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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We most enjoyed the section, Quebec - Now and Then, which provides an overview of history and culture of the province. The exhibit on native inhabitants was beautifully handled. The special exhibit on the brain was fascinating. We ended up spending more time at the...More

Thank PattyMcC7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Quebec City is one of the best city in North America. Located near the basse-ville, this museum is very unique. Don’t forget to check it out the cafe as well. Recommended !

Thank TrWorldTraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is so much to see in this museum. It explains the history of Quebec in great detail plus so many more great exhibits. You could easily spend a whole day in this museum and possibly not be able to see and read all there...More

Thank 46,749
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent display on the human brain. Well set out. Very user friendly. Also exhibition on nano technology enlightening. First Nation exhibit well set out with good information. Also the museum has a good section for children.

Thank rodkirkart
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum will enlighten you to the history of the First Nations, the Indians who originally occupied the areas of Canada and the upper US (at that time), their intelligence, communities, and systems devised to survive on the open land.

Thank TravelerMikePlano
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museuem is very interesting and a joy on a rainy day. It provides interestes for the ages and allows the kid to in all of us to play while learning at the same time.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brain exhibit and also the native people exhibition was great. We learned a lot. There was something for children as well. Nice exhibit about cats and dogs... We enjoyed it. Quebec city is very touristic and artificial in a way. This museum is a nice...More

Thank B D
Reviewed 1 week ago

When it's a cross between a children's amusement arcade, a modern art exhibit and not much else. The only thing of interest was a small temporary exhibit of model ships carved from bone and ivory. Not worth the entry fee.

Thank moscowfield
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend visiting this museum while in Old Quebec City. With all the different exhibits to see there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy The Exhibit on the Aboriginals and the Brain exhibit were by far my favorite. but there are a lot...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very large building with a wide range of displays from Quebec history through exhibits on cartoons and the brain. The displays change frequently, so there's always something new to see. Be prepared to wait in a long line to buy tickets if you're there midday.

Thank Geopiggy
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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.
17 August 2016|
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Response from Musees_civilisation | Property representative |
approximately two to three hours
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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.