The Textile Museum of Canada presents rotating exhibitions, changed throughout the year. Exhibitions draw from the Museum’s collection of 13,000 objects and present the work of local, national and international contemporary artists. We also host touring exhibitions and guest curators through various partnerships and collaborations.

While objects from the Museum’s permanent collection are often featured, our full permanent collection is not always on display. To view the collection in its entirety, please visit

Please be advised: A porton of the exhibition 'Wild' features flashing images that may effect photosensitive visitors. 

Public Hours

Daily 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesdays 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

The Shop will be closed on Sun March 29, 2020 for inventory.  We will resume regular business hours on Mon March 30.

Holiday Schedule

Open: Family Day, August Civic Holiday, Labour Day

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Easter Weekend (including Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Easter Monday), Victoria Day, Canada Day.

Click here for specific holiday dates.

Please note that the Museum closes at 2:00 pm on December 24 and December 31.

Admission Rates

General Admission - $15.00
Youth (6-18 years) - $6.00

Student (with valid Post-Secondary ID) - $6.00

Seniors (65 years+) - $10.00

Children (5 years and under) FREE
Family (5 individuals; max. 2 adults) - $30.00
Members FREE


Please note that between 5 and 8 pm on Wednesday evenings, the Museum offers pay-what-you-can admission.

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Terms of Admission

  • All special exhibitions are free with admission and do not require reservations or advance tickets.
  • Your admission is good for the entire day. You will require a hand stamp or a counter receipt for re-entry.
  • The Museum accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Debit cards for payment of admission fees.
  • US currency is accepted at par unless otherwise posted.


Photography and Video Recording

Photography (without flash) and video recording is allowed everywhere in the Museum, for personal use only. Please tag us on Instagram (@textilemuseumofcanada) and Facebook! For media requests, please contact Caitlin Donnelly, Membership & Marketing Coordinator, at or 416-599-5321 x 2245.

Food and Drink

No food or drink (including water) is allowed in the galleries. Please leave any food or drinks at reception upon arrival. There is a water fountain on level 2. Mothers are welcome to breastfeed anywhere in the Museum.

No Touching

Please DO NOT TOUCH the objects on display in the galleries. Most objects in our exhibitions are not in cases, which allows you to look closely at the details of each piece; however, touching is not allowed. You may touch objects in our education space, and of course, in the Museum Shop.

Coat, Bag Check and Permitted Items

Checking bags is free of charge. Large bags, backpacks, parcels, and umbrellas must be checked at our reception desk. This is to minimize the risk of damage to the objects on display, most of which are not in cases.

There is an unsupervised cloakroom on the second floor outside of the shop, which is free to use.

Drawing and Sketching

No pens or markers are allowed in the galleries. Pencils and pencil crayons may be used.


Strollers are allowed in the galleries.


We ask for your cooperation in keeping the Museum scent-free in order to maintain a safe and enjoyable visit for everyone. Visitors are encouraged to avoid or reduce the use of heavily fragranced products, which may include perfumes/colognes and scented lotions.

Video Surveillance

For the protection of visitors, staff and our exhibitions, the Textile Museum of Canada is monitored by video surveillance.


Pets are not permitted in the Museum; however, service animals are allowed.


A wheelchair is available for visitors to use and may be reserved in advance by phone or email.



The Textile Museum of Canada is a fully accessible facility.