National Gallery Of CanadaCurrently Closed
- Address: 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4, Canada
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6139901985
- Ticket Price: 12 USD
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Art Gallery, Family And Kids, Sculpture
With a huge spider sculpture welcoming you at the entrance, you get ready to see the surreal collection of National Gallery of Canada. The Gallery was founded in 1880 and is by far, one of the best art galleries in the world. The beautiful building itself was designed by Moshe Safdie and showcases a wide collection of some of the best paintings, sculptures and photographs in the country.
The art collection by European artists is second to none in the world and artists like Louis-Philippe Hebert, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Alex Colville and Emily Carr among others, truly adds to the stunning collection.
- Adults: $12
- Seniors (65+): $10
- Students (With Valid ID): $10
- Youth (age 12 - 19): $6
- Children (age 11 and under): Free
- Family (2 Adults and 3 Youths): $24
- Members: Free (become a Member)
Free General Admission to the National Collection:
- Every Thursday: 5.00 pm -8.00 pm
- Sunday 22 May 2016 (International Museums Day)
- Sunday 5 June 2016 (Doors Open Ottawa)
- Friday 1st July 2016 (Canada Day)
- Sunday 2 October 2016 (Culture Days)
Admission to the Library is Free.
- Visit the website or contact the authorities for detailed timings.
- By Bus: Bruyere / Parent
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car/ Bicycle.
- On foot
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80.94% of people who visit Ottawa include National Gallery Of Canada in their plan
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Very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. My only observation is that there is no logical way the walk through to see everything. I often had to walk past something I had already seen to get to another section. But I now see that is a petty pee e so disregard it. I've added another star
Experienced by second visit today with two of my friends and it was just as lovely as the first. The European and contemporary exhibits are favourites of mine as that's predominantly what I study. It's home to a wide range of artists and movements, my favourites being from Russian futurism, Gustav Klimt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. I hope to move to Ottawa shortly in which case I'll be becoming a member and visiting as often as a student's agenda allows.
Wonderful place to walk through, they have a very nice assortment of art in their exhibitions and it is quite large, expect to be walking for awhile! Their Canadian section is lovely and has lots of pieces to catch your interest. They had a silver smith exhibition going when I went and it showed off some stunning silver pieces! I wish I had another day to walk around and see it all!
Definite must see if you like arts. Great exhibits to wander around for hours. And architectural masterpiece on its own. There's a small gift shop and caffe inside and outside
I'm sure it would've been 5 stars if all the contemporary exhibits had been open. Unfortunately only the upstairs is currently, which was a shame as that was really good. Other exhibits were good. Enjoyed the temporary Impressionist thing from the Dutch collector. The indigenous contemporary art was also fascinating. Less keen on the Middle age European art but that's often just a personal opinion and I've seen few places do something very interesting with them.