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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 today via mobile

Lots to see. Building is magnificent. Great paintings. Well worth the visit. Should not be missed. Saw an exhibit from Denmark. Well done.

Thank tommo_8
Reviewed today via mobile

We enjoyed the contemporary art collection, Indigenous art and the European collection. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Andrea K
Reviewed today

I loved this museum. I stayed 6 hours and only left because it was closing time. If you love and appreciate art, this is the place for you. I loved seeing originals done by famous artists in history. If you have small children, this may...More

Thank Beckyone
Reviewed today

Parking is only $14 for the day, but don't take a tall vehicle. Our Ford F-150 just made it! You can easily spend two days or more here, like any good gallery. It is central, you can leave and come back (take advantage of your...More

Thank Monctonmomof3
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the country’s best and it shows it. Remarkable collections, well presented. Give it the time it deserves. At least three hours for the main floor. Never got to the second! Decent cafe but not spectacular. Parking in basement.

Thank Lawrence2300
Reviewed 2 days ago

Big for no reason. Group of Seven collection sorely lacking in good pieces.Terrible photography collection.Go to the AGO in Toronto instead.

Thank neoplop
Reviewed 3 days ago

The National Gallery of Canada impressed me a lot. As a non Canadian I didn’t know absolutely anything about Canadian or American art. It was really fascinating to see all that pictures. I especially liked modern Canadian art and Group of Seven. At the time...More

1  Thank PavlaPavla
Reviewed 4 days ago

The National Gallery is well worth the visit. The architecture and collection combine for a memorable experience. While the signage is poor, following a bit of trial and error, patrons can eventually find adjacent galleries, washrooms and the exit.

1  Thank Peter K
Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw the Impressionist exhibition and enjoyed it very much. Reasonable price, lovely art and pleasant environment.

Thank Pamela F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Situated along Sussex Drive, The National Art Gallery of Canada promotes the best of Canadian artwork as well as traveling exhibits from around the world. My recent visit included stops in the Canadian Gallery where the always beautiful works of Lawren Harris and other notable...More

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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