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Textile Museum of Canada

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Address: 55 Centre Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2H5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-599-5321
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11:00 - 17:00
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Wed 11:00 - 20:00
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The only museum of its kind in the country, featuring exhibits of beautiful...

The only museum of its kind in the country, featuring exhibits of beautiful clothing, carpets, quilts and ceremonial objects from around the world.

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Small Specialized Museum

The Textile Museum of Canada is a rather specialized and small museum on Centre Street just east of University Avenue, a few feet south of Dundas. It is located in a low-rise... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Textile Museum of Canada is a rather specialized and small museum on Centre Street just east of University Avenue, a few feet south of Dundas. It is located in a low-rise office building sort of structure. Admission is $15 for most people. There are also annual memberships. The museum is located on the third and fourth floors of the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tiny museum is on two floors tucked into the corner of a building. I had expected to see a permanent collection of textiles as well as the special exhibits, but there were only the two special exhibits. We enjoyed one but not the other. We were less than an hour to see the museum itself, then maybe half an... More 

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Thank LittleIgor
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Paid 21$ to see a few examples of "how to make strange shapes with textile Althouge the art work is valued, the exhibition in boring and not worh the money. Not what I expected for a place called "textile museum". In addition, the parking was very expensive.

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Thank Oren Z
Frome, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Tucked into 2 small floors of a non museum looking building, I must confess I expected more Canadian textiles on display. An interesting display of bead work and the current exhibition is by Sheila Hicks called Material Voices involving weaving and fibre art. A shop has a selection of gifts and momentos. There is an elevator.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This little museum is tucked away in the heart of the city but what it lacks for in space it makes up for in quality. If you like textiles and surface design than this place is a lovely discovery. For anyone in creative fields or fan of applied & decorative arts they have some great eye candy . A source... More 

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Newcastle, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Not huge but interesting and well-curated with an extensive gift shop. TOP TIP - buy the triple pass for this with the Shoe Museum and the Gardiner Museum for 20$ and make a big saving

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Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I plus our 2 friends knew nothing about this small museum but were curious so we stopped by. Very small area to cover but it had 2 excellent exhibits, one concerned embroidery from around the world dating back to the 18th century and the other was items designed with beautiful beading. It was amazing to see the... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This museum was a gem! We loved both exhibits - Bliss ( flowered fabrics) and Beaded garments. The gift shop was wonderful. Very enjoyable.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I really liked this little museum, as did my teenage daughter; it is very well curated, with interesting but very focused exhibits. The gift shop is great, too.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

It's a tiny place more like a store; couple of small stories with stuff sparsely filling the floor. Takes just half an hour to go through the whole thing.

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