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: McCord Museum of Canadian History

Fee: Yes

Closed Now

Regular Hours:

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

Category: Art Museums

Address: 1380 Rue Sherbrooke O
Montreal, QC H3G 1J5
Canada

Phone: +1 514-285-2000

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5 Star Rating It's really the scene that people should not miss. For those visitors and also local students, and residents. A lot of really nice arts reflect to your... Read More

Arrom H. Feb-05-2019

5 Star Rating This is one of the best museums I have ever been to. It's really well curated and the spaces are lovely. I only saw the permanent exhibit due to time... Read More

Lea T. Jan-21-2019

5 Star Rating Many museums in the world I have come across and visit in my lifetime... Sometimes, I forgot Montreal is one of the cities of creativity and arts in the... Read More

Christina T. Jan-05-2019

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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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