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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)

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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...more
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179 Grande Allee Ouest | 1 ave. Wolfe-Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My teenage daughter and I spent hours here the other day, it was her first art gallery and she loved it. Discovering that part of the gallery was once the Québec City jail only added to the experience, especially when we came across a former...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your nice comment! We are glad that you appreciated your experience to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss this art museum. Three large galleries comprise: Charles Bailliarge Pavillion is a converted prison featuring four celebrated Quebec artists from the 20th century: Alfred Pellan, Jean Paul Lemieux, Jean-Paul Riopelle, and Fernand Leduc. A special temporary exhibit curated from collections worldwide of...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your nice comment! We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to walk to this beautiful gallery along the plains of Abraham . Good decision as these plains are beautiful laid out gardens with lots of paths and beds of flowers and plants . Went to see the enormous collection of indigenous art but found...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking time to write this comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Musee national des beaux-arts seems to fly somewhat under the radar, but to me it's the best museum in town. The 4 buildings it comprises are very different from one another - one is a re-purposed brick prison, another is a 2016 all-glass cube...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful multi building art gallery just off the Plains of Abraham. They are a mix of new and old building all connected underground. A wrist band provides you access to all building. There is a great collection of design objects from Canada...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your nice comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful 4 building complex between the Grande Alee and the Plains of Abraham Park. We went specifically to see the Berthe Morisot exhibition, WOW. Her paintings loaned from all over the world illustrated her life story beautifully. We were blown away by...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your nice comment! We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This bright, modern, inviting museum was the perfect topper to our meandering, scenic, “toasty” walk past the Citadel and along the water. We started with a Saturday brunch… The complementary vegan juice cleanse was a special surprise. The rose’ and cheese board We’re just the...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice comment! We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The new Lassonde building of the Musee is definitely worth a visit. We saw an excellent temporary exhibition Made By Hand and the installation of contemporary Quebec art is extremely well done and informative. We ended up spending the entire day at the Musee as...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking time to write a comment. We are glad that you appreciated your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Any art museum willing to dedicate this much space to modern art (or contemporary art) is largely an insult to the public. Hang a "onesie" from the ceiling with breasts and pubic hair displayed in a juvenile manner - and call it art. Paint a...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We are sorry that you did not appreciate your visit to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec as much as we thought you would.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A superb large gallery, it fills three buildings, one of which is an old prison (fascinating unto itself). At the time of my visit, the older part of the gallery was closed, meaning many of the exhibits were not available. However, the modern art and...More

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Musée national ... b, Annie Brisson-Proulx, Web-content and community manager at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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. We want you to know that we are putting a lot of efforts to be a more inclusive museum. During...More

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lovethatbark
23 October 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
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Margaret K
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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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