Barbie Expo
Barbie Expo
4.5
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This property is Temporarily Closed This is not Barbie as you once knew her! The Barbie Expo, conveniently located in the heart of downtown, in Les Cours Mont Royal, Montreal’s most prestigious upscale shopping mall, is a brilliant and exciting way to showcase the haute couture fashion available at the exclusive flagship boutiques within the mall. The stunning display houses over 1000 dolls, and is the largest permanent Barbie doll Expo in the world! A truly incredible selection of world-renowned designers have magnificently fashioned breathtaking outfits for every possible occasion—all of them modeled by the 11.5 inch fashion icon herself. Admission is free. Designers on display include Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Armani, Ralph Laurent, Vera Wang, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Louboutin, Zac Posen, Carolina Herrera, Bob Mackie, and many other authentic fashion all-stars!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Peel • 2 min walk
  • McGill • 5 min walk
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SnappleSpice
New York City, NY542 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
This experience gets two stars only because it was free (I appreciate free activities!). Right away, I noticed that there is zero information given about each of the dolls (minus their name). It would be so easy to add a bit of information about each designer and/or each doll! For many, I did not know why they were special or who I was meant to be looking at. I also did not understand why some countries / cultures had multiple dolls (I think Russia had five??), while others had one (or none!). A vast majority of the dolls - and I mean like 98% of them - are also white. This lack of diversity does not seem fitting for the Barbie brand.
Written January 10, 2024
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Chloe Thomas
Russell Springs, KY984 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
My mother and I had looked forward to visiting the Barbie museum in Montreal for months leading up to our trip.

We were scared a few weeks before as it said temporarily closed, but did not stress as this seems to happen often and for short periods of time.

The expo is free and inside a shopping center, which can be a bit tricky to find if you are not familiar with the area. Admission is free.

We were amazed at all the Barbie’s. Each section was themed such as cultural, wedding, celebrity, fashion, and so on.

Some people could get through the expo in 15 minutes, but we probably spent an hour here admiring the beautiful dolls.

Great for all ages.
Written November 13, 2023
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kdw200312
Brampton, Canada3 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
Wasn't sure what to expect. It was a free exhibit and the day we went it was pouring rain outside so it was a nice distraction from that. It was interesting to see all the barbies specially made for certain celebrities. You won't kill a lot of time here but it was free and a nice distraction.
Written September 26, 2023
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Vanessa R
Ottawa, Canada4 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Seeing all of the barbies on display is very impressive and kept us entertained for about 15 minutes. Judging by the photos we expected a much larger expo. They must have reduced the size as the space was much smaller than photos in other reviews. Unfortunately, I did not get a photo of the room to compare. I'd say if you're in the area and have a few minutes to fill it's worth it, but might not be worth going out of your way to see.
Written September 22, 2023
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applee17
London, UK80 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a quite small expo in a unit within a shopping centre so its open when the centre is. Fun to see all the celebrities and national costumes. Not well sign posted so you need look out for the address - 1455 Peel.
Written September 19, 2023
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jayejaye_18
Manila, Philippines3 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Dont waste your time. Its just a small stall with Barbie display in national costume and other designers brand. You can finish looking at it for 3 mins. Thats it.

Btw,The bldg is under renovation. So many areas are covered and escalators are not working and blocked too.
Written August 31, 2023
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gpaint
Richmond, Canada114 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Phoned to check and see if they were going to re-open in August. The lady who answered the phone was very unfriendly. Didn't really care that we were looking forward to visit the Barbie Expo. I don't care how good this collection is, if the people have this attitude, I'd rather spend my day somewhere else in Montreal!!!
Written August 14, 2023
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jolenetara
Winnipeg, Canada28 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
This expo was a little bit of a letdown. It was cool to see so many Barbie fashions (there are TONNES on display), but there was nothing in the way of programming: no interpretive signs, narrative features, or anything to contextualize the displays. Just a room full of Barbies with small labels by each one. We couldn't tell which ones were 'authentic' and which were just someone's project. Is this an expo or just someone's personal collection? Who knows!

I'm glad I saw it, but I am sorry for the time we lost going out of our way to get to this expo. Worth seeing if it's convenient and you're in the area, but in my opinion, not worth travelling across the city to see.
Written June 22, 2023
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Mark T
Orlando, FL464 contributions
Nov 2022
My 3 girls loved wandering around the Barbie expo and really got a kick out of the life size Barbie Photo Booth
Written June 4, 2023
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Lisa P
30 contributions
May 2023
I enjoyed looking at the many Barbies on display here. It is quite a collection but I wished there had been a Princess Diana bride. Lots of fun and great fashions!
Written May 30, 2023
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Barbie Expo is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon - Wed 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thu - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


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