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Textile Museum of Canada

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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An excellent museum... much better than the US Textile Museum! Facsinating show and great hands ons... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thunder Bay, Canada
A Good Experience

The Museum can be a bit hard to find, tucked, as it is on the corner of a residential block and on... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Bathurst, Australia
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The Textile Museum of Canada is the only national museum in Canada that explores ideas and builds cultural understanding through the universally relevant media of textiles. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Museum’s permanent collection...more
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55 Centre Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2H5, Canada
+1 416-599-5321
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 5, 2015

Even if you didn't think you cared about the world's textiles, consider visiting this museum. The changing exhibits are interesting and sometimes even provocative. The thoughtful labels are well written and informative. Check out current offerings on the museum's website. And leave a bit of...More

2  Thank Rose1920
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 27, 2012

If I had known it was as easy as throwing a few rugs on the wall and charging $15 to enter I would have done this at home and called it a museum. We were charged half price as only one floor was open. Even...More

5  Thank pedwar
TextileMuseumCanada, Public Relations Manager at Textile Museum of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Thank you for your visit, though we are saddened to hear it was not a positive experience. Our exhibition spaces turnover frequently and cover a considerable range of craft and contemporary-art related subjects. Because of this it is always advisable to check our website in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent museum... much better than the US Textile Museum! Facsinating show and great hands ons displays. Lovely gift shop.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small, sparse specialty museum that isn't all that inviting. More like a textile footnote than a museum. Not much to see and not very compelling. Perhaps the tours on Sunday at 2 PM can make it more interesting but on your own, not worth...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Current exhibit is incredible and thoroughly enjoyed wandering through the entire building to explore all the collections. Highly recommend for museum lovers!

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Trail09574042416, Membership and Marketing Coordinator at Textile Museum of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting, we're glad you enjoyed the exhibitions! - Caitlin Membership and Marketing Coordinator

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw a wonderfully colourful exhibition of contemporary quilts and a an exhibition that enabled current textile artists to respond to the work of historical makers. Both exhibitions were impressive. The museum also has a great shop of textile work so if you're looking for...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed September 25, 2018

The Museum can be a bit hard to find, tucked, as it is on the corner of a residential block and on the edge of 'eat street' but it's worth persevering. Although the display space is limited, what they do with it is captivating. The...More

1  Thank fwombats
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This museum had a wonderful display of international quilts. Secondhand books for sale adjacent to the reference library at a very good price. The Canadian craft section was interesting. The shop was good with lots of items which could be purchased.

Thank Margaret F
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Visited this museum with a friend who is a quilt maker in their spare time. The items from the permanent collection had good historical descriptions, sort of history meets art, meets textile aficionados. There was also a rotating exhibit while I visited very good as...More

Thank MisterStateTrooper
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We love textiles and decided to visit this museum while in Toronto. It's close to the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Eaton Center if you are visiting either of those locations. The current exhibits include modern international quilts and textiles over time in Canada....More

Thank SnackyBitsandCuppas
Reviewed July 28, 2018

I love small museums. This was no exception. When I was there there was an adjudicated Quilt Show that was very interesting. The friend I was with teaches quilting so of course she was thrilled to see it. The gift shop has such a wonderful...More

Thank Dietitianwest
Reviewed July 26, 2018

If I understand well they do not have permanent collection but only temporary exhibitions. And those two that we attended yesterday - Contemporary quilts and Crosscurrents - are amazing! Right place to see very special (and very beautiful!) handcrafts and to show it to screen...More

Thank SDG1965
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