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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

179 Grande Allee Ouest | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
+1 418-643-2150
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The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is located on the Plains of Abraham. Its four pavilions house a collection of over 38,000 works dating from the 17th century to present day. On top of world-class exhibitions and cultural activities, visitors can also enjoy the restaurant, café and gift shop.
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179 Grande Allee Ouest | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
+1 418-643-2150
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We started off well; impressed by the top floor display of Inuit art. After that, the exhibits seemed rather sparse. The ground floor main entrance seems to occupy the whole ground floor. On the second floor, the amount of space in the elevator lobby is...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only is the collection exceptionally good, highlighting the work of Canadian artists, but the galleries and atria are spectacular. The sculpture gallery in the Contemporary pavilion is breathtaking in the way it showcases the sunlight and the view and allows the sculptures to speak...More

Thank cassandra2009
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like art you will enjoy this museum. There are several buildings that make up this museum with an underground passage connecting all of them. We only had time to view the exhibits in two of the buildings (one was also closed for installation...More

1  Thank barbara361
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a gem of a museum! Beautifully designed, great audio for all exhibitions. I always love the Inuit collection. Also has a great restaurant.

Thank Jackie Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You ca now enter the MNBAQ from Grande Allée Boulevard. It is the Pierre Lassonde pavillon, a bright and spacy pavillon with temporary and permanent collections of contemporary art. The glass structure lets the natural light in gives a view to the nice surroundings. Keep...More

Thank PhilippeM10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the art museum on a trip to Quebec. The museum consist of a entrance building that connects the 3 buildings, with one being a former prison, which was pretty cool. One of the buildings (the original museum building was closed which was disappointing as...More

Thank CodyDC
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I only had time to visit two areas of the museum - first was the temporary Mitchell/Riopelle exhibit which just completely blew my mind. I appreciate art, but in a very all-encompassing 'that's nice' kind of way. Kind of like if you give me a...More

Thank Matt_Vee
Reviewed 25 October 2017

One of the buildings was closed, but we were able to visit the other two. There was an exhibit of 4 Canadian Contemporary Artists, a large display of decorative arts by Quebec designers, and the Inuit Art Collection. Well worth a visit. Was also nice...More

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Our second visit to this nice art gallery near old town QC. They had displays of several Canadian modern artists on offer, some awesome, some...well, it's art. One of the buildings in the complex was once the regional prison, and some of the cells remain...More

Thank Irrashimasse
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum to see the exhibit on Riopelle and Mitchell, 2 abstract artists painters who painted in the second half of the 20th century. The exhibit was situated in the new Lassonde pavilion, which is modern and beautiful. The museum is inexpensive compared...More

Thank Traveler_for_30_yrs
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23 October 2016|
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Response from turtleinfalmouth | Reviewed this property |
I know the area very well. There is a large parking lot adjacent to the Museum, on its East side. It is not free, but rates are reasonable. There is also plenty of metered parking along the street, just West of the Museum... More
Margaret K
10 January 2015|
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Response from Musée national ... b | Property representative |
Hello, the MNBAQ is open all year 'round, that is true. Our visiting hours in October are Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday) from 10 am to 5 pm. We are open on Wednesday nights until 9pm (and it's half-price!) Adults $ 18... More
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