Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec City

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At Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, survey a vast collection of art from notable Quebec artists. Founded in 1933, the museum spreads across three buildings--one of them a repurposed prison--and boasts more than 25,000 pieces, ranging from the 18th century to modern times. Wander the spacious pavilions and admire permanent and temporary exhibits of local art, from the French colonial era to the famous 20th-century Quebecois painters. Take a break in the cafe, or relax and enjoy the scenic park view from the restaurant. See Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and all Quebec City has to offer by arranging your trip with our Quebec City trip generator.
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  • A bit pricey to get in ($16pp) but recommended none-the-less. Lots to see over three buildings so you can get your money's worth. Particular highlight was the Inuit art exhibition with iPads with stor...  more »
  • Mixed feelings about this Museum. I would only make a trip here if you had extra time to kill and if there was a temporary exhibition you wanted to see. There's 3 main buildings - all connected togeth...  more »
  • It was nice, of course it is a very small museum you see it all in a short period of time. Today one pavillon was not ready What i like the most was the jail and the story of it . The building is nice...  more »
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  • Came here on our visit to Quebec City and it was absolutely wonderful. The different exhibits were so beautiful and inspiring. There are multiple different parts to the museum. One part used to be an old prison and still has some of the old cells intact which were pretty cool to see. We ate at the restaurant thats to your right when you walk in the front. We thought it was the cafe...let's say dont go there if you are really hungry. They have 3 plates to choose from. Vegetarian, surf, and turf. We both got vegetarian. It was just spaghetti squash, a pear salad, and a chunk of watermelon with goat cheese on it. It was $36 for the both of us. Save your money and get a croissant at the cafe. Other than that, the art and exhibits were very interesting and I would recommend this to anyone who visits Quebec.
  • Huge gallery with good variety of displays and exhibitions. Comfortable seating areas and helpful staff. Free coat check was very handy. Onsite restaurant had a fixed price lunch menu that was well priced and delicious. We ate on a gorgeous outdoor terrace.
  • Easy to navigate. Lots of explanation for the art. Courteous attendances. Enjoy the afternoon thanks.
  • The best museum in Canada, amazing expositions, with great divided areas. Perfect design tunnels that connect each building, to avoid going outside during winter. David Altmejd exposition really makes a statement. Want to go back!
  • Nice museum, not too big not too small. Good collection of Quebecois art and fun ti visit with children.