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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
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Make known, promote and preserve Quebec art of all periods.

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Great day at the museum

Visited with our teens in late December and it was fabulous. Even the 13-year-old, who wasn't very excited about going, had a great time. Peaceful, interesting and beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
AFinnamore
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Moncton, Canada

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Moncton, Canada
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with our teens in late December and it was fabulous. Even the 13-year-old, who wasn't very excited about going, had a great time. Peaceful, interesting and beautiful.

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Edmonton, Canada
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47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Admittedly, not my first choice for thing s to do in the Old City, but it was raining REALLY hard that day. Anyway, a neatly-organized look at Quebec, her artistes and a snapshot of her history.

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Thank nez29
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. Reading your title "Surprising!", we are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.... event thought it was not your first choice ;-) Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec More 

Hesston, Kansas
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not as much to see as I'd expected, but what there was was nicely displayed and worth my time. Best collection of Inuit art I've seen. Glad to see the various cultures of Quebec highlighted.

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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

SusanIone, 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. Did you know the Inuit art collection is made up of 2,635 pieces, including more than 2,100 sculptures, from every region of Nunavut and of Nunavik? The 22 pieces on display in this space... More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the perfect museum to come in from the cold for 90 minutes. It isn't large and when we were there there were 4 fairly modestly sized exhibits plus a limited number of pieces on permanent display. It was very well done with the exception of poor lighting in one exhibit. The restaurant is outstanding. We visited on a... 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. 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 

Sarasota, Florida
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78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely coat check so that we could unload all of our winter outerware and enjoy the museum! Museum was well laid out. Exhibits were wonderful. We were there for about three hours

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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 your nice comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec :-) Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec More 

Litchfield, Maine
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a lovely way to spend a morning ( or a whole day, for that manner ). The museum is not enormous, and was not overcrowded. The paintings and other works on display were beautifully hung and lighted, and I delighted in walking, sitting and simply soaking in the art.

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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

william g, Thank you for your nice 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 we... More 

Toronto, Canada
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181 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

There's lots to see here at any time, but the current exhibition, A PRIVATE PASSION MODERN ART IN QUÉBEC FROM THE PIERRE LASSOED COLLECTION, is worth a special trip. Moving. We spent far more time at the Musee than planned. The Inuit carving section is impressive. There’s also a good cafe.

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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

Caanaadaa, Thank you for your nice comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and that you enjoyed the exhibition of Pierre Lassonde's collection. With an abundant sampling of work by the greatest practitioners of modern art in Québec, the Pierre Lassonde collection traces the lines of interest of a singular... More 

Dover, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The MNBAQ has an amazing national art collection in a wonderfully curated space. My family of artists enjoyed a rainy afternoon at the museum and plan to visit again when their expansion is complete next year. Access is easy, parking was plentiful, staff was great, and the coffee shop made for a nice break between wings.

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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

603SmithFamily, Thank you for your nice comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. We are welcoming you from June 2016, as our new pavilion will open! Le Musée will therefore continue to grow and finally be able to exhibit a significant percentage of our collections. Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community... More 

Quebec City, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Excellent food with fantistic view situated in the Museum on Plains of Abraham. Has outdoor terrace in Summer.

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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

Sandra T, Thank you for your nice comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and espacially enjoyed our new restaurant. Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec More 

New York
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

It was such a nice space to wander around on a really miserable day. Perfect misty views across the water from the upper windows and a great mix of really interesting art. Free wifi and coat check and really helpful staff.

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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

Sarah R, 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 free wifi :-) be sure to share on social media your pictures taken here! You can tag @mnbaq #mnbaq Marie-Hélène Raymond Web-content and community manager Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec More 

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