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Morrin Centre

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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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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44 Chausee des Ecossais | Quebe, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 19, 2012

My friends and I visited the Morrin Centre on 8/16/12 for the 11:00 English Discovery Tour. Ben, our tour guide, was wonderful. His English was great and he interacted very well with the tour group. Despite what's been said in some of the other reviews...More

6  Thank Stacy M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 26, 2011

The tour consists of standing outside for 5 minutes being asked pointless and silly questions, then moves to the tiny "jail" area inside where you just have to stand and listen to the tour guide waffling about the history of the place, you're not allowed...More

5  Thank toddlerontour
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

Sarah gives a top ten tour in English of the wicked history of the Morrin Centre. The site of the former prison from 1808 – 1867 that was built over 200 years ago. Take the guided tour and see the dark dank cells where prisoners...More

Thank Suzanne B
Stefanie J, Manager at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Hello Suzanne B! Thank you very much for leaving such a great comment. We are so happy that you enjoyed the Discovery tour with Sarah and do hope that you are able to come back and visit us soon! Thanks again and have a great...More

Reviewed July 19, 2018 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
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

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

Reviewed July 18, 2018 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
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

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!

Reviewed July 15, 2018

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
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

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

Reviewed July 15, 2018

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
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

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

Reviewed July 15, 2018

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
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

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

Reviewed July 15, 2018 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
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

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

Reviewed July 10, 2018

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
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hello Kevin P, Thank you for your comment! We are happy that you enjoyed the Discovery tour and our tour guides! Please come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed July 8, 2018 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.More

Thank Calgary4togo
Stefanie J, Manager at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Hello Calgary4togo, Thank you for leaving us such a great comment! We are happy that you were able to get a chance to see how prisoners lived and visit some of the classrooms from the time of the Morrin College! Please come back and visit...More

Reviewed July 2, 2018 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
Stefanie J, Manager at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

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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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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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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