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Morrin Centre

44 Chausee des Ecossais | Quebe, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
+1 418-694-9147
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Come visit the Morrin Cultural Centre, Quebec City's best-kept secret! Built over 200 years ago as one of the city's first jail, it now houses one of the world's most beautiful libraries. This national historic site is yours to discover. Walk through foreboding jail cells and browse the books in the charming Victorian library. We also offer various events; including a Writers' Festival, concerts, readings and lectures. Consider renting the Centre as the perfect place to hold your events.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“old jail” (34 reviews)
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44 Chausee des Ecossais | Quebe, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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+1 418-694-9147
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"english library"
in 38 reviews
"old jail"
in 34 reviews
"beautiful library"
in 18 reviews
"chemistry lab"
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"solitary confinement"
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"english language"
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"historical society"
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"louise penny"
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"cultural center"
in 9 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 37 reviews
"dark room"
in 8 reviews
"periodic table"
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"jail cell"
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"interesting building"
in 7 reviews
"great tour"
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"general wolfe"
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"interesting facts"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We have toured a lot of old jails and this is one of the best. To see the conditions and smell the dampness of these old cells makes one wonder why people would want to return. The chemistry lab and library of the college are...More

Thank DebbieAAA
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Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello DebbieAAA, Thank you for the great comment! We are so happy that you enjoyed the tour of our beautiful historic site with Simone and got the chance to see where women studied and where prisoners lived! Thanks again and please come back and visit...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really nice tour and cool place to visit. It was easy to get tickets and was very informative. I recommend going on the tours.

Thank Rachel L
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Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Rachel L, Thank you for leaving such a nice comment! I am happy that you enjoyed our beautiful historic site and hope that you had a chance to browse through our books! Thanks again and please come back and visit us soon!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a very interesting tour that was hidden away in the Old City. I really enjoyed the tour and how it worked through the progression of the Morrin Center! I loved learning about the buildings rich history!More

Thank Sarah C
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Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Sarah C! Thanks for your great comment! We are happy that you enjoyed the tour of our beautiful historic site and hope that you got the chance to have a cup of the tea in the library! Thanks again and please come back and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was expecting a bit more, especially for the $12 pp cost. The guided tour guide was nice and did a good job but I didnt find it as interesting as what I read on Trip Advisor before going.More

Thank CtownRon
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Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello CtownRon, Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear that you did not find the tour as interesting as what you had read in reviews but we do hope that you give us another try on your next trip to Quebec City,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Next door to the Catholic Church turned into a Center celebrating Literature (in French). Old jail with tours available, Only haunted house tour we saw in QC. Public executions were carried out off the front of the building way back in the day.More

Thank Richard M
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Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello Richard M, Thank you for your comment. Not only was the Morrin Centre a former jail and College; it is now home to the City's only English language Cultural Centre. We offer a wide variety of wonderful cultural events, guided tours (which include a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Another hidden gem we discovered courtesy of Trip Advisor! We visited on a day when the weather had us indoors. The tour was led by an interesting young man who kept both old and young engaged. The building has served as Quebec’s first prison, a...More

Thank Eeepee98
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Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello Eeepee98, Thank you for your nice comment! We are happy that you enjoyed the tour and the guide! I hope that you got the chance to check out the table of metalloids and metals in the chemistry lab. Thanks again Eeepee98 and please come...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Randomly saw this as one of the top things to do so decided to take a quick look and joined a tour that was starting soon. They have tours for both english (on the hour) and french (on the half-hour) where you get a history...More

1  Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much history in this place. It was a jail, then an English college and then now an English library. Take the tour so you can see the jail and old classrooms.

Thank Calgary4togo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great places to visit - I visited with 4 young kids and they all enjoyed the tour, specially the jail and it's history. The library is very beautiful with it's wooden stairs - great place to visit.More

Thank whlnatalia
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Stefanie J, Manager at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello whlnatalia, Thank you for leaving us such a nice comment. I am happy that you were able to visit our beautiful Historic Site with your four young kids and do you hope that you will be able to come back and visit us soon....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told about the Morrin Centre during our food tour of the city, and we were interested enough we came back the next day. We took the tour and were pleasantly surprised at how interesting it was! Our tour guide was great, very informative...More

Thank Kelly M
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Stefanie J, Manager at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Cheryl C, Thanks so much for your nice comment! We are happy that you were able to visit the old jail cells and the rest of our beautiful rooms. Did you get a chance to take a peak at the oldest book in our...More

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Hello, Would you be able to send me the link for this mistake please? I will then be able to correct it. Thanks!
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Quebec is easy to get around --speaking English .
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Hi Linda, The Morrin Centre is about a 5 to 7 minute walk from Hotel Manoir d'Auteuil. Thank you Travellove414 for your instructions on how to get to the Centre. The entrance fee for the Discovery tour is $11 for general... More
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