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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 240 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I did a quick 2 hour walk through. This is on par with other great galleries I have been to. I enjoyed the contemporary art and decorative items (furniture). Some great architecture and street sculptures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We went to the Musee des Beaux-Artes on a Saturday when it also happened to be raining, so it was very busy. Despite that, ticket lines moved fairly quickly and our museum passes covered the regular admission as well as admission to the featured Faberge exhibit. The permanent collection was quite exhaustive and definitely "shone" in the contemporary and design... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The museum itself is made of several buildings that are connected by underground tunnels. Each building is very beautiful in architectural design and it invites a passerby to uncover its secrets. I think it is free to visit if you are age 30 or less, otherwise the price is between 12 to 20 dollars. They will allow you to take... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Getting an annual VIP membership here is well worth the money as you will get a years worth of great exhibits! We love going her all through out the year!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Went to see Fabergé. Very well done. Good gift shop. Are on the way to the exhibit was very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Since we,like visiting fina rts we visitedthe museum and at this time they had a special exposition of Faberge. It was worth the visit. Incredible to see the jewelry and history of russia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

After visiting Ottawa, the last thing we wanted to do was to visit another museum. We are really glad to have visited the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. We paid extra to see the "Fabulous Faberge" collection. Without a doubt, this is a "MUST DO TICKET." 300 pieces of Gustav Faberge's artwork is displayed. What really makes this collection stand... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I am fond of guided tours and this one (tour guide, Susan) was great. Not only did we see 4 Faberge eggs, but we learned about them and the history of the designer, etc. and his connection to the Russian Royal family. This would have been enough, but we also got to see the rest of the museum! Lovely collections,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

We came for the Faberge exhibit but thoroughly enjoyed the street level art surrounding the museum. My favorite...the "ribbon trees" blowing in the wind and the Chihuly sculpture for which they are fundraising. I'm a museum gift shop geek and this one is just average. Lots of books, but the jewelry artists are just so-so. Wish we had more time...I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Loved everything about the museum. The exhibits were all excellent. There are different sections of the museum. It can take hours to view them all but it's worth the time.

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