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GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PIERRE LASSONDE PAVILION

Any time. Length: 1½ hours

Several hundred artworks and three new exhibitions await you in the Pierre Lassonde pavilion. Why not begin exploring this new space with some of the must-see pieces found in it? In the company of a tour guide, visit the public spaces and the exhibitions of Inuit art, contemporary art and decorative art and design to learn more about the many masterpieces in the collection. This is the ideal tour to make the most of your visit to the new Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec!

New: optional choice of "Inuit Art", "Decorative Arts and Design" or "Contemporary Art" focus.

THE PRISON ON THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM:
A CENTURY OF INCARCERATION IN QUÉBEC CITY

Any time. Length: 1¼ hours

Once the Québec City jail, the Charles Baillairgé pavilion housed prison inmates for more than a century. A tour guide will lead you through the building’s various spaces, including its former jail cells, and take you on a journey through time.

Number of participants maximum: 125 people.

THE ARCHITECTURAL TOUR

Any time. Length: 1½ hours

Follow a tour guide on an out-of-the-ordinary promenade with a focus on architecture. The new Pierre Lassonde pavilion, designed by the international architectural firm OMA, is a work of art in itself. As spectacular on the inside as it is on the outside, this glass building is a perfect fit with its surroundings. It was also conceived as a place for providing public access to culture in all its forms. The auditorium, rooftop patios and the monumental staircase are just a few of the spaces you’ll see. The Architectural Tour is the perfect visit for familiarizing yourself with this new contemporary space while learning some facts and anecdotes about one of the largest cultural construction projects in Québec.

Number of participants maximum: 150 people.

4 FIGURES OF MODERN ART

Any time. Length: 1½ hours

See Jean Paul Lemieux, Alfred Pellan, Fernand Leduc and Jean-Paul Riopelle like you’ve never seen them before! A must-see visit with Lemieux’s enigmatic spaces, Pellan’s surrealism, Leduc’s abstraction and light and Riopelle’s multi-faceted creative force and insatiable nature. Four exhibitions, four galleries, one monographic pavilion. A unique rendez-vous with Québec art and artists!

Number of participants maximum: 100 people.

350 years of artistic practices in québec

Starting January 7, 2018. Length: 1½ hours

The guided tour spans 350 years of artistic creation, from the beginning of the French colony to the 1960s. A gallery attendant will present the historical background and key themes that underpin the conceptualization of each of the exhibitions. The activity affords an ideal opportunity to discover the five new exhibition rooms of the MNBAQ’s permanent ancient and modern art collections.

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groups of adults

admission fees tour operators / social groups

15 of more people (taxes Included)

self-guided

guided tours

Adults /Seniors $ 17 $ 23
13 to 17 years School Programs
12 years and under Free -
Bilingual Mediaguide Free on your mobile device. Tablet rental free with ID. -

school groups

admission fees preschool to university

Please visit School Programs section for more details.

self-guided

guided tours

Preschool and primary level Free $3 per student
Secondary level $3 per student $5 per student
College and university $6 per student $9 per student
Teachers and monitors Free Free
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PLAN YOUR NEXT GROUP VISIT

The Musée offers guided tours surrounding various themes, and tours are available for the majority of our flagship exhibitions and collections.

Groups of 15 or more can take advantage of our special rate. Reservations are required and must be made a minimum of 14 days in advance, by phone, from Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm at 418-644-6460, ext. 5541 or 1-866-220-2150, or by e-mail.

our QUALIFIED guides

Benefit from our guides’ expertise in visual arts and art history and gain an appreciation for the Musée’s unique collection and architecture.

Most guided tours are available in French and in English and are suitable for groups of adults or teens.

Guides MNBAQ

Conditions that apply to reservations are outlined in the Group Visits brochure.