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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

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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...more
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179 Grande Allee Ouest | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We do not like contemporary art and were disappointed that the historical art building was closed for renovations. The remainder of the museum was all contemporary art. However, the Inuit exhibit is a must see. Very profound. We then visited the Inuit gallery (down St....More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. You'll have to come back for the reopening of the Gérard-Morisset pavillion, november 15th.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was an awesome museum and I really enjoyed my visit. My friends and I like art but we don’t have the sort of stamina that allows “real” art-lovers to spend 3 or 4 hours looking through galleries. Even so, we got to see a...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed with our visit to this lovely gem. The art is spread through 4 buildings including a new modern wing and the old city jail. Good restaurants, a great gift shop, and some wonderful art from Canadian artists we had never heard...More

Thank Mike B
Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your nice comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well done exhibits featuring Canadian artists. The special retrospective of Marcel Barbeau’s career long work was wonderful. I also really enjoyed seeing a selection of each of four artists who have been influential in the evolution of modern art in Canada. Especially meaningful is the...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your nice comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We love art galleries, and the buildings and the setting of the Musee des beaux-arts are great. The exhibitions were definitely not our thing though. We liked the work of J.P. Lemille. Two exhibition areas were closed, and we'd just missed a showing of an...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comment. We are sorry that you did not appreciate your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec as much as we tought you would. You'll have to come back for the reopening of the Gérard-Morisset pavillion, november 15th.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a splendid lunch in the cafe and then had to wait on a terrible long line for the Impressionist show. The rest of the museum is decidedly contemporary and the new building is interesting architecturally. They need to manage their special exhibitions better....More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Unfortunately, because of the valuable and fragile paintings, we had to restrain access to the Berthe Morisot exhibition.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful building with nice displays of modern art. Bathrooms on every floor. Plenty of seating. We were disappointed that some exhibits were closed, but that’s life. Helpful staff called a taxi for us.

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. You'll have to come back for the reopening of the Gérard-Morisset pavillion, november 15th.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning architecture , gardens, exhibits and comfy resting areas with great views. Great little cafe and the museum is easily accessed by walkers and wheelchairs. There are four pavilions. Beautiful view of fall foliage when in season and Plains of Abraham from the main pavillion....More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your nice comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though a few exhibits were closed I still spent 5 hours here. The art was a good variety of modern styles ...all very dreamy and surreal. Excellent exhibition of Inuit Art.Nice food options. Great gift shop. All staff spoke English and were very helpful....More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice comment! We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. You'll have to come back when the Gérard-Morisset pavillion will re-open, November 15th.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very extensive museum, covering several different connected buildings. The buildings themselves were architecturally interesting. An especially fascinating Inuit art exhibit. Also one building includes an old city jail, complete with cells. Several restaurants in site. Lots of places to sit. The Windows often frame street...More

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

Thank you for your nice comment! We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. We hope to see you soon!

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lovethatbark
October 22, 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
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Margaret K
January 9, 2015|
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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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