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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal

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Immerse yourself in an encyclopedic collection of culture at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, one of Canada’s most prominent art museums. Spread across four sprawling pavilions, the museum plays host to a diverse archive of international artists, Canadian and Quebec art, world cultures and decorative design expressed through a plethora of creative mediums. Founded in 1860, the collection has grown to over 41,000 works, ranging from antiquity to contemporary art and design. Take your time to explore the rich variety of works on display, and be sure not miss the impressive Tiffany stained glass windows, opened in 2011 as part of a 444-seat concert venue. Make The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts part of your personalized Montreal itinerary using our Montreal family vacation planner.
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  • The museum is reasonably sized with few floors in few different building connected with an underground passage. It is free for the under 30s and 15 dollar for over 30s, specially exhibitions cost more...  more »
  • After visiting the Chagall exhibit we went to see the menu of the restaurant. Original, surprising, and at reasonable price. Really delicious in an airy, modern décor with courteous and efficient service.
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  • No surprise this is the number one museum in Montreal. Even opting for the basic pass was more than enough for my visit with the multiple buildings involved. Particularly enjoyed the Quebec and Canadi...  more »
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  • I loved this museum. There's something for everyone. Be prepared to spend at least 3 hours if you are visiting everything. The fact that you travel underground and don't realize you are on the other side of the street is architectural genius to me.
  • i love fine arts and i love this place! always get a giggle stopping by the grenade drawer sculpture. i mean, bruno mars!!! there's always some interesting exhibits going on and the permanent ones are still interesting enough to look at once in a while as you might see something you didn't see previously. yes, its not free anymore if you're over 30 which is a big shame and let's face it, that's the demographic that goes to museums a lot. you still have access to them if you pay for one of the exhibit so its not so bad. and they always have something going on during nuit blanche but its totally not worth it.
  • Really enjoyed the visiting Mapplethorpe exhibit, friendly staff, long line up for tickets but it moves quickly. Reciprocal memberships with AGO/ROM good for one admission and discount on special exhibits spent the full day and had a wonderful time.
  • Beautiful building. Was there for the Maplethorpe exhibition. Loved the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition as well. Trivia - Apparently Napoleon Bonaparte's hat is there :) Only negative is the weird short-height-step stairs in the building.
  • A museum worth visiting! I enjoyed my time here. It's not too big, so you can do it in 2 hours or so, depending on your speed.