This museum explores 2000 years of human history in over 200 different regions by looking at one thing only - textiles. The development of textiles was a universal phenomenon in the ages that man found civilisation. With it broad collection of over 13000 artefacts - clothes, ceremonial vestments, carpets, tapestries, and so on - the museum is able to install some of the most striking and unusual history exhibits in the country. Check the attraction website for upcoming and current exhibitions. The exhibits are arranged by types, techniques, materials, regions and period, making for some excellent comparative study.
- Disabled accessible.
- Check out the shop.
- Youth and Student (with ID) - $6.00
- Seniors (65+) - $10.00
- Children under 5: Free
- Family (5 individuals; max. 2 adults) - $30.00
- Wednesday: 5pm-8pm: Pay what you can.
- Closed: Easter Weekend (including Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Easter Monday)
- Open: Family Day, August Civic Holiday, Labour Day
- Subway 1 stop St Patrick Station.
- Streetcar 505 stop Dundas St West at University Ave.
- Streetcar 301, 501; Bus 141, 143, 144, 145, 502 stop Queen St West at Simcoe St West Side.
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Has some great shows and a cute shop but is extremely small. Feels like one or both of the floors are closed without much to see between major exhibitions. I wish it had more funding as this place is a rare gem. They also have workshops which I have never attended but are taught by visiting artists and craftspeople
Museum dedicated to textiles. Not my cup of tea, but I visited its Crosscurrents exhibition, the interaction between first Nations and settlers. Got a pass from the public library so got in for free. Some interesting works. All works were on one floor and about 4 rooms. A wealth of history in there, worth a look. Has a neat museum shop with lots of cool nicknacks.
The textile museum is a hidden treasure for textile lovers. It's exhibits change regularly and it is small and intimate as well as being a Good learning space. the gift shop is particularly wonderful with a beautiful array of things from Canada and around the word Not to mention the wide selection of reading material, gift cards, children's gifts and more! The gift shop is a real gem in my book : )
This museum is a small treasure to be discovered. They run great exhibitions - excellent way to spend an hour or two. Visited it several times and will come back again. Highly Recommend!
Went there for my art history final essay in March, this museum is amazing. Although it doesn’t have a large space like ROM or others, but all of the textiles that presented are adorable. They also have a small gift shop. I talked to the staff, she explained the history of the museum, how the museum works, etc. The staff is really nice and patient:)