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  National Collection*
Special Exhibition: Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun
(includes access to the National Collection)
Adults $12 $16
Seniors (65+) $10 $14
Students (With Valid ID) $10 $14
Youth (age 12 - 19) $6 $7
Children (age 11 and under) Free Free
Family (2 Adults and 3 Youths) $24 $32
Members Free (become a Member) Free (become a Member)

 - All Prices include Tax

 - All Prices include Tax

*Includes admission to Picasso: Man and Beast. The Vollard Suite of Prints, Chris Cran, The White Dress, Tamayo: A Solitary Mexican Modernist, Joseph Beuys and the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2016.

Free General Admission to the National Collection

  • Every Thursday 5-8 pm
  • Sunday 22 May 2016 (International Museums Day)
  • Sunday 5 June 2016 (Doors Open Ottawa)
  • Friday 1st July 2016 (Canada Day)
  • Sunday 25 September 2016 (Culture Days)

No free admission period to the special exhibition, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842).

Get Ready for Something Big!

Starting 2 August 2016:
Closure of the Canadian Galleries

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Gallery is embarking on a major transformation. The Canadian Galleries will close as of 2 August 2016 and will reopen 17 May 2017 as the redesigned and renamed Canadian and Indigenous Galleries.

There’s still plenty to see and do during this time at the Gallery. Discover our European and Contemporary collections on view. Or take in a special exhibition. Then mark your calendars for the big reveal 17 May 2017!


Click here for group tour rates.
If you have booked a guided tour for a group, please present yourself at the Information Office in the Tour Group Lobby.

Box Office / Tickets

Except where noted, you may obtain tickets or register for programs either in person or by phone (613-998-8888 or 1-888-541-8888). Service charges apply. All prices include tax.

Members, children under the age of 12 or visitors using our dining facilities must obtain a free ticket at the Main Entrance.
If you have a complimentary pass, a gift admission or a discount coupon from the Entertainment Booklet, please exchange it for a ticket at the Main Entrance.
You can purchase a membership at the Main Entrance or online.

Packages and Discounts

Our tourism partners are pleased to welcome you during your stay in Ottawa.

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8 museums, 7 days, 50% off!

Canada’s Capital Museums Passport is the best way to explore Canadian culture, science, art, history, nature — and much more — in the Capital.

For $45 per individual or $99 per family, visit 8 uniquely Canadian museums in Ottawa–Gatineau at your own pace, including the National Gallery of Canada, and get a 20% discount on a performance at Canada’s National Arts Centre. The Passport is available for purchase at the Gallery's Main Entrance.
Canada’s Capital Museums Passport is offered in collaboration with the National Capital Commission (NCC).