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“Library prison”
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: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This captivating library used to be a prison. On certain occasions, staff dress in Victorian era clothing and tea time is offered.

Thank Andrea R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read about this place online, and convinced my siblings to go and do the tour and we all ended up enjoying it.

For only $12 it was well worth it. Our guide was hilarious and kept it interesting and fun. The jail part of the tour was by far the best, but the whole place is quite interesting and has a lot of history.

Thank Angie_Rom
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Reviewed 2 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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Reviewed 3 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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