McCord Stewart Museum
McCord Stewart Museum
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Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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
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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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Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie
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  • McGill • 3 min walk
  • Peel • 6 min walk
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Film G
New England933 contributions
Feb. 2023
There are 3 floors of exhibits -- 2 being temporary photographic collections, which were surprisingly just OK. The Inuit collection was good, but you never get a sense of differentiation among the various groups, how they interacted, and a timeline. Decent cafe. Good toilets and WiFi.
Written February 19, 2023
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Written February 22, 2023
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Aussie_Binturong
Queensland, Australia326 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Solo
Go on Wednesdays after 5pm, this is when you can access the ‘Indigenous voices of today’ and ‘Incipit - Covid’ exhibits free of charge. I was interested to read that, historically, the First Nation people had no word for ‘home’ because as a nomadic people, home was everywhere. They also had no word for ‘freedom’ because freedom was something that was just a ‘given’.
Written January 6, 2023
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Thank you for your visit and for sharing your experience :-)
Written February 22, 2023
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utfiero
Austin, TX3,685 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
Decent museum but overpriced for what it provides.

Nice indigenous exhibit. Favorite item was the parka made from seal intestines (nature’s Gore-Tex).

Museum pushes a political agenda throughout.

Free wifi network but it didn’t work.

Price: $18 / person

Time budget: 1-2 hours

Cleanliness: above average

Bathroom cleanliness: above average
Written November 20, 2022
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Thank you for your visit and for sharing your experience :-)
Written February 22, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA15,244 contributions
Oct. 2022
Actually quite disappointing. Apparently the old displays of history have been put into storage. And now they have a few temporary expos, none of which were all that interesting, and one was actually poorly organized. So I spent only about 30 minutes here, not impressed.
Written November 11, 2022
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Written February 22, 2023
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World Hopper
Toronto, Canada280 contributions
Oct. 2022
I didn't know what the exhibitions were and just walked in. I'm not sure if this museum is a photography museum, or just heavy on photography. At the time there were two photo exhibits and I believe a third was being put together. There is a permanent indigenous exhibit which is not photography heavy.

The Alexander Henderson exhibit was good, especially if you're an old school buff.

The covid photo exhibit was good as well and served as a reminder of the bad times in 2019. It's a small exhibit.

Overall, I would check the exhibits before going here to manage your expectations. If I had known it was photography heavy I probably would not have checked it out. This is coming from someone who is a decent amateur photographer.
Written November 8, 2022
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Written February 22, 2023
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BeLaZe
Penfield, NY378 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Nice building with uplifting atmosphere. Three very different exhibitions: all were meaningful and beautiful their own ways. The permanent exhibition is honest and raw about the fate of native people of this land. The Henderson exhibit was beautiful nature photography (including some buildings and industrial/human activities from more than a century ago). The top floor just opened a COVID-pandemic photo exhibit that we found revealing, interesting, and touching.
Written October 6, 2022
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Written February 22, 2023
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Brianna R
Northlake, IL47 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Solo
Visiting the McCord Museum was one of the highlights of my trip to Montreal. Although I agree with previous reviews that the number of artifacts was lower than at other museums, I thought the curation and presentation made for a poignant and impactful experience. The video interviews were the crown jewel. Hearing the lived experiences of indigenous peoples was truly touching.

I also enjoyed the queer photography exhibit. It felt very joyful. The boutique was also worth a visit- I bought some lovely First Nations prints.
Written August 17, 2022
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Written August 18, 2022
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Dutch Brother
Boston, MA536 contributions
Mar. 2022
There is just one permanent exhibit, on First Nations on the main floor. That is a good exhibit. There are two floors of temporary exhibits. When we went, they had exhibits on Parachute (a fashion company I'd never heard of) and on "Queer Photography". Both were utterly worthless and I left after less than 60 seconds. Charging $16 for one permanent exhibit is way too much. I would recommend this museum only if the temporary exhibits were of great interest to you.
Written March 16, 2022
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siddy666
Montreal, Canada277 contributions
Dec. 2021
I took advantage of the fact that this museum was offering free entry until this month and visited in early December.

During my visit, there were 3 major exhibitions, as well as two Christmas animated dioramas; one of which could be seen at Ogilvy's during Christmas until fairly recently.

The three exhibits were all interesting/revealing their own way; one focusing on Parachute, a famous global fashion company based in Montreal that I honestly didn't know too much about (I was too young to remember), another on Chapleau, a famous French Canadian cartoonist (who again I haven't heard of, this time due to my lack of reading French journals/newspapers), and the third on Indigenous culture in Canada (yet another topic for which my knowledge level is shallow).

All three exhibits contained a good selection of objects of historical values, with very clear write-ups/explanations. I especially liked one room in the Parachute exhibit that was modelled after an actual store location.

I definitely walked out of each exhibit with a much better appreciation/understanding of all three topics; Mccord Museum.....I say to you; Mission Success :)

I would revisit this museum but only if they had a exhibit of interest (I do realize the focus of this museum is on anything Canadiana; so keep this in mind) and the pricing is reasonable.

P.S. Don't miss the giant totem pole
Written January 31, 2022
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TO-psych
Toronto, Canada343 contributions
Jan. 2022
I have visited this small museum several times and always enjoy it. There are 3 floors of exhibits but the building is quite small. This is a place you come to for the temporary exhibits as there isn't a large permanent collection. They always have something interested on. In particular, they have some excellent fashion exhibits. In the past, they have been the only Canadian venue for certain fashion exhibits (there was one I can't remember, Dior maybe, on tour from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and it only came here).

I came today which was my first time visiting since the pandemic. It ha never been a very busy museum, plus they were checking everyone's vaccine passports, everyone wore masks and there is ample hand sanitizer in each room, so it felt very safe.
I really enjoyed the "Parachute" exhibit about the Montreal-based fashion brand that was very popular in the 1980's. I was not familiar at all with this brand, but I loved the clothes on display and the videos.

The exhibit of indigenous art and culture was also very well-done and they consulted many indigenous people (e.g. in video interviews) to collaborate on putting the exhibit together. The exhibit did not shy away from Canada's terrible treatment of our indigenous peoples, which is important for Canadians and visitors alike to confront.

Going through the whole museum at a leisurely place took under 2 hours. So I would say the $19 adult price is a bit steep. However, I'm happy to pay it to support this little gem of a museum. This is the kind of museum where I will go, even if I don't know much about the temporary exhibits because I trust their curators who always bring interesting art/history to Montreal.

They have an unmonitored coat room, which is key because winter here is so cold and you are probably going to overheat if you wear your parka while walking around the museum! They also have small lockers that you can use for free. I really appreciated this as I was in Montreal on a train stopover and had my big backpack with me.

The restaurant/cafe is temporarily closed due to COVID and I did not stop by their boutique this time.
Written January 30, 2022
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  • Tue - Tue 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Thu - Fri 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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