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“Excellent and entertaining”
Review of Morrin Centre

Morrin Centre
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US$41.18*
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: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent and engaging hour with a feisty, knowledgeable tour guide who helped us to understand elements of Old Quebec which we would never have come across on our own. I finally sense what it must have felt like to be in prison, how precious English written books must have been to the minority English population in Quebec and how lovely it is that people care enough to take care of this center.

Thank Susan C
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"english library"
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"old jail"
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"chemistry lab"
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"beautiful library"
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"solitary confinement"
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"english language"
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"historical society"
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"louise penny"
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"cultural center"
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"our tour guide"
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"jail cell"
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"dark room"
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"great tour"
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"interesting building"
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"quick tour"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour. It’s a beautiful building with lots of historical significance. We came because we’re Louise Penny fans and much of the action in her novel Bury Your Dead happens here. But there is much here to appreciate regardless.

Thank TCMaine
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is rich in history. It is the only English library in Quebec City. It is rustic and classic. We could've stayed in there for hours.

Thank 2TravelLuvers
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the English tour with Max. He did a super job.I highly recommend the tour. Library is lovely and well stocked.

Thank JohaneG4
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went without knowing much about it and signed up for a tour. We ended up being the only two visiting at the time and Sarah, the tour guide was very friendly and insightful. They make you try the solitary confinement and it’s kind of creepy, but overall a cool experience!

Thank nenetome
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