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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“canadian art” (171 reviews)
“van gogh” (78 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
Byward Market Area
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+1 613-990-1985
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US$29 per adult
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"canadian art"
in 171 reviews
"contemporary art"
in 78 reviews
"van gogh"
in 78 reviews
"permanent collection"
in 77 reviews
"alex colville"
in 62 reviews
"art lovers"
in 54 reviews
"rideau chapel"
in 54 reviews
"le brun"
in 46 reviews
"love art"
in 23 reviews
"giant spider"
in 29 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 116 reviews
"works of art"
in 28 reviews
"audio guide"
in 31 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 73 reviews
"great collection"
in 42 reviews
"on display"
in 71 reviews
"first nations"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots to see. Building is magnificent. Great paintings. Well worth the visit. Should not be missed. Saw an exhibit from Denmark. Well done.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed the contemporary art collection, Indigenous art and the European collection. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Andrea K
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Reviewed yesterday

I loved this museum. I stayed 6 hours and only left because it was closing time. If you love and appreciate art, this is the place for you. I loved seeing originals done by famous artists in history. If you have small children, this may...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Parking is only $14 for the day, but don't take a tall vehicle. Our Ford F-150 just made it! You can easily spend two days or more here, like any good gallery. It is central, you can leave and come back (take advantage of your...More

Thank Monctonmomof3
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the country’s best and it shows it. Remarkable collections, well presented. Give it the time it deserves. At least three hours for the main floor. Never got to the second! Decent cafe but not spectacular. Parking in basement.

Thank Lawrence2300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Big for no reason. Group of Seven collection sorely lacking in good pieces.Terrible photography collection.Go to the AGO in Toronto instead.

Thank neoplop
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The National Gallery of Canada impressed me a lot. As a non Canadian I didn’t know absolutely anything about Canadian or American art. It was really fascinating to see all that pictures. I especially liked modern Canadian art and Group of Seven. At the time...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The National Gallery is well worth the visit. The architecture and collection combine for a memorable experience. While the signage is poor, following a bit of trial and error, patrons can eventually find adjacent galleries, washrooms and the exit.

1  Thank Peter K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We saw the Impressionist exhibition and enjoyed it very much. Reasonable price, lovely art and pleasant environment.

Thank Pamela F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Situated along Sussex Drive, The National Art Gallery of Canada promotes the best of Canadian artwork as well as traveling exhibits from around the world. My recent visit included stops in the Canadian Gallery where the always beautiful works of Lawren Harris and other notable...More

1  Thank Stirling B
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Cheri K
December 21, 2014|
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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
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