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National Gallery of Canada

National Gallery of Canada

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Discover contemporary and historical artworks - including paintings, sculptures, photographs and multimedia installations - in this landmark site located near the vibrant ByWard Market area.

Step underneath Maman, a 9-metre (30 foot) sculpture of a spider by Louise Bourgeois, before entering the stunning granite-and-glass building designed by Moshe Safdie. Inside, you can explore more than 40,000 works by some 6,000 creators! Discover the story of art in Canada in the Canadian and Indigenous Galleries - a massive display that includes ancient Indigenous artifacts, religious pieces from New France, Group of Seven paintings and modern Inuit sculptures. Explore Canada's finest collection of European art, strong collections of Asian and international works, the Canadian Photography Institute, and world-class special exhibitions.

The National Gallery of Canada is also full of unexpected surprises. Enter the reconstructed and ornate Rideau Street Chapel, where 40 recorded choir voices magically surround you; get Zen in the beautiful interior Garden Court; and head outside to Nepean Point behind the museum to see several unique art installations, including the towering contemporary sculpture One Hundred Foot Line by Roxy Paine. The point also features a large statue of French explorer Samuel de Champlain and provides a panoramic view of the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau, including Parliament Hill. (Some sections of Nepean Point may be inaccessible due to ongoing rehabilitation.)

Location

National Gallery of Canada

National Gallery of Canada

380, promenade Sussex
Ottawa ON K1N 9N4
Canada

National Gallery of Canada

National Gallery of Canada

380, promenade Sussex
Ottawa ON K1N 9N4
Canada

More Details

Address
380 Sussex Drive Ottawa
Local
Toll Free
Bike Friendly Certified
Free Wi-Fi
Major credit cards accepted
Accessibility: Washrooms
Full
Dates & Hours of Operation
May through September, open daily 10am-6pm; October through April, closed Mondays. Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm, Open Thursdays until 8pm.
Reservations (Large Groups)
Required
Onsite Parking
Extra Fee
Other payment methods accepted
Alipay, UnionPay
Distance to Shaw Centre (km)
1.0
Distance to Parliament Hill (km)
1.5
Distance to airport (km)
16.1
Admission (regular adult price)
16 CAD to 30 CAD
Time Needed to Visit
1,5
Student Friendly
Coach Parking
Within two blocks
Comp policy for the Driver and/or the Escort
Both
Fully-Independent Traveller Rates Offered
Group Menu Available
Group Rates Offered
Student friendly web page
Exhibit Loading Dock Available
Outdoor Venue Available 
Venue Type
Museum or gallery
Venue Accessibility: Entry
Full
Venue Accessibility: Washrooms
Full
Number of Meeting Rooms/Private Spaces
10
Total Square Footage of Meeting Space
26119
Size of Largest Meeting Room (Square Feet)
7525
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (Reception Style)
800
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (Theatre Style)
600
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (Banquet Style)
350

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