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National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
+1 613-990-1985
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Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada) holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photos.
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380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-990-1985
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ottawa is such a fantastic city, so full of history and culture. The National Gallery of Canada is another great place. Right at the foot of the Alexandra Bridge to Quebec, you can't miss the Gallery's glass exterior, architecture, and ..... the giant spider lurking...More

Thank lhousesoccer
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy visiting the NGC. The Canadian galleries were improved this year -- lovely displays of the Group of Seven works. The Gallery is now undergoing a re-fit for the windows and will be closed the rest of the month.

Thank Lily-TO
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Gallery is a gem. Fabulous collection of not only Canadian art but also European and American pieces. The quality of the exhibitions is very high and the building itself is a pleasure to visit. Highly recommended.

Thank ericon991
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here multiple times on Ottawa visits. We find they put on thoughtfully curated shows. The entry price is reasonable and it's easy to park. Great temporary exhibits and an excellent permanent collection. If you like art museums, this is well worth it.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like the Canadian War Museum, the National Gallery of Canada is mammoth in scale. When you go, be sure to leave enough time (at least three hours...) and wear a comfortable pair of walking shoes.

Thank Dean O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time here! So much to see. Plan to be there for the day as we didn't give ourselves enough time to see everything this place has to offer.

Thank Lysa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you can spend 2-3 hours easily while checking awsome art! Museum gift shop has great pieces as well.

Thank eekin1989
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds and the building are outstanding. Immerse yourself in the permanent collection or in one of the special exhibits. You will spend at least 2 hours admiring all types of art through the ages.

Thank fbello
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I are not 'Art' people but it is a very impressive place. Massive building with numerous exhibitions. Give yourself 2 to 3 hours minimum if you want to really check it out.

Thank TheFarkman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn't been here in almost a decade but felt drawn back again. The building itself is art work (although I hear it leaks) with incredible views of Parliament Hill, the US Embassy and Hull. The collection is broad and includes masters and Canadian standards....More

Thank kermit66
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Cheri K
21 December 2014|
Response from NGC-MBAC | Property representative |
Hi Cheri, So happy to hear that you enjoyed the Caravaggio exhibition. It was so incredible to have so many Caravaggios in one space and to see the influence he had on his followers. Our next big summer show is Alex... More