Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), Quebec City

Art Museum · Architectural Building
At Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), 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. By using our Quebec City online attractions planner, you can arrange your visit to Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) and other attractions in Quebec City.
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  • The MNBAQ located on the Plains of Abraham has an extensive collection of over 40,000 works dating from the 17th century to present day In four separate pavilions. Our desire was to visit the New...  more »
  • The museum itself is a beautiful combination of old and new architecture. They have nice exhibits with very good lighting. We visited during their Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism...  more »
  • My friend and I drove from Montreal to see the Frida Kahlo Diego Rivera exhibit at this museum. We had planned to see it before covid struck and we were happy that we were able to see it before its...  more »
  • So cool - so much to see. Nice way to spend the day. Wont post pics becayse you need to check out the art in person. But had a nice soup at lunch and saw interesting exhibits in a lovely setting. You can check your coats/bags.
  • It's a great place to hang out with. And to get inspired. But of course we cannot compare it with the other big museums from Europe. But it does have a good collection. The environment is perfect. And the place has quite a bit of historical significance. You also get a good look at the Saint Lawrence River.
  • We decided to walk to the museum from Chateau Fairmont. I always like walking in cities I’m not familiar with - it gives you a better sense of the city and all it has to offer. We came when the museum opened which was good as it got busier as the day went by. This museum has so much to see - so many rooms filled with beautiful paintings and sculptures. We ended the tour with a trip to the gift shop which was filled with lots of local hand-crafted gifts and a visit to the cute restaurant for a little drink.
  • Amazing art on offer, including a curated Inuit art collection. A well stocked boutique that has great gift options on offer. The ticket works like a day pass, enabling you to go out for lunch and be back later. It is open into the night on Wednesdays.
  • The exposition in this museum are amazing. The building architecture is very modern. I recommend to visit this great place.

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