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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
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Visit the New Pavillion-Book lunch if eating on terrace

A fine mix of old and new structures, especially the new building with great architecture and a fine modern/Inuit collection.I suggest a longer planned visit with a lunch booked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Montreal, Canada
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salt lake city
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely spaces with good natural light and extensive exhibits. A preponderance of trendy, contemporary exhibits with only a few rooms devoted to art of Quebec through time. Inuit exhibit is fabulous.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fine mix of old and new structures, especially the new building with great architecture and a fine modern/Inuit collection.I suggest a longer planned visit with a lunch booked on the terrace overlooking the river. Well worth your time.

Oak Hill, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The new building has a terrific collection of Inuit art, as well Asian-blowing, large-scale art installations. The sculpture in the tower of the modern art building is amazing. Definitely plan to have lunch in the gastronomic restaurant. Fixed-price 3-course lunch for $22. Very fresh and beautifully presented.

Thank SileandAl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a personal tour guide for my husband and I (since I needed English) and he made our visit so much better! Julian (shout out to Julian!) explained the architecture, the experimental new aspects of the design, and quirky anecdotes about selected pieces. There is no way we could have studied ever piece; cultural overload! By having the guided... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The new building is really well designed and worth a trip on its own. A number of the Quebec artists are interesting in the dialogue they create with better known American and European artists. Several (esp. Ripolle) create a uniquely Canadian vision. There is a cafe and several small restaurants within the three museum complex. All three museums overlook the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a day to enjoy. Tours in English give a nice overview. While contemporary art may not be for everyone, this building shows it well. The entrance is modern when walking in from Grand Allee...and is a great contrast to Old Quebec. The entire collection is a nice mix, including the art featured in the "old Jail". Book store... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The newer Pierre Lassonde Pavilion is wonderful. The elevator is sculpture. Jean Paul Lemieux was a insight to the variety a single person can produce throughout a lifetime. We grabbed a print in the bookstore as a memento. The Riopelle exhibit is simply stunning. I have seen Pollocks in NYC and Riopelle is superior. Our Nine year old was bored... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

SInce my interests in art flow in different directions than that housed here, I will merely add that the docent was friendly and well trained. Our tour group had lunch here, which was served well by a reasonable number of waiters but drinks were very slow in coming. There is an inside and al fresco set of tables where the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three art museums in one, modern, contemporary, and historical. Nice balance between active and passive viewing experience. Some of the art was not to my taste but others, "Inuit" and "Installations" as examples, we're fabulous. Added bonus to walk through the old jail cells.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit here on a slightly more overcast and rainy day. Fro our guidebook we thought it was free but quickly found out it wasn't, however we decided to go ahead anyway. The collection is quite good but I think we enjoyed the galeries in Montreal better. However there were some very interesting exhibits, mainly in the contemporary... More 

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