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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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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Great permanent exhibit

Very good permanent collection. Excellent photo exhibits. We visit every time we visit Quebec and our favorite exhibit to date was the travelling Botero exhibit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very good permanent collection. Excellent photo exhibits. We visit every time we visit Quebec and our favorite exhibit to date was the travelling Botero exhibit.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Impressive, beautiful structure. You can see it used to be a jail because there are gated cells on the 2nd floor. I liked the Inuit sculpture exposition and the Riopelle works the best.

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Toronto
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We actually stopped in to use the restroom (ashamed to say!) but were drawn in by the Western Artists and the Allure of Japan. They had visiting artists from Japan showing their process in creating impressionist works, and it was fascinating. This museum is truly a gem and I wish we had more time to explore. Something to visit upon... More 

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Monhegan
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The building is not large. The special exhibit from the Boston MFA was fabulous. It's not a large exhibit but beautifully curated. The rest of the museum can be seen quickly Please skip the snack bar which had a good but limited menu served in a jail like atmosphere. The area near the cafe looked like cells for kids to... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a beautiful museum with works of art that are tastefully and logically arranged. I personally like to pick a few areas for any single visit rather than cover a large art museum just to see everything. Staff were helpful, the featured artists were captivating. I felt like I could appreciate Canadian artists better after my 3-hour ramble through... More 

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Perth, Australia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Fabulous world class exhibition about Japan and Impressionism. We also enjoyed the installation in the dark room and the historic collections. Please put more folk art on display!!! The shop is uninspiring.

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Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Half of this museum is dedicated to Canadian artists which tends to weigh heavier on modern art and abstracts. The Bryan Adams exhibit left in mid June, which was a disappointment. The other wing focused on the Japanese influence and not only were there remarkable pieces by Japanese artists, but Van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Pissarro and many other impressionists, who... More 

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Wolfville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was a wonderful musee (open on Monday's when many other museums and attractions are closed), and we went on a very rainy day when there were not many people around. The building is made up of several parts, when you enter it is light and airy, and you move to another part that is in a former prison (and... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We liked the showcase of Canadian art and the four main modern artists. We also so the Bryan Adams photography exhibit which was very interesting. We walked to the museum through the park and wished there had been better signs to lead us more directly to the musuem.

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Limerick, Ireland
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The musee is about 10-15 minute walk from the old town walls. Its €18 for an adult which is more expensive than its equivalent in montreal but I thought it was better quality and worth the price. I was about 2.5 hrs going through it on a rainy day. The exhibitions of four 20th century canadian artists was excellent (Bryan... More 

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Musée national ... b, Web-content and community manager 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. The admission fee is actually 18$can (so approximatly 13 Euros. If you enjoyed learning about Quebec and Canadian artists, it is mission accomplish for us! ;-) Best regards, Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée... More 

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Additional Information about Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

Address: 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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