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Musee National des Beaux Arts

Parc des Champs-de-Bataille | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
418 643 2150
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As featured in Quebec City for free
Ranked #19 of 144 Attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: This art museum emphasizes works by artists native to Quebec but also includes touring international exhibitions.
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I liked the variety in the art collection most of the works were contemporary and how the historic building that was once a jail is now an art gallery while still keeping the original jail cells in place. Having a cafe on the ground floor as you come in is quite inviting.

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Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The first time I went to Quebec City we didn't go to the museum because we thought it would be $18 which is a bit steep for budget travelers. This time we discovered it's only $10 if you're under 30! The museum itself is gorgeous, some of it used to be an old jail. I was absolutely exhausted by the... More

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Upstate New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

2 Canadian artist disciples of Matisse. Unfortunately, ends Sept 7. Other collections - in particular some excellent inuit carvings and works of Canadian artists in the permanent collection. Cafe looked pricy with substantial lunch entrees.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Musee des Beaux Arts in Quebec City, for this citizen of the US, was a real revelation. First, it is housed in three discarded buildings, one of which was formerly a prison. I felt that the renovation was masterful -- the galleries I saw are not huge, but preserve a sense of intimacy. Some of the old cells are... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a fantastic art museum with a wonderful collection. An especially good place to learn more about the history of different artists in Quebec. A lovely setting in the park.

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Barton, Vermont
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went everyday we were in Quebec. The Lyman and Morrice in the Company of Matisse exhibit was a revelation! The Inuit art display was small but beautiful.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Worth the price of admission the museums collection stands up to much larger European museums. There is a good range and quantity and it highlights memorable Quebecois artists.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The building is beautiful, but we were a little disappointed in the collection here. For a city of Quebec's size, we thought it was limited.

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baltimore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This museum has beautiful works by Canadian artists. In addition, the building and grounds are quite nice.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Mixture of modern and older buildings makes it somewhat confounding to tour--especially the older part where every room, including what seems like oversized closets are utilized. Collection is first rate coverage of Quebec art, old and new. Traveling exhibitions are interesting to fascinating.

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