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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 #10 of 241 attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Wonderful exhibit. I have always been a fan of the Faberge Eggs, and on our visit to Montreal we were lucky that they were showing them. We didn't have time to view other rooms, but definitely will go back.

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Plano, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went on a Sunday, so the museum was quite busy. The Faberge exhibit was very crowded which would have been OK if there was some kind of organization. The first exhibit is small pendant eggs. They are on an oval table so there is no beginning or end of a line. Everyone is just constantly pushing and shoving into... More

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We travelled to Montréal in large part to see the Fabergé exhibit. It was fabulous! We had seen a few Fabergé eggs at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC and were thrilled to have the opportunity to see more, plus the other exceptional objects in this exhibit. The permanent exhibits that we saw were also very interesting. We indulged in lunch... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A beautiful museum, with a few gems, but I would not say world-class overall. If you are an art lover it is worth a couple of hours during your stay in Montreal.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We didn't have a lot of time, so my sister and I skipped the Faberge exhibit to just see the permanent collection. This cost $12 as we are over 30 (about what teens pay for the Seattle Art Museum in my hometown, so still pretty reasonable). The art is spread between interconnected buildings, so be prepared to do some walking.... More

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you plan to visit multiple museums in Montreal, consider getting the museum pass with the transit option. It is $80 and well worth it. The museum is a terrific place to start any trip to the city. We saw the Faberge exhibit and then ventured through the modern section in the basement and worked our way up. There is... More

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Harrisburg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Wonderful exhibit of Faberge eggs. Also great Dale Chihuly glass sculpture out front on the street. Wondering what they do with it in the winter. Oh, and fabulous Tiffany stained glass.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Viewed both the Faberge exhibit (fantastic) and the permanent collection - housed in multiple interconnected buildings. Wonderful review of all of the genres from impressionist to tribal art to contemporary. A lovely museum definitely worth a visit. I believe the museum is free but the special exhibition is $12.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It was a rainy day so we got the bus to the Montreal Museum of fine arts, for a $12 fee you get access into four museums it took us the best part of 3 hours to go around but allow for more time, there is also art outside as well.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I have seen Faberge eggs in other museums, including the Armory in the Kremlin. This exhibit of eggs was small, but the other Faberge artifacts are really the heart of the exhibit. Makes it all worthwhile. But there is more, a whole lot more. The museum is spread over 4-5 buildings, linked underground for easy access. Galleries that were unusual... More

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