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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

Parc des Champs-de-Bataille | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
+1 418-643-2150
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Make known, promote and preserve Quebec art of all periods.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Parc des Champs-de-Bataille | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
+1 418-643-2150
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Since the focus of this museum is art made by folks from Quebec, the collection seems a bit random. You'll not see any big names at this museum (unless you're really into Quebec's art history). The special exhibits were of 4 modern artists and one...More

Thank Marblehead750
Reviewed 2 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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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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