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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

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Neighbourhood: Montcalm
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Address: Parc des Champs-de-Bataille | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
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+1 418-643-2150
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Make known, promote and preserve Quebec art of all periods.

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Excellent art museum

This is an excellent art museum/gallery. I was very impressed with the facilities (under some renovations, but it didn't detract) and with the amount and quality of the displays... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This is an excellent art museum/gallery. I was very impressed with the facilities (under some renovations, but it didn't detract) and with the amount and quality of the displays. Superb. The old jail cells were also very interesting and made for an excellent display in their own right. There is also a restaurant and café available, so you can take... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

This museum is spread between two buildings of which one has old prison cells. It is currently under renovations so not all the areas were accessible but we spent 4 hours exploring what was open. There are 4 separate exhibits dedicated to modern Quebec artists including my favourite, Lemieux. The main hall has a history of Quebec art and the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We visited the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec while in Quebec City. It is a large museum, separated into two areas - modern art and traditional art. We enjoyed both sections. The modern art was quirky & sometimes humorous. The traditional art was very beautiful. As it was early spring, we had the place almost to ourselves so that... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This is a classy and quiet museum. Between admissions and parking, it turns out pretty expensive for the extent of the collection on show. 90 minutes and you are done (and I'm not that fast in museums).

Thank Michel1961
Seymour, Tennessee
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Very large museum of art. We were privileged to see several Monet, Van Gogh, Mary Cassatt and Renoir paintings. Unbelievable they allowed photographs! My 15 year old was so excited, as she plans to study art.

2 Thank Jenmacphee44
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Very nice, but not a "must-see". Not for little ones. Lots of modern art which is not to my taste but might appeal to others.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This museum of art is housed in three beautiful old biuldings that have been wonderfully restored. The architecture is stunning and the collections beautiful.I loved the Private Passion exhibit.

Thank DedeDuchess
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

A large variety of works. The audio tour was very helpful. The private collection on display was quite lovely. The museum was my teenaged daughter's favorite part of our trip.

1 Thank Kelly H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Quite a walk to see it, but worth it. There is also a pretty fountain in the front / street area. We took a walking tour and got some good information about the sights.

Thank Robin B
Bedminster, New Jersey
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

A great selection of pieces with rich history. Beautifully curated exhibits in a beautiful space. The museum cafe even had delicious macarons!

Thank Whitney E

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