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“The tour was SO fast!!! (but not in a good way)”
Review of Morrin Centre

Morrin Centre
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US$40.09*
and up
Historical Tasting Old Quebec Walking Tour
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 through foreboding jail cells and browse the books in the charming Victorian library. We also offer various events; including a Writers' Festival, concerts, readings and lectures. Consider renting the Centre as the perfect place to hold your events.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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 then they run you in and out of the rooms too fast to see/read/ or even look at everything. I am a VERY quick reader and general move through museums super-fast, so I can't imagine how the typical tourists felt.

Overall, go to this place if you have time, but not worth basing your day around--at least not right now. Maybe once things slow down a bit?

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank emily42
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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 library for English books,
There is a book written about the prison from a well known murder mystery author also.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank TravelAngelika
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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 reasonable and a breathtaking, fully operational library to top it all off.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank thenaturenerd
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Lived in Quebec city for 3 years and I didn't even know about this place. My husband being Scottish, we decided to visit that place. Crazy history and amazing english library. Prison turned into a college??? Just so many questions!!! Worth going and taking the tour for sure. I dare you to not feel some vibes in there!!!

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Janice P
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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

The place is really interesting and the guided tour is worthy! You can learn about jails and a little bit about the history of Quebec. The staff is really friendly and helpful and the library a nice place to relax!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MarianaGuti
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