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“A 'Must See'”

National Gallery of Canada
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Owner description: Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada) holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photos.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
Bangkok, Thailand
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“A 'Must See'”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

The collections offer something for everyone and the architecture is superb. Grand Hall is under renovation, but this does not deminish the experience.

Visited June 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
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“Great for art lovers”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Great premanent collection and interesting exhibitions. The shop has interesting items for gifts. The restaurants have a nice view (one of them is closed now because of construction), but the service is not good at all. Go for the art, and enjoy!

Visited May 2013
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“Great museum!”
Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

My mom and I spent hours in the museum watch all those wonderful paintings! It really is a treat for the eyes and its a great way to understand art better with its numerous rooms and selection (international, canadian, contemporary, sculptures, etc).

Visited February 2013
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Hollywood, Florida
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“Stellar museum”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

This museum is world class and the bldg itself is a work of art.
The permanent collection is fantastic and they often have terrific special shows. It ranks with any museum you will find worldwide.
It is a little expensive for special events.

Visited June 2013
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Ottawa
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“Sakahan indigenous art”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We attended the special exhibit on Indigenous art today and found it disappointing. So much of it has to do with the exploitation of the indigenous peoples. There are 2 beautiful artworks by women that offer a heartening view: these include the beadwork piece, and the blanket display. If you attend, please view the National Gallery's permanent collection as it has many beautiful works of art.

Visited June 2013
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