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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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44 Chausee des Ecossais | Quebe, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kelly M
Stefanie J, Manager at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

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

Reviewed June 14, 2018

This was on of our stops on the walking tour of Quebec. The docents dress in period costumes and lead you into the building, which was once the local prison. Interesting history and stories. The tour ends in the library part. very enjoyable.More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank J S
Stefanie J, Manager at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Hello josch1122 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 collection?...More

Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

This is s great historical tour of a prison turned college turned library. Walking down stairs they’ve preserved the jail cells with original walls and floors, even the chains that prisoners were shackled to. You can try the solitary confinement cell. Much of the building...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Stefanie J, Manager at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Hello Debby R, 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...More

Reviewed May 26, 2018

The tour of Morrin Center is conducted in either French or English. The schedule was posted outside the building.We joined the English tour and it was really fun.Got to go through the jail, science lab, ballroom, classroom and library. The guide provided a lot of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Stefanie J, Manager at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Hello oceangirl25 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 collection?...More

Reviewed April 29, 2018

Built upon the site of an old French barrack/ prison between 1808-1813 it was the Quebec City common goal until it was converted into the Morrin College c1862. While a prison 16 people were known to have been hanged in the front of the property....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank M7882EVjamesh
Reviewed April 20, 2018

The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec was founded in 1824. Its library is a jewel, which also contains a nice collection of English language books in this French-speaking city

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We are so very interested in art and architecture and we we very impressed with how the City of Quebec rehabilitated another prison building and included it in the National Art Museum. The appreciation for older architectural treasures is to be appreciated. So, too, for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

I want to give this place 5 stars. It SHOULD get 5 stars, but I just can't do it. The museum is FANTASTIC, and they have put SO much work into the exhibits, but they make you go on the tour to see them, and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

The history and the great people that talked on the tour were full of great knowledge, that made it fun and interesting . The original prison is still there, along with the changes to a school later and its current facility now. A real awesome...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank TravelAngelika
Reviewed February 25, 2018

Friendly guides who brought history to life, not very crowded at all, were the only two people on the tour and loved every minute of it. So much history in one building and truly brought to life by the museum itself and the staff, extremely...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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M7882EVjamesh
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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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