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Montreal, QC/Canada - 6/26/2020: a combination of old and modern architecture at the same scene, the historical building of McCord museum with a background of a modern building of McGill University.

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Musée McCord

Top choice in Montréal

With hardly an inch to spare in its cramped but welcoming galleries, the McCord Museum of Canadian History houses thousands of artifacts and documents illustrating Canada’s social, cultural and archaeological history from the 18th century to the present day, with a small-but-excellent First Nations permanent collection displaying Indigenous dress and artifacts.

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