Museum of Fine Arts


Why take advantage?

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Brest is the fruit of a long history.
Inaugurated in 1877, it has benefited from donations, purchases by the city, exceptional bequests and shipments from the State. Destroyed in 1941, its recent history was marked by the construction of a new museum - inaugurated in 1968.
Today, it houses an important collection of paintings, sculptures and graphic arts (drawings and prints)... often associated with the city's maritime vocation.

Renowned for the quality of its collections, the Musée des Beaux-Arts offers a journey through art that focuses on seascapes, Breton-inspired painting, historical painting, Orientalist painting, the Symbolist movement, the Pont-Aven School and the Nabis, as well as a modern section devoted to abstract artists.
The collections are displayed in a harmonious progression through the galleries.
From Canaletto's famous Piazzetta San Marco to the surreal world of Yves Tanguy, from the Nabi canvases of Paul Sérusier and Georges Lacombe to the African sculptures of Anna Quinquaud... via Pierre Bonnard's garden: an invitation to travel!

The museum's art library offers a unique "art at home" experience.
Its collection of more than 1,250 works (prints and photographs) is available on loan, and offers an insight into contemporary art.
Temporary exhibitions are organized every year to punctuate the life of the museum.

The museum also offers a wide range of opportunities for artistic discovery, education and practice: themed tours, workshops for young visitors, family visits, shows, stories, films, concerts...
A place for the whole family to discover and share!
Tours available on request in English, Breton and LSF.
Please note: only the first floor galleries and the artothèque gallery are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Theme(s) : Fine Arts

Main services

  • Groups accepted
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Main services

  • Groups accepted


  • Store
  • Games area
  • Toilets

On-site activities

  • Theme-specific animation
  • Workshop for adults
  • Children's workshop
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions

Spoken language(s)

  • French
  • English

We like

The situation:
  • Downtown
Ideal for : Rainy weather
Base rate - Adult Full rate

1st Sunday of each month

Reduced rate

On sale at the tourist office / Teachers, culture card, cultural passport

Free admission is granted, on presentation of proof, to:
Under 25
Beneficiaries of the Revenu de Solidarité Active (Active Solidarity Income)
Disabled people and their companions
Journalists (with press card)
ICOM cardholders
Lecturers at museums, historic monuments and towns of art and history
National and regional guide-interpreters
OT 29 reception staff
Cultural passport holders
Friends of the Brest Museum of Fine Arts

Means of payment

  • Payment cards
  • Bank and postal cheques
  • Vacation vouchers
  • Species

Opening hours

  • From 01/02/2024 to 31/12/2024
Tuesday10:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:00
Sunday14:00 - 18:00

Closed: Mondays, Sunday mornings and public holidays (except July 14th and August 15th: 2pm-6pm)


Museum of Fine Arts

24 rue Traverse
29200 Brest
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