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Musee de la Civilisation

85, Dalhousie street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 8R2, Canada
+1 418-643-2158
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This museum is characterized by its innovative and daring outlook. It defines itself as a seat of knowledge and ideas, a museum endowed with valuable collections, an education centre and a living memory. It is located in the region's capital, Quebec City, in the heart of an historic district and close to Place Royale.
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  • Poor2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
85, Dalhousie street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 8R2, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-643-2158
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is my 4th visit, a must do every time we come to Quebec. Buy tix online to avoid the waiting. Friendly, bilingual staff. Fun gift shop.

Thank ATR34
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to see to get a sense of the settlement of this part of Canada. There is so much history, and this part of the world is so unique. You get a great sense of history.

Thank Roz C
Reviewed 3 days ago

You will find that you need a few hours to do this museum justice. We did not have time to see all the galleries, but we did see three and enjoyed all of them.

Thank mhbaird
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went with our 2 year old son. They had the Herge exhibit (Tintin), which was well done and fun. The museum caters well to children (free for 11 and under) which an interactive exhibit with games. Recommend.

Thank West_Indian_Sea_Egg
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is sectioned off into different periods of history and especially history in Canada. Going way back to almost modern. You'll enjoy seeing some things you recognize from your childhood...depending on your age.

Thank DrFirebird
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great day in the museum checking out the new exhibits. Tintin and mad about brains! Lots for children and adults alike. Nice big exhibits with things to see, do and interact with.

Thank Kandice D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I brought my 11 year old granddaughter here on a very rainy day. I found the first floor exhibition which I think was random bits of Canadian history a bit uninteresting and not well organized. But we both really liked the special exhibit on cats...More

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had two hours on a rainy afternoon and ended up spending too much time on the first floor, so you might want to consider scoping the place out first to determine main areas of interest. Quite varied exhibit subjects. Well done.

Thank brwerner
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the best museums I've visited! Great overview of Canada's history, both pre, during and post colonialisation. Fascinating and enlightening Inuit exhibition. And just when we thought we had reached saturation point we were drawn into the section focusing on the brain. And so...More

1  Thank TomNorthYorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. We spent a half-day wandering around - guided tours are offered but we enjoyed exploring on our own - there is lots of signage in both languages explaining the different displays.

Thank Mithril74
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Can you leave coats and small backpacks in a locker while visiting museums?
14 October 2016|
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Response from BigGandLittleT | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a coat check on the main floor, right near the ticket counter. You can't miss it.
How much time does it typically take to see the museum? We only have 2 hours available. Merci
17 August 2016|
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Response from Musees_civilisation | Property representative |
approximately two to three hours
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Are the displays in both languages? We found that some museums in Quebec have French-only signage which makes the exhibits far less interesting to those who do not speak French.
13 August 2016|
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Response from Dee E | Reviewed this property |
Yes. the displays in both languages. My french is pretty basic so English was a necessity.