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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)

1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514-285-2000
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Ranked #9 of 242 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of Canada's most famous museums, this popular institution houses a wide collection of international contemporary and Canadian exhibits, and... more » Owner description: One of Canada's most famous museums, this popular institution houses a wide collection of international contemporary and Canadian exhibits, and straddles two buildings, the 1912 original and its 1991 across-the-street annex with underground galleries that connect the two sites. « less
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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Very excellent exhibitions. Nice displays. International artists.Rare works .Beautiful surroundings.

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Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I went to the Canadian art exhibition, the European exhibition, which now showcases the Napoleon collection, the Columbian and the African exhibitions. I really enjoyed the Canadian exhibitions, which showed artworks from different time period and from different groups of people in Canada. It was a great way to get to know the people and history. The exhibitions were not... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We only covered about half of the museum because of time constraints. All of the art is extremely well-presented in a very soothing atmosphere. Visitors can take advantage of three ways of seeing the collections: a tour guided by a docent, an audio tour or self guided wandering with the aid of a map. We chose the last. There were... More

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Smyrna
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Great special exhibit. Should have allotted more time. Food in museum restaurant was a bit overpriced and menu was challenging.

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Mississauga, Canada.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

muse des Baux Arts is a must visit in Montreal, They have wobderful short term exhibits; when we visited in September 2014 they had a special exhibit of Faberge eggs, Jewelry and other art pieces. a very special occasion..

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Didn't get to see the whole museum but the Faberge exhibit was excellent! So much to see and learn. Worth the trip and entrance fee.

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We went to see the Fabrege collection and were quite pleased with the whole experience. The Museum is easy to get to from the Metro --only a few blocks through an upscale business district and great neighborhood.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This is the gem in this city if you like fine art. We enjoyed their collection and the building is worth a picture. It was a bit crowded and would have liked them to time the entrants so everyone has a good time.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Tell them you're under 30 to get in for free. I was there 2 hours and only covered about a quarter. Loved it. Well set up. There's a free audio guide for the modern Canadian art section - it really enhanced my experience looking at that section.

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Covina, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This museum is fantastic! It is on both side of the street, Rue Sherbrooke, connected by an underground tunnel. The special exhibit of Faberge art, including four of the famous eggs, with fabulous! The exhibit was beautifully designed for maximum flow and well curated, with lots of good text describing both the Faberge workrooms and the Russian revolution. The juxtaposition... More

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