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National Gallery of Canada

Opens in 30 min: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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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.
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380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-990-1985
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a resident of Ottawa, my girlfriend and I were fortunate enough to visit many of the major attractions at the local museums whenever they came to town. Inside the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), you will find stunning architecture and a vast openness that...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 2010SSRS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the opportunity to visit this gallery alone (without kids) and no wonder I had an amazing time. I’m a lover of renaissance art and this place holds a very large collection of it. I LOVED IT. I’ve seen Metropolitan Museum of Arts in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SamreenAhsanCanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent approximately 3 hours at the gallery and could have easily spent more time enjoying the art. I was able to visit 5 museums in Ottawa and the National Gallery was the most enjoyable. You can purchase a passport for $35.00 which allows you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to see ,do and learn . Beautiful art gallery!! Spend the whole day exploring artists. Coffee shop Gift shop Beautiful views

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Athropocene exhibit, and the Canadian art...all very good...need to make it to the 2nd floor next time!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

See this special exhibit. It is great and important. Dramatic photos and videos demonstrating man's impact on the natural environment.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NickKetchum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went particularly to see the exhibit it on man's impact on the earth. It was stunning! I would suggest ear protection for the security personnel in certain areas. We also enjoyed the indigenous art. It was Interesting that it was located in the center...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Gallery of Canada architecture is a piece of art itself, well worth a visit even if you are not one of the art gallery visiting types. That said, the art on display in the gallery is a great collection of Canadian art -...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kair705
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Canada’s home for the fine arts. Mostly painting. We were there most recently for an Impressionist exhibit on loan from museum in Copenhagan. That in itself was worth it. But this is.a Gallery of world art where you will find great art from every age...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BrianCayenne
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The National Gallery has different areas for example, early Canadian art, the old Rideau street Chapel rebuilds piece by piece. There are often paintings borrowed from different countries to view.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Young Y
30 January 2016|
Response from NGC-MBAC | Property representative |
Hi, That's a great question. The Canadian and Indigenous Galleries provide the ideal setting to tell a more complete story of artmaking in this land, which dates back thousands of years. We worked closely with partner... More
Cheri K
22 December 2014|
Response from NGC-MBAC | Property representative |
Hi Cheri, So happy to hear that you enjoyed the Caravaggio exhibition. It was so incredible to have so many Caravaggios in one space and to see the influence he had on his followers. Our next big summer show is Alex... More