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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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As featured in Montreal on a Budget and 1 other guide
Ranked #7 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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We went here on our last day in Montreal, in large part to escape the heat. It really is a beautiful museum! The rates are completely reasonable - only the special exhibit (in our case, Faberge) had an extra cost and it was only 12$ per person. The exhibit was well worth the money - everything was very beautifully set... More

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BC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Having just visited the National Art Gallery in Ottawa two days before, we found the Beaux-Arts Museum in Montreal a bit disappointing. We enjoyed some of the avant garde work, but the major collection was a bit thin.

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South Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went specifically to see the Faberge exhibit. Beautiful location and well worth the entry fee. The exhibit was incredible and beautifully displayed.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Walked to museum after dinner in the area and although it was closed, had a wonderful time just walking around outside and looking at the sculpture outside the museum, including the amazing Chihuly sculpture outside the main building. Hard to imagine an American museum displaying such a treasure OUTSIDE the museum for all to see even when the museum is... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Museum of Fine Arts is diverse it its display of art. There is a section dedicated to the artists of Canada. Three buildings offer the art enthusiast many things to see.

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Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Was very disappointed that there wasn't a free portion at all. I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and have visited Houston, etc etc ... we only have to pay for special exhibits, not the permanent exhibits. Also the entrance of the museum is NOT clearly marked. The entrance is on the OPPOSITE side of the street. Duh. Feeling stupid.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

For about $60, 2 adults and 1 person under 31 got to view the Faberage exhibit. It was well worth it and they let me take non-flash pictures. Other than the exhibit we viewed the contemporary art section. I would like to go back when I have more time as you could spend hours in there. We went when they... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Faberge collection was beautiful. Detailed with lovely items for sale for the jewelry and history enthusiast.

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Central, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a nicely laid out museum in two main buildings located across the street from each other. The buidlings are connected via an underground walkway. The collection has a nice mix of classic and conteporary art and was hosting a Faberge exhibit which required an additional fee.

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Greenwich, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Saw the Faberge exhibit which was great as well as explored this interesting museum that is of reasonable size. Located downtown and great on a rainy day when visiting in the summer.

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