My son and I were pleasantly surprised by the Barbie Expo. It snowed so we were exploring the underground. Amazing how many barbies there are, the runway was hilarious!
This expo is permanent installation in Cours Mont Royal with no entry fee (but a suggestion to donate to a charity), in an upscale shopping centre in the heart of... read more downtown Montreal. It is a lot of fun - so many types of Barbie dolls...More
Darlene M 11/15/2019
Upon arrival I was a little surprised that it was located inside a shopping mall. The area where it is located has no doors to separate from the rest of... read more the mall. Aside from that, I loved seeing the great variety of different Barbie dolls....More
Kendra R 11/15/2019
Really enjoyed seeing this exhibit and impressed with the various styles of Barbie fashion. Definitely worth seeing as it is no cost and one of a kind.
We stumbled across this exhibition while walking around Rue Peel and decided to check it out. We did not expect the scale and variety of the dolls on display and... read more had a great time walking around looking at all the different barbies and costumes. Two...More
A huge variety of well-curated Barbies (and some Kens) that you can peruse for free. Designer costumes? Check. Movie costumes? Check. Cultural appropriation? Maybe. Visit and judge for yourself. A... read more conversation starter at any rate - art, design, feminism, diversity and inclusion. For the price...More
My pre-teen girls were not excited to attend this free gallery but both had a good time. It was fun seeing the variety of costumes and designs. Give a minimum... read more of 30 minutes to walk through.
At the time when fashion is mainly going crazy this exhibition reminds a much longed for oasis of tranquility and peaceful mind. Very proper location and free of charge -... read more great attraction for the visitors and locals. I work at this building and pass this...More
I seen the sign had walking with my wife and grandaughters seen the sign, they were so excited. They couldn't believe there were so many different Barbi's They Loved it,... read more so did I, I'm the new PaPa Barbi, Cheers
Steven K 11/05/2019
This was a great find free admission and hundreds of Barbie from designers to barbies dressed as your favorite ty shoe characters think flintstones , I dream of Jeanie .... read more I think all ages would enjoy
an unexpected and fun find in old town underground. a Barbie doll exhibit with hundreds of barbie dolls on display-- fun for kids and maybe more so adults. ... read more plus a life size baby display you can get your picture taken in too
We wouldn't have known of the expo if the guys in a shop hadn't recommended it to us. Wow! Hundreds of Barbies in outfits ranging from vintage couture to modern... read more fashion to elaborate costumes. A real gem, and a must-see.
Kathleen C 10/27/2019
I had been a Barbie collector many years ago. I was surprised how large the Expo was. I saw many of my favorites there and many more I... read more wished I had. It was very tastefully displayed and attached to a nice Mall to shop
Loved this! Very well presented, massive collection of the world’s best known doll. It’s very entertaining and there are so many Barbies on display! Brought back precious childhood memories.... read more
We were in the underground and just came across the Barbie Expo. To be fair, I don't know the first thing about Barbie, but there were a ton of... read more dolls that were dressed in hundreds of different ways. The coolest thing were the barbies walking...More
It’s amazing to see Barbie in many different styles - really gorgeous and fashionable. Even I’m not a big fan, I enjoy this expo very much!
This expo uses Barbie-like dolls to present a history of fashion. It does not provide historical Barbie costumes.
I was amazed by this expo-not your normal little girl barbie display. Barbies with designer gowns by some well known designers. An working runway complete with barbie reporters... read more with flashing cameras. Even my husband was impressed.
Short walk from our hotel. Quite a tremendous display of Barbie's right from first inception in 1959.
Went to visit the expo with my best friend. It was our first time. Enjoyed our time there. Amazed by all types of babies that’s in there. Very surprising. Representing... read more all types of countries around the globe which is awesome.
We were staying nearby and stumbled across this, since it was free we dropped in...really enjoyed it! Fun way to spend 20 or 30 mins, novelty. Loved the... read more dolls modeled after famous people: Cher, Lucille Ball, Mary Poppins etc.
This was amazing, as a child who grew up loving dolls, this was a little girl dream. It was so crazy to see all the different types of outfits and... read more themes. Would definitely go and see again. Love the fact that it was free too...More
Though not a planned part of our trip, it was delightful to come upon this fun display of Barbie! It was so much fun to see the history of... read more Barbie and to watch her transformation over the years. And....it was free!!
Cynthia M 10/13/2019
I wouldn't go out of my way to see it, but if you are in the area and looking for something to do to kill some time then this is... read more definitely a good option. You will probably be done with the whole exhibition in 10-15...More
We stopped here and it was really fun. Nice display of every Barbie imaginable. They need a gift shop with tee shirts. We did enjoy taking photos in the Barbie... read more Box.
Great exposition ! Wonderful displays. It is like a retrospective of the fashion world . It is not only for the children but the adults will enjoy... read more the Barbie's with the international costumes from all around the world , famous Holywood stars and Royal personalities...More
Hard to imagine, but two grandparents spent an hour here and really enjoyed it. We especially liked the Barbies representing people we knew, like Elvis, Cher and so on. Personally,... read more I was also much taken with Ferrari Barbie and Mountie Barbie - but I've always...More
So beautiful and interesting! None of us in the group were fans of Barbie and some were saying that what's the point of seeing barbies…. But I insisted... read more to visit it because of the high ratings and reviews... We were all glad to be there, it's such a beautiful presentation and so many opportunities for pictures, even a fountain in the middle... The dolls were all fun to look at, even some celebrity barbies... Just a nice way to spend some time while you are downtown... And it's for free! I highly recommend it and I'm glad we made the small detour from Ste-Catherine street to see this! The mall Courts Mont-Royal where the Barbie expo is located is also beautiful... Thumbs up! More
Tom S 9/29/2019
I'm not a big fan of dolls but this expo blew my mind. The details of each doll (makeup, skin colour, facial expression) and the clothing is amazing and so... read more so beautiful. Must visit if you're in the vicinity. The best part, entrance is free!!
My girls loved the beautiful dresses and the fashion show. Great job on the display! The Barbie box was great for photos.
Susan O 9/26/2019
More than 500 Barbie Dolls with faboulous dresses, accessories, shoes, pets, bags and so on. Even when you aren't a girl you can visit this great collection!
In my opinion it is more about fashion than Barbie dolls, but since i'm not really versed in either, I could be wrong. Still it is a free exhibition and... read more a nice stop downtown. Great rainy day/winter activity since it is reachable by the Reso (underground city).
What a presentation! There were hundreds of Barbie dolls dressed up as all kinds of celebrities. The clothes were great and the dolls faces were not Barbie, they were the... read more celebrities’ faces. We went to see the underground which is so cool, a city beneath the city. The Barbie expo was a bonus and it was free!
Kathy F 9/22/2019
Great collection of Barbie dolls in various outfits, many celebrity dolls too! Nicely arranged and labeled.
Kathy M 9/19/2019
This is a free exhibit in the downtown area. It's not very big and it won't take up a lot of your time. But if you are walking... read more around downtown, it's worth stopping by. Hundreds of beautiful Barbie dolls on display, many with designer-inspired dresses. Plus, there's a giant Barbie box where you can take a photo of yourself looking like a Barbir doll. Good stop for kids and adults alike.
The Barbie Expo is located in an older shopping mall. The exhibit was fun for the young and not so young. Even my husband who was mortified at the thought... read more of being a male caught in a primarily female event, admitted this was “very well done.” He was more than willing to see The Barbie Themed Farrah Fawcett Doll, the Daniel Craig/007 James Bond doll and some of the other nostalgic Barbie’s.
Admission is free and there is English and French language used in the displays. The dress designers from Kate Spade, Givenchy, Versace, Bob Mackie, etc are all putting their best Barbie couture clothes forward.
There are about 500 different Barbie’s behind a glass case representing different countries, designers, and famous Hollywood stars. They even have a doll box where you can pose for a photo opportunity with you being Barbie.
I would like to have had a guide at the Expo, there to have answered questions, etc. We took the Metro to Peel Street (Green Line) and walked right into the mall and followed the signs to the Expo. We met friends and wanted to do lunch. Onsite, the mall had a food court and that’s what we did. I would have preferred another type of restaurant, but that is what we got. More
I'm a guy and so dolls have never been my thing. I think I saw only a couple of other guys while we were in but this clearly has something... read more special and I'd advise any other males who might have reservations to go along with an open mind.
My clients and I enjoyed out visit. It was intellectually both fun and stimulating. My little ones should have come. they would have loved it.
This was the largest collection of Barbie dolls I had ever seen in one place! Situated on the 2nd level of Les Cours Mont-Royal, on Rue Peel, the venue... read more was adorably dressed with chandeliers and vignettes of Barbies outfitted in haute couture "walking" the runways. There were also dolls of some Hollywood stars in the displays, again dressed in their iconic styles. An amusing extra was a life-sized box made to look like a box for a Barbie doll, where many little girls (and adults too!) stood in line for their turn at a photo op inside said box. Fun!
The Barbie Expo is a showcase for famous fashion designers; including Bob Mackie; Vera Wang; Christian Louboutin and more: With many glass cases; you can see dressed Barbies from around... read more the world; Barbies in Vegas; Barbies dressed as famous movie and TV personalities and lots more:
This was so much fun. There are about 1000 Barbies in different outfits and costumes on display. There were custom designed by fashion designers; different cultures represented. It's in... read more a mall and free and I had a great time! Dragged my husband with me and he was a good sport!
If you have children who like dolls or if you are just looking for a trip down memory lane, go for it.
Jacques T 9/03/2019
This was a lot of fun for my 7 year old daughter. We spent about an hour looking at the various outfits and scenes. Entry is free, but there is... read more an opportunity to make a donation.
Not really in to Barbie but as they are so iconic, went along. Amazing display that did bring back memories for all of us but so amazing to see how... read more she grew over the years. What an amazing collection of history.
Jodie H 9/02/2019
Great way to spend an hour or so. It was free but I gladly would have paid money to go in and see it. My husband didn't want to go... read more but even he enjoyed it. There are so many iconic outfits. There are outfits from TV and film characters, costumes from various countries, outfits by decade, Plus Creations by various designers. Do not expect to see antique Barbies as this is more of a collection than Museum.
Beverly R 9/02/2019
This free exhibit is great for all ages! Lots of unique costumes on the dolls, as well as some fun scenes (i.e. runway show, NYC street theme).
Ashlee G 9/01/2019
So glad we stopped by the Barbie Expo before dinner on our final night in Montreal. Amazing array of Barbies through the ages in haute couture. Absolutely free! Felt like... read more a well-kept secret. Definitely worth 20-30 minutes during your visit.
We stopped by the expo on our way to the Metro Station. It's quite cute and nostalgic even though I wasn't really a Barbie girl (lol). Add to this your... read more list of 'quirky' things to-do in Montreal 🙂
Took my 8 year old granddaughter to this exhibit. She spent hours going through and looking at each doll with costumes of unbelievable detail. Have been here twice with granddaughters... read more and have found it fascinating both times the wide age range in folks(mainly female) visiting the display.
A free experience for adults and children alike. Their are so many different Barbies and they did a really good job to showcase a lot of different ethnicities. There was... read more also a lot of different movies and designers showcased. It is one room, but if you do want to take it all in you can spend up to an hour here. For us, it really wasn't hard to find, but we also got lucky with how we entered the underground tunnel system. They do collect donations for Make a Wish.
I have been to the Barbie Expo a few times with different family members. My parents thoroughly enjoyed it. It's an easy and quick visit. We told my father we... read more would make it fast but he too enjoyed seeing some of the different barbies from different decades or dressed as different characters from movies. This can take you a quick 10 minutes or you can stay for an hour and look at each Barbie.
We really enjoyed our time at the Barbie Expo! My 5 year old saw an advertisement for it and we knew we had to check it out. And it did... read more NOT disappoint! Beautiful dolls from all eras- a good history of some of the most beautiful dolls and dresses I have ever seen. My daughters’ breath was taken away with some of the beautiful displays. Very well done and free!!!
Virtually impossible to find unless... unless you know it is in a shopping center. Once found: really funny to see all these barbies fully dressed for all occasions.
We visited here after we arrived in Montréal. Unexpectedly pleasing all the family, even Dad. Well presented and lots of celebrities. It was very different from our Barbie collection at... read more home. Well worth a visit.
A little expensive but if anyone in your group has memories of playing with barbie's then you will enjoy it.
I really enjoyed the expo - so much, I went twice. Fun for all ages. You could spend hours here, if you wanted to.
Came here as were in the mall and passing by so glad we came loved this expo of barbie’s. Lots to look at and really enjoyed seeing all the designers... read more and the dresses they made. Anyone of any age can come and see these as there would be something here for everyone.
Being the dad in the group, the Barbie Expo was not expected to be a top highlight of our itinerary for me; however, it was surprisingly satisfying in its weirdness,... read more creativity and presentation. There are about 200 Barbies (my guess) presented in window cases or staged scenes, each wearing colorful and creative outfits representing different cultures, fashions, periods, fictional characters, brands or other themes. The term "Barbie" is not necessarily precise - many would be recognized as the quintessential Barbie character, but many others are totally different (e.g., dolls with Barbie-like traits but from numerous other cultures) and some are even men (e.g., Elvis, Sinatra, Aragorn and James Dean). Fun 30 minutes or so, and the ladies loved it. Great break for anyone travelling with a family that includes anyone who as a child enjoyed Barbies. More
Very fun site to see in Montreal! See it if you are close and have a moment. I went with two colleagues who both enjoyed it as well.
This is the biggest permanent exhibit of Barbie dolls **in the world** & it is fantastic! Not only are there HUNDREDS of Barbies in all kinds of costumes/dress, including various... read more historical periods, popular TV shows and films, and haute couture designers; many look like celebrities, including Barbra Streisand, Cher, even Herman Munster.
We’re only in Montreal from Aug 14 to 18 and we’ve already been to the exhibit twice. Our adult son, who lives in Montreal, has been several times, and we may go again before we leave.
Two other nice bonuses of the exhibit are that it’s FREE, and it’s not attached to a gift shop. We really appreciate these non-capitalistic aspects!! More
Deborah B 8/16/2019
I was quite a Barbie girl when I was little so when I saw this was in Montreal during our visit I had to go (and drag my husband there).... read more I enjoyed this expo tremendously. There was a Barbie for every profession and a Barbie dressed as every country around the globe. Specialty Barbies as well! I could tell some of the Barbies were older (like from when I was small) and some of them were more current - interesting to see the changes in the hair, face, eyes etc. I also enjoyed the wedding dress Barbies. And it was all free! Fun thirty minutes to an hour if you are a fan! More
So many great Barbies to see! It’s a quick visit; maybe about 30 minutes. My daughter enjoyed seeing all the dolls. They have a Barbie box to pose in!
Designer dresses, famous characters (Star Trek!), human sized barbie box photo op - all for free! What could be wrong? My pictures of the Expo on FB got more comments... read more than any others from my Montreal trip.