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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 3 weeks ago

My grand daughter always wants to go to the art museums, so we spent 4 glorious hours here. Beautiful buildings. Great collections (we loved the Inuit area and they had 2 special showings). Very impressive and well appointed museum.

Thank jammer63021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you only like to see the traditional "masters", this museum may not be a good fit for you. However, the grounds and building are lovely, and it is a great way to learn about the history of art in Quebec. We saw an excellent...More

Thank Umbellularia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If it weren't for the excellent Halsman photography exhibit, I probably would have been disappointed with the permanent galleries which did not wow. The new building is beautiful and the restaurant and cafe looked so worth it thou. Lots of hands on children's activities so...More

Thank here&there
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Beyond the walls of the charming old city, the museum - especially the contemporary building - is spacious & excellent. While easily you could spend an entire day exploring the collection, we focused on the permanent collection of Canadian art - both historic & modern...More

1  Thank Herstory_62
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A nice break on a rainy day, but not a great museum. We toured the entire museum and while the buildings are lovely, they are want for good art. The permanent exhibits of Canadian Artist are Flat and uninspired. They would benefit by the inclusion...More

1  Thank Snorkl3guy
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Bring a snack or such to picnic here or order from their restaurant/cafes.Good representation of mostly contemporary Canadian artists but some nice old Inuit pieces as well.Traveling exhibits that change also.

Thank Bellaluna64
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Museum spread over 3 buildings. Very good exhibits of modern and contemporary art. Loved the Inuit exhibit. We spent the whole day in the museum ( with a break for lunch). I don't get the negative reviews. A very worthwhile stop.

Thank NewYorkNYTraveler
Reviewed 5 July 2017

A very interesting building, and an interesting if somewhat limited colletction. We went on a Monday and it was open but very quiet with no real crowd - which made the experience better. Somewhat limited collection but it does boast a very interesting and diverse...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We visited the two major exhibitions at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) for the summer of 2017: Philippe Halsman and Abbés Desjardins. Both exhibitions are in the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion. (See my review of this splendid building elsewhere.) Philippe Halsman: Étonnez-moi! (Astonish...More

1  Thank BigGandLittleT
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

What does one do one a rainy day in Quebec then explore this fabulous art gallery. With several buildings accessed via underground tunnels which include a modern mostly glass building- this is one for those enjoying the best of architecture and art. Separated into modern,...More

Thank Granny-Mae
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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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