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Morrin Centre

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“old jail”(31 reviews)
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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...more
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44 Chausee des Ecossais | Quebe, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-694-9147
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

Very interesting tour and perspective of how difficult life was just 100 years ago. And we complain about not having wi-fi!

Thank John M
Reviewed August 13, 2018

My wife and I happened upon this place after seeing an eye-catching brochure at our hotel. We called and were informed of an English-speaking tour within the hour so it worked great in our schedule. Our guide, Sarah, was fantastic. Dressed in period costume, she...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Thank you Sarah for such an amazing tour. My daughter, as a librarian, and myself as a history major we’re so impressed with your knowledge. I highly recommend touring this site.

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We lucked out with a private tour for two by Sara who provided us with an engaging, informative and fun visit to the Morrin Centre, including the jail, school and library. Not only did she make us laugh, she was very knowledgeable, relayed many interesting...More

Thank Marsha M
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited with our 16 and 19 year old. We were staying at Le Champlain hotel across the street. It looked like French tours were on the 1/2 hour and English tours on the hour. At least on the day we were there. We walked...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

Our guide at the Morrin Centre, Max, gave us an interesting and engaging tour of the Morrin Centre. We appreciated his balance between sharing information and giving the group time to explore exhibits on our own before moving on to the next area. He encouraged...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Sarah the tour guide for Morrin Centre was excellent!! She was funny, articulate and made sure entire tourist group was fully engaged! We highly recommend it, especially when Sarah is there!!!

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Reviewed July 31, 2018

The tour here is excellent. This place began as a prison that became enlightened, was converted into a college, and is now an Anglo library. Yes, this is where Louise Penny's Gamache solved the murder in Bury Your Dead. It is worth going here for...More

Thank garygDC
Stefanie J, Manager at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Hello garygDC, Thank you for leaving such a great comment! We are happy that you enjoyed the tour and were able to get a chance to see how prisoners lived, learned about John Howard's reforms and visited the scene of the crime! Thanks again garygDC...More

Reviewed July 30, 2018

This is a great little tour of the old jail and the library. Our guide was full of information and a few laughs as well. I had read "Bury Your Dead" and it was great to see the actual building. The jail and the stories...More

Thank Stimmo25
Stefanie J, Manager at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Hello Stimmo25! Thank you very much for leaving such a great comment. We are happy that you enjoyed the Discovery tour and hope you enjoyed your trip to Quebec City! Thanks again Stimmo25 and have a great day!

Reviewed July 29, 2018

Tour guides are very friendly. Brief tour of the old jail and the old college. A little snapshot of Quebec history. Located in beautiful Old Quebec so lots of places to see after you finish at Morrin.

Thank travelmom88
Stefanie J, Manager at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Hi travelmom88, Thanks for your nice comment about the tour and our wonderful guides! We are happy that you enjoyed it and hope you had a great time in beautiful Old Quebec City!

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April 29, 2018|
Response from Stefanie J | Property representative |
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Response from Stefanie J | Property representative |
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