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Review of Morrin Centre

Morrin Centre
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US$40.08*
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: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Great places to visit - I visited with 4 young kids and they all enjoyed the tour, specially the jail and it's history. The library is very beautiful with it's wooden stairs - great place to visit.

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

Hello whlnatalia,

Thank you for leaving us such a nice comment. I am happy that you were able to visit our beautiful Historic Site with your four young kids and do you hope that you will be able to come back and visit us soon. If you live in the Quebec City, we offer many reading activities for young children, so please make sure to visit our webiste.

Thanks again whlnatalia!

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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 and with a sense of humor. We went through the old jail cells in the basement (some of which have been kept intact) then through the section renovated into a college (with some beautiful rooms) and finally ended in the current library. Lots of history throughout and moved at a good pace. Would recommend!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kellym052513
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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 collection?

Thanks again Cheryl C. and please come back and visit us soon!

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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank J S
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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?

Thanks again josch1122 and please come back and visit us soon!

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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 upstairs although renovated, still shows off original wooden floors and the science lab has 400 year old books. The library is beautiful. If you are into history of the city, this is a great -1hr tour. Definitely recommended!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Debby R
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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 visit us soon!

Have a great day!

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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 interesting facts.

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?

Thanks again oceangirl25 and please come back and visit us soon!

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