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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 today

An immense museum spread over three buildings that covers Fine Arts and the more Modern varieties. This is a meseum not to be missed.

Thank TravelerMikePlano
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good art gallery in several building so be careful not to miss any. A good range of artwork in pleasant surroundings. Some of the other museums and attractions were offering 20% off linked destinations.

Thank walkerhb
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has the most modern, and best layout of any museum I have seen...and I have seen many. The mini cafe here is also very good, had better tasting soup and sandwich than restaurants I dined at around Quebec city. The special exhibits were...More

Thank sbd814
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely museum. The most interesting for us was the permanent Inuit Exhibit on the 3rd floor. Wonderfully creative art.

Thank Ed H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If modern art is your thing, then this is it. The Flux and the Puddle work was obviously expensive, and if a jarring experience was intended it succeeded. We still don't get it. An interesting section of Quebec historical scenes and carvings, but not enough...More

Thank mariahbay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although I'm not a huge fan of some of the modern art, there was more to see of native Québécois art in the 3 buildings that we visited. The gallery buildings themselves were pieces of art inside and out. The Pellan collection, I thought, was...More

Thank FLtrotter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This art gallery is housed in three separate buildings connected with underground walkways. The architecture of the facility is beautiful, although the art collection is underwhelming. There is lots of empty space that could be used for more art and more historic québécoise art could...More

Thank Geopiggy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the architecture of this place for itself is really cool.it actually has there sites, one being a former prison, one more classic and a new building all connected through a tunnel. the prison part is not that interesting but the new building is breathtaking the...More

Thank krokko
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was disappointed that we didn't allow enough time to truly explore this museum. We visited most of the rooms but rather in a frenzy because we were going to a gourmet food tour right after. That's not the way to see art and I...More

Thank Johanne Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is three different sections but it's all connected, no need to go outside to get to the other buildings. Some of the art was beautiful but some I would never call art so we walked quickly past those. However I did get annoyed because...More

Thank BelaN74
Musée national ... b, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We are sorry for this inconvenient. There are a few guidelines to follow at the museum, and to avoid accidents, all backpacks, umbrellas, and other cumbersome objects must be left in the cloakroom. We do tolerate...More

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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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