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)
Book In Advance
More Info
US$33.92*
and up
Quebec City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #18 of 220 things to do in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is a must-see while in Quebec City. A nice selection of Canadian art here. The buildings are very nice and an addition is underway. Part of the museum was once the old jail. Worth the price of admission. I visited on a Saturday when the weather was quite nice and almost had the place to myself!

Thank David E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (646)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

286 - 290 of 646 reviews

Reviewed 5 July 2014

The museum has great exhibition by Canadian artists. We went there because we heard they had Matisse on exhibition, however we were greatly disappointed to only see 5 paintings by the great artist. Most of the museum is dedicated to the work of Canadian artists; Riopelle, Lyman,Morrice, Leduc and Lemieux. It's still worth the visit, you learn a lot about their work and hoe Matisse influenced their paintings. It's an extensive work and well organized and detailed.

Thank mosaferNY
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We just spent a few hours at this museum, and we enjoyed it. The location is lovely, though a bit out of the way. Not as large as many other art museums, like the MFA in our hometown of Boston, but quite nice and it was really quiet on Canada Day. Worth a visit for sure.

Thank RinfromMA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 June 2014

I love art galleries in general, my kids particularly loved the hands on program. The art they created made a wonderful souvenir. I love how facilitators helped them to think like artists and their perspective. I think they gained a better appreciation for the art they saw in the gallery. Recommended.

1  Thank HelensTrips
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 June 2014

I don't know why this is advertised as free, since we paid $30 dollars for the three of us, but the visit was well worth it. Some of the galleries featured mainly automatism and abstract works, which didn't appeal to us, but there were still numerous galleries filled with interesting pieces. The Morrice/ Lyman/ Matisse exhibit was wonderful, and the exhibit on conceptual art was also quite interesting. Most impressive was the exquisite design and layout of each exhibit. The building is simply beautiful, and there were many helpful signs (French and English) as well as many benches and chairs. It was also nice to be in an air conditioned building for a few hours on a hot day :)

1  Thank Jessie B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) also viewed

 

Been to Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing