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About Morrin Centre
Discover the secrets of our National Historic Site. Step back in time while walking through the sinister jail cells and decipher the graffiti carved into the floor by former inmates. Visit the intriguing chemistry Lab hidden upstairs, as well as the other classrooms of the Morrin College open from 1868 - 1902. Then, let yourself be spellbound by the haunting stories surrounding the Victorian Library, home to a collection of literary gems, some of which date back to the 16th century. The Morrin Centre offers: Experiences and tours for groups and individuals, various cultural activities, or consider renting one of our spaces as the perfect place to hold your event!
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sharrongeg wrote a review Aug. 14
Henderson, Nevada2804 contributions918 helpful votes
Our tour guide was Alice and she was terrific. Very knowledge and a great sense of humor. We booked our English language tickets on-line the evening before. Only 4 people on the hour long tour. Fascination history. First a prison, then a prodestant, English language co-ed college, now a historic building and library. Tour was great!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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robertdD5422BG wrote a review Jul. 2022
Trenton, Canada27 contributions3 helpful votes
Walk in the front door and book your tour, they have separate tours for english and french about an hour long. This was once a prison and part of the original prison cells are still there for you to see and explore. It is currently a library that should be seen. The history of this building is amazing, dont miss it.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Hsteinmiller wrote a review Jul. 2022
Yorktown, Virginia444 contributions165 helpful votes
I purchased a membership prior to my trip specifically so I could visit outside of "regular" tour hours. Amazing place, beautifully organized, fascinating secret displays. I wish I'd had time for a longer stay. Friendly, courteous staff. Definitely book a tour if you can!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Amanda W wrote a review May 2022
Seaforth, Canada177 contributions21 helpful votes
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This is a hidden gem. The one hour tour of the original Goal that became a university and contributed significantly to medicine and the advancement of women in medicine is absolutely fascinating. The Goal history and seeing the carved graffiti in the cell floors and walls is great. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Danielle T wrote a review Dec. 2021
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This building features prominently in the Louise Penny book "Bury Your Dead" and I was eager to see the library as I loved the way it was described in the book. I dropped by and was disappointed to find out that the library is closed to the general public during Covid (I visited in December 2021). However, in talking to the front desk attendant I learned there was a tour of the Morrin Centre leaving in about 5 minutes from my arrival. I joined the tour on a whim and enjoyed it thoroughly! The tour was about an hour long and covered the history of the building as a jail, college and now literary and historical society. The guide was engaging and enthusiastic and I learned a lot about the history of Quebec City. I would definitely recommend it!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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