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Musee de la civilisation

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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...more
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 23, 2005

The Museum itself is fairly big. It doesn't cost all that much so its worth the visit. There's lots of artifacts from the time of New-France. There's also a rather interesting timeline of Quebec, and lots of informative videos in both French and English. There...More

8  Thank Montreal_native
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 11, 2005

I had high expectations from this museum. It wasn't a total waste of time, but I certainly would not make it a "must see" for Quebec City. Part I liked best dealt with Quebec history. The rest was only so-so. Sometimes they even skipped including...More

6  Thank Marlena C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As the title suggests, we popped in the museum, as relief from the bitterly cold wind down on the river front, good choice fascinating history with it wall, particularly like the aboriginal peoples exhibition, it’s on the hop on hop off route, which stops right...More

Thank 43ericb
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The most interesting exhibit is on the 2nd floor. It’s all about The First Peoples, the indigenous people.

Thank Jacnmel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't have enough time here, so make sure you allow at least 3 hours. The face recognition exhibition was so fascinating. A great museum with something for everyone.

Thank shonas804
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent several hours in this museum, and felt it was well worth our time (especially on a rainy afternoon). The exhibits are spread out around the museum, so make sure you get to them all. We joined a free guided tour of one of...More

Thank 22Maui
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped here during a rainy day in Quebec City. I had low expectations, but it was something dry to do. I was very pleasantly suprised. It was interesting and well presented. A fun afternoon!!

Thank radgast1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To call this a museum of social history might seem little boring - let's say it is a wonderful repository of artefacts telling the story of Quebec's people and their history. It's set in the old lower town and the design of the building itself...More

Thank meic_watkins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this museum. So many different areas of Canadian/Quebec history, including the Indigenous people, French Canadian Culture, and Quebecois language. There were great videos about the Indigenous people and also a great video about the Quebecois language, which is a must see. I highly...More

Thank nangwynn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why this museum isn't further up on the list of things do to in Quebec, I really do not understand. Unfortunately we spent too much time getting to the museum, so we only had two hours inside and that was not enough by a long...More

Thank LiseBB2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative exhibits about Canada. However they are laid out in an illogical way, making it difficult to follow chronologically, or to make sure to see everything.

Thank Betsy J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this museum is worth every moment you spend there. So much history and such a fantastic display of material. Often varied in different rooms. Exceptional staff and a perfect layout to gain a real understanding of life in this French city in the New World....More

Thank Robert K
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July 16, 2018|
Response from lb3003 | Reviewed this property |
At the parking tower situated just in front of the museum. The fee for the whole day is 12 Canadian dollars.
October 14, 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.
August 17, 2016|
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Response from Musee_civilisation | Property representative |
approximately two to three hours
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