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McCord Museum

690 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9, Canada
+1 514-861-6701
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McCord Museum's Illusions Exhibit: The Art of Magic
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The McCord Museum is home to one of the largest historical collections in North America (more than 1.4 million artefacts), consisting of First Peoples objects, costumes and textiles, photographs, decorative and visual artworks, and textual archives. It produces exciting exhibitions that engage visitors by offering them a contemporary look at the world.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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690 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to stop into and just to visit for 30 minutes to take a look around at somethings that you dont see everyday. There were a few interactive activities for younger children but not enough to entertain them for a whole...More

Thank sunsetch4ser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temporary exhibition Topsy-Turvy Storyland is on until March 18. It is a creative presentation of vintage dolls and toys, in a fairytale-like setting with interactive displays for kids, lovely books, a screen showing vintage slides, and so on. I found it all very charming...More

Thank innaMontreal
Reviewed 25 November 2017

I was disappointed to see so few exhibits which focussed on Montreal history, which my cousin had told me about. The exhibition on people and places was good, and the special exhibition on escapologists was very intriguing. But there were no exhibits on 19th century...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 20 November 2017

It is worth visiting the museum if only for the "Illusions The Art of Magic" special exhibit. I recommend you time your visit to catch one of the tours in English. The person giving the tour brings everything to life and provides so much extra...More

Thank FuzzyBeaver
MuseeMcCord, Social Media Manager at McCord Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dear Traveller, Thank you for your visit and for sharing your experience! We look forward to seeing you soon at our upcoming exhibitions.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

"Illusion" exhibit is enthralling. Entrance through a hall of mirrors, dim lighting with the vintage posters and story of how the age of traveling magic shows held the world in a trance. I loved the use of sound, shufflling cards, and the use of optical...More

Thank patazTucson
MuseeMcCord, Social Media Manager at McCord Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear Traveller, Thank you for your visit and for sharing your experience! We look forward to seeing you soon at our upcoming exhibitions.

Reviewed 1 November 2017

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 other things. A great way to experience the lore of Montreal and...More

Thank Matthew S
MuseeMcCord, Social Media Manager at McCord Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Dear Matthew, Thank you for your visit and for sharing your experience! See you soon at our upcoming exhibitions.

Reviewed 28 October 2017

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 you will not spend very much time...More

Thank Julien K
Reviewed 22 October 2017

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. Very enlightening.

Thank 741lolo
MuseeMcCord, Social Media Manager at McCord Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Traveller, Thank you for your visit and for sharing your experience! See you soon at our upcoming exhibitions.

Reviewed 15 October 2017

I followed all the street art to the McCord Museum. I wanted to see the EXPO 67 exhibit. They featured most of the uniforms worn by the host and hostesses at the Expo. Great details on all the outfits from a time that dressing for...More

Thank L P
MuseeMcCord, Social Media Manager at McCord Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Traveller, Thank you for your visit and for sharing your experience! See you soon at our upcoming exhibitions.

Reviewed 14 October 2017

First time went and saw my youth of Expo 67, amazing book store,lovely history,staff and souvenirs..

Thank Kat2955
MuseeMcCord, Social Media Manager at McCord Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear Traveller, Thank you for your visit and for sharing your experience! See you soon at our upcoming exhibitions.

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