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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

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Address: Parc des Champs-de-Bataille | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 418-643-2150
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Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Make known, promote and preserve Quebec art of all periods.

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We were very impressed with the art work in this museum. We took the tour and got more out of it rather than explore on our own. Worth seeing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We were very impressed with the art work in this museum. We took the tour and got more out of it rather than explore on our own. Worth seeing.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth seeing to get a confirmation of how Quebec centered the collection is. For the most part, the collection is made up of Canadian and Quebec artists. When we visited, there was a special exhibit online from Boston focusing on Japanese art. Since so few people were in the museum, I was able to look closely and spend a... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Spent a morning here and found it fascinating. Bit of an odd layout but a very good gallery and facility that peaks your interest in diverse Canadian art and artists. We particularly enjoyed the allure of Japan exhibit - beautifully curated. A good stop on the Plains of Abraham.....

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Excellent destination for a walking tour thru Upper Town Quebec City. Very nice two-wing museum for lovers of Canadian modern art. Also a few historic exhibits. Nice restaurant area with outdoor seating overlooking a beautiful landscaped field.

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Musée national ... b, Édimestre et gestionnaire de communauté at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Dear Gillian, Thank you so much for taking time to write such a nice comment. It is very much appreciated. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the museum and that you discovered a part our collection. Isn't the Restaurant's terrace so beautiful?! ;-) Best regards, Marie-Hélène Raymond, Web content and community manager More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

High caliber, seriously lovely art well curated and exhibited. Larger than we expected, so allow plenty of time to explore your interests. We appreciated a free tour with a knowledgeable docent. Handy cafe as well good for lunch or a pick-me-up.

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Musée national ... b, Édimestre et gestionnaire de communauté at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write such a nice comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and enjoyed our exhibitions. Best regards, Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec More 

Milwaukee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was on our list of must-dos for Quebec City, and it was a great experience. We walked there from the upper town, which is very pleasant. It has a selection of older masters and also more modern art, but what I liked best was the focus on Quebec artists. This ranged from Inuit art, to galleries dedicated each to... More 

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Musée national ... b, Édimestre et gestionnaire de communauté at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write such a nice comment. "First class museum", wow! :-) We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Best regards, Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec More 

Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

very good collection of quebecois art. terrific exhibit on now bringing together impressionism and japanese art - very interesting. nice building - a bit away from the tourist areas on grand allee.

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Musée national ... b, Édimestre et gestionnaire de communauté at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and enjoyed our permanent and temporary exhibitions. It is true we are a few steps away from the Old City... But you got to admit the walk to our museum is quite beautiful in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was a fantastic museum I almost missed since my 2 travel guides gave it a mediocre rating. But our hotel host highly recommended it and he was right. There were interesting temporary and permanent exhibitions of excellent quality in the original building and the former jail annex, superbly designed and installed, and the new addition which is under construction... More 

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Musée national ... b, Édimestre et gestionnaire de communauté at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and that you gaved it a try! ;-) How sad your travel guides did not recommand our museum... Well, like every attractions in a city, we tend to change and evolve (positively, we hope!) :-)... More 

Westwood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

lovely museum of fine arts highlighting Quebecois talents. The art is a good survey of the history of painting in Quebec and it's in several buildings. Quite nice overall. Would have liked to see more female artists represented but that's a problem with museums in general. Overall some nice pieces by artists you might not have heard of.

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Musée national ... b, Édimestre et gestionnaire de communauté at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. As you probably noticed, we are curently expanding. We began construction of a new pavilion in order to continue to grow and finally be able to exhibit a significant percentage of our collections. For sure... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Excellent permanent exhibition, unique in Canada. The Bryan Adams exhibition livened it up for the children.

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Musée national ... b, Édimestre et gestionnaire de communauté at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this nice comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and that you enjoyed the Bryan Adams' exhibition. It is unfortunatly over now, but the Musée is still always showing Québec's art and other special exhibitions. www.mnbaq.org Best regards, Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community... More 

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Address: Parc des Champs-de-Bataille | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 418-643-2150
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Montcalm
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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