We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 33.27*
and up
Quebec City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
179 Grande Allee Ouest | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
+1 418-643-2150
Write a Review
Reviews (613)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 393 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Quebec's marvellous art gallery houses wonderful collections of old and modern Quebec art, Inuit and contemporary art. The gallery has four main buildings, or pavilions. The spectacular modern Pierre Lassonde pavilion houses contemporary and Inuit art and a great collection of 18th century paintings by...More

Thank beantony15
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth a visit.. great contemporary art and good temporary exhibits. I loved the lighting and the architecture. Great open spaces, two restaurants.. and outdoor hammocks!

Thank Catherine G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Phillipe Halsman photography exhibit was phenomenal, as well as the Canadian/Inuit art on the top floor. The gallery has a wide variety of art, and you can leisurely make your way through in just a few hours - it isn't overwhelmingly large or busy.

Thank Christian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is actually three buildings connected by an underground tunnel. The Halsman exhibit is well worth seeing, and the collection of contemporary Quebec art is very good. One of the buildings was formerly the Quebec jail, and the cells have been preserved. The exhibit...More

Thank dwt45
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wandered around each exhibit in the 2 hours I had, and loved the art and the spaces it is presented in.

Thank Vermonters4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Just" a good museum of fine arts. Many interesting collections, from classic to modern. The buildings themselves are worth special attention. Plan to spend at least half a day there. I was confused that the admission price is not published anywhere (we entered from the...More

Thank WickedWitchOfEast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we did not plan enough time to go through the whole museum, but what we saw was really neat! The different galleries had a range of themes, so there was a little something for everyone. Loved the contemporary art! Also, part of the museum...More

Thank TR667
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are museum junkies. We try to go to one a day. We went for the Broussard collection of Inuit art, at Beaux Artes ( Fine Arts ) What was shown about 100 pieces of 2,600 was exquisite. We wondered why so few are currently...More

Thank Lyn D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent half day in Quebec Art Museum. The museum has 3 major buildings, many things to see, and 2 restaurants to eat. The museum is focused on Quebec history and art. One of the building was an old jail, and the new contemporary building...More

Thank Jenny201110
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since the focus of this museum is art made by folks from Quebec, the collection seems a bit random. You'll not see any big names at this museum (unless you're really into Quebec's art history). The special exhibits were of 4 modern artists and one...More

Thank Marblehead750
Nearby Restaurants
450 reviews
.40 km away
Restaurant Le Graffiti
326 reviews
.20 km away
Petits Creux & Grands Crus
95 reviews
.25 km away
Bistro B
291 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Joan of Arc
309 reviews
.68 km away
Martello Towers
32 reviews
.57 km away
Grand Theatre de Quebec
26 reviews
.65 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
23 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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
10 January 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
Google Translation