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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 1 week ago

We went to see RIopelle-Mitchell exhibition: big paintings - dialog between colors, shapes, brush strokes. A love story that lasted 25 years between a Canadian hunter and an American nature lover. The exhibit is over but there is a lot more to see!!!

Thank Sylvie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I re-visited this museum after 10 years and the experience has change. I found it quite small compared to other museums I have visited. The collection was not the best either.

Thank Patrickluna
Reviewed 1 week ago

We especially enjoyed the top floor exhibits in the new Contemporary pavilion -- one on Design and the other on Inuit Art. Some of the other "art" was not exactly our cup of tea. Interesting how they converted old prison to the Modern exhibit building.

Thank acedaughter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Mitchell/Riopelle exhibit very much, and the contemporary exhibit as well. The price for a family of 5 is steep though, as they don't have a family discount. The cost seemed especially high as 1/3 of the museum is presently under renovation and...More

Thank casadeboys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured the Modern, Contemporary and Inuit Art collectuions; the pre-20th century art was unavailable for viewing as the building housing it was a closed for renovations. We were impressed with the building housing the modern Québec art collection; it is a converted prison. We...More

Thank KennethPaulsen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is usually closed on Mondays, but because it was New Years Day, it was open. Our hotel concierge had trouble determining this because almost all other museums in Quebec were closed on the holiday. Anyway, the buildings are works of art in themselves....More

Thank Lynne K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This art gallery has multiple branches, each unique, and connected underground making it easy to walk between them. The contemporary gallery is in a contemporary building, modern in a modern one and historical in an old building. This creates a beautiful setting for a well...More

Thank Benvoa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A definite focus on French and Canadian (Quebecois) artists with outstanding display areas and a wonderful atmosphere. Not to be missed is the display of native Inuit art and carvings that do an amazing job of helping to appreciate their culture. The whale bone sculptures...More

Thank Sandy and Mark E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are not fans of modern or contemporary art and those were the only exhibitions on display. The historical art building was closed when we were here. If you are not a fan of modern or contemporary art then do not come here. Wish we...More

1  Thank trvlbug99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec with my wife, and we enjoyed an interesting 'Ripolle' exhibit as well as a very good lunch at the museum's cafe. This may be the best way to beat the cold on a winter day in...More

Thank MontrealMan49
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22 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
9 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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