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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

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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...more
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179 Grande Allee Ouest | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum occupies three connected buildings of very different architectural styles and provides a good chance to look over the many examples of modern (and a bit of classic) art made in Quebec. For me Jean-Paul Riopelle was a great discovery.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your nice comment! We are glad that you had a great time here and that you enjoyed Quebec art. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a major museum but some interesting art. There are three buildings (connected via underground passageway), each covering a different period. This was not clear to us and we ran out of steam by the time we hit the 19th century works. As an aside:...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comment! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and that you had a great service from our staff!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't realize what a large museum this is, so we did not have time to see everything. The collection of Quebec based artists if very interesting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charles P
Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comment! We are glad that you appreciated our collection of Quebec artists. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Good selection of modern and contemporary art here, had a great time! There was also a very chill friendly guy at the cafe serving guests who knew his art and music.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words! We are happy that you had a great time at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 29 November 2018

Situated in a huge park and recently added a new pavilion. Easily understood layout. This museum has improved it's exhibitions significantly in the past ten years. There is a strong collection of Quebec art throughout the centuries. There is street parking in the park. Bring...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

Thanks for your comment! We are glad that you have seen an improvement of our exhibitions in the past ten years. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 26 November 2018

We only made it through one of the buildings (I believe there are 3 total), and I really enjoyed it. We aren't huge art enthusiasts, but it was a very good museum. I would have liked to have spent more time there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KateR50
Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Thanks for your comment! We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. We hope to see you again so you can visit our other buildings.

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Interesting, especially the Inuit art (often humourous) and the Group of Seven art. Pictures well-displayed, although the building layout is odd. There is a basement section on two levels which connects to buildings on the other side of the road. Nice view of the Leonard...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

Reviewed 2 November 2018

I love all museums, but I guess I don't have an appreciation for abstract art - and there was way too much in this museum. The building is gorgeous. Even the bathrooms were amazing, and spotless. They are expecting a permanent exhibit in 2019 which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you for your comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. You'll have to come back for the reopening of the Gérard-Morisset pavillion, november 15th.

Reviewed 24 October 2018

We enjoyed permanent exhibits of Jean-Paul Lemieux, Jean Riopelle, Alfred, Pellan, Fernand Leduc, Inuit art, and temporary exhibit of Marcel Barbeau.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you for your nice comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 24 October 2018

Situated on La Grande Allée on the edge of the Plains of Abraham this superb collection of architecturally interesting buildings, including a former prison, complete with cells, houses a variety of mostly modern Quebecois works. The historical section was closed for a mounting of a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you so much for your comment. We are really glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Hope to see you soon!

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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
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Margaret K
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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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