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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

179 Grande Allee Ouest | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
+1 418-643-2150
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The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is located on the Plains of Abraham. Its four pavilions house a collection of over 38,000 works dating from the 17th century to present day. On top of world-class exhibitions and cultural activities, visitors can also enjoy the restaurant, café and gift shop.
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179 Grande Allee Ouest | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
+1 418-643-2150
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Reviewed August 30, 2016

Interesting buildings, one of which was completed only two months ago. But there is not enough art and too many empty cavernous spaces. The top floor of the original building ha san interesting display of changes to Quebec art from its early days to the...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2016

Not a great fan of modern art but there was much to enjoy in the museum. The Inuit art and informative headphone videos and explanations of Indian life were helpful.

Thank Cruisevacations
Reviewed August 26, 2016

Some interesting are, for the most part in a beautiful newer, modern building. If you go to the restaurant from the park side (not the one off the main street entrance), be prepared for a long meal, as it can be a very, very busy...More

Thank Allan H
Reviewed August 26, 2016

If you want to understand a bit more as to how the Quebecois think and approach the World then this is a good place to come. The exhibits and the new galleries do challenge those with a more "anglo" perspective as to what art is...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2016

We spent the better part of an entire day wandering the halls and buildings of the museum. The newest building housing modern art just opened this spring time and the building itself is a work of art. There is something for everyone at this museum,...More

Thank 779ron
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Unless you're into modern art I'd skip this museum. I estimate 90% of the exhibits were modern or contemporary art, not what I expected.

1  Thank Joe K
Reviewed August 22, 2016 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.

1  Thank robertSaltLakeCity
Reviewed August 18, 2016

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.

Reviewed August 17, 2016 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...More

Thank SileandAl
Reviewed August 16, 2016

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...More

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October 22, 2016|
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Response from turtleinfalmouth | Reviewed this property |
I know the area very well. There is a large parking lot adjacent to the Museum, on its East side. It is not free, but rates are reasonable. There is also plenty of metered parking along the street, just West of the Museum... More
Margaret K
January 9, 2015|
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Response from Musée national ... b | Property representative |
Hello, the MNBAQ is open all year 'round, that is true. Our visiting hours in October are Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday) from 10 am to 5 pm. We are open on Wednesday nights until 9pm (and it's half-price!) Adults $ 18... More
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