Information & Facts
1379-1380 Sherbrooke Street West
General admission is free, though there are fees for
temporary exhibitions (usually in the vicinity of C$20)
The official languages are English and French
(predominantly in Quebec).
The currency used is the Canadian Dollar (CAD), which is divided
into 100 cents. One-dollar coins are also known as loonies (due to
the picture of a loon, a type of bird, on the coin), and two-dollar
coins as toonies. Banks and bureaux de change will change money and
travellers cheques, as will some hotels, but the rate will not be
as good. Major credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are
plentiful. US Dollars are largely accepted, though due to fraud,
larger notes might not be and change is usually given in Canadian
Open Tuesday to Friday, from 11am to 5pm (main
exhibitions open until 9pm on Wednesdays), and on Saturday and
Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Closed on Mondays.
Canada covers six time zones, from GMT 8 in the west to GMT
-3.5 in the east.