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National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
+1 613-990-1985
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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

Wednesday evening, after 5pm, is free so take advantage and wander through the galleries. They have some very interesting pieces of art and if you want to go back to muse on them then pay the entrance fee, if not then it will have enhanced...More

Thank kerry h
Reviewed today via mobile

Architecturally, this building is made of materials from all over the country, and is absolutely stunning. I particularly enjoyed the Canadian and indigenous art, but there is an extensive European and American collection as well. Be sure to check out the Rideau Chapel!

Thank ChelseaNP1
Reviewed today via mobile

Housed in a modern building there is a very extensive and interesting collection of national, indigenous and international art. Good native art pieces. Wide representation of 20th century Canadian landscapes ( group of 7). Several very fine French impressionists.

Thank IBrisbane
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Heard most of the museums in Ottawa were free on a Thursday evening so went along to the national gallery. Not disappointed! There is something for everyone from modern art to classics. Was particularly struck by the three or four paintings by Claud Monet I...More

Thank hickmagp
Reviewed yesterday

Before you even see any artworks, you will note that the building itself is spectacular! A fabulous stone and glass structure overlooking the river and with an amazing view of Parliament Hill. Inside is an astonishing array of Canadian artworks of all periods. Of course...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The National Gallery of Canada is right in Ottawa and will catch you and leave you sucked it with its wonders

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The National Gallery has a Scavenger Hunt for kids that has you searching through the Photography & the Contemporary Art sections of the gallery. Fun way to get everyone to really LOOK at the pieces. Also had assorted crafts and activities in the Great Hall....More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 2 days ago

I ventured into the museum to kill some time since I arrived early for a business trip. So glad I did. There was amazing Canadian history and art. As an American, I learned a lot about the country's history and would go back in a...More

1  Thank Jason A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided we didn't have time to venture into the gallery, but you can just walk into the wonderful gift shop. Shocked to find that the prices were not extraordinary. Was a nice bit of air conditioned comfort after walking across the Alexandria Bridge from...More

Thank keswickdoodle
Reviewed 4 days ago

I see some works of a few great artists. Worth to spend a few hours. The boutique shop on the first floor is also good.

Thank rodjin
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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