it. Came here for free... Read More

Kandi R. Nov-24-2017

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Line 1 - GreenMcGill Station3 Minutes

How to get to Musée McCord by Metro

By Metro: Take Metro LIne 1 to McGill Station and take the University Exit. Walk one block north on University Street and turn left onto Sherbrook Street W continuing to the museum entrance.

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Artist Kent Monkman describes his own paintings in the McCord Museum

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