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Musee de la Civilisation

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Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 85, Dalhousie street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 8R2, Canada
Phone Number: 418-643-2158
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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This museum is characterized by its innovative and daring outlook. It...

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 City, in the heart of an historic district and close to Place Royale.

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Learned about the History of Quebec City.

This was a great adventure. Husband and I learned a lot about the history of Quebec City as well as the Inuit community and all our Native communities. Also during our stay we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kristiina B
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Bracebridge, Canada
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Bracebridge, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great adventure. Husband and I learned a lot about the history of Quebec City as well as the Inuit community and all our Native communities. Also during our stay we had the opportunity to see some ancient Egyptian artifacts. Great way to pass the morning.

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Musees_civilisation, Responsable des relations clients at Musee de la Civilisation, responded to this review

We are glad to know that you liked your experience in the Museum! It's a source of motivation and encouragement for us in our efforts to present cultures from here and elsewhere. We will make sure these comments are forwarded to the appropriate personnel. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Museum again! Have a nice... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So the museum is not free on Saturdays before noon as advertised on the brochure. With the purchase of the museum ticket, you do get a 20% on admission discount when visiting other museums or aquarium, observatory, etc. Nevertheless, it was interesting and refreshing to see one of the best exhibitions on Australiana Aboriginals. It took us awhile to find... More 

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Musees_civilisation, Responsable des relations clients at Musee de la Civilisation, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments with us during your visit to Musées de la civilisation. Your remarks are a source of motivation and encouragement for us in our efforts to present cultures from here and elsewhere. We will make sure these comments are forwarded to the appropriate personnel. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to the... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibits are nicely organized and we found them quite interesting. Our favorite was the actual mummy in the Egyptian section. The museum itself was clean and you could easily see everything in one afternoon.

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Musees_civilisation, Responsable des relations clients at Musee de la Civilisation, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments with us during your visit to Musées de la civilisation. Your remarks are a source of motivation and encouragement for us in our efforts to present cultures from here and elsewhere. We will make sure these comments are forwarded to the appropriate personnel. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to the... More 

San Juan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is divided by sections, i went there on january 2016 and we loved it. From the awesome exhibition of Magical Egypt, to the Cars and Slays display. Great for the kids too. The kids had a blast making the clay sculptures! Great time, lots of fun and education!

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Musees_civilisation, Responsable des relations clients at Musee de la Civilisation, responded to this review

We are glad to know that you liked your experience in the Museum! Your remarks are a source of motivation and encouragement for us in our efforts to present cultures from here and elsewhere. We will make sure these comments are forwarded to the appropriate personnel. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Museum again! Have... More 

Belfort, France
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an entire afternoon exploring this museum on a cold and rainy afternoon just before Christmas. We devoted our visit to the First Nations and Inuit in the 21 st century exhibits - a very interesting and interactive exhibit with plenty of audiovisuals. There was also an interesting art exhibit of Australian aboriginal art. We were very lucky to... More 

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Musees_civilisation, Responsable des relations clients at Musee de la Civilisation, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments! Your remarks are a source of motivation and encouragement for us in our efforts to present cultures from here and elsewhere. We will make sure these comments are forwarded to the appropriate personnel. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Museum again! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended. We were there in January so we used a snowy and windy morning to spend inside the museum. Great collections and exhibitions. The teens enjoyed the Dance exhibition, and the Egyptians display. Very well served cafe inside. You need at least 4 hours to visit it completely.

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Musees_civilisation, Responsable des relations clients at Musee de la Civilisation, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments! Your remarks are a source of motivation and encouragement for us in our efforts to present cultures from here and elsewhere. We will make sure these comments are forwarded to the appropriate personnel. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Museum again soon. More 

Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about 2.5 hours visiting the museum. The Egyptian exhibit was extensive, very interesting and I learned many things.

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Musees_civilisation, Responsable des relations clients at Musee de la Civilisation, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments! Your remarks are a source of motivation and encouragement for us in our efforts to present cultures from here and elsewhere. We will make sure these comments are forwarded to the appropriate personnel. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Museum again! More 

falmouth, maine
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451 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you travel by the time you're my age museums are underwhelming. Because they're overwhelming. You can easily get what my compatriots call cathedral or museum fatigue. It really takes something special to hold your attention. a good mix of the predictable and the unique. This museum hits the spot. I've been to Quebec with my delightful wife maybe 4-5... More 

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Musees_civilisation, Responsable des relations clients at Musee de la Civilisation, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments. Your remarks are a source of motivation and encouragement for us in our efforts to present cultures from here and elsewhere. We will make sure these comments are forwarded to the appropriate personnel. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Museum again soon. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to museum's cafe and I ordered turkey baguette and it was delicious! But the museum's exhibition was not that interesting. It was little complicated because each room had much different types of civilization (or history). I recommend you to go to cafe. Its staffs were nice and you can see St. Lawrence River.

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Musees_civilisation, Responsable des relations clients at Musee de la Civilisation, responded to this review

Thank you for your input. Rest assured that we have sent your comments to the departments concerned. We thank you for taking the time to write your comments, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again to the Museum. More 

Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not a museum junkie, but have been to a lot including the Met in NYC, the Guggenheim, etc. But The Museum of Civilization in Quebec is far and away my favorite. There are some permanent installations (history of Quebec and First Nations) but the others change. I did not get to see everything the day I went, but loved... More 

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Musees_civilisation, Responsable des relations clients at Musee de la Civilisation, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments! Your remarks are a source of motivation and encouragement for us in our efforts to present cultures from here and elsewhere. We will make sure these comments are forwarded to the appropriate personnel. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Museum again. Have a nice day! More 

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