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Musee de la Civilisation

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Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 85 Dalhousie | (At de la Barricade), Quebec City, Quebec G1K 7A6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 418-643-2158
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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. Schedule and Fees available on our Web Site.
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The Musee is in the Lower Town. The travelling Egyptian history and art exhibit was quite interesting and worthwhile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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St. Albert, Canada
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St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Musee is in the Lower Town. The travelling Egyptian history and art exhibit was quite interesting and worthwhile.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

An incredibly modern and interesting museum in the center of the old town. The perm and temp exhibitions were educational and well presented.

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Annandale, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It's a nice museum but I expect it might depend on the visiting exhibits. There's a permanent exhibit that gives a nice history of Quebec. Good to be reminded of the challenges of French speaking residents. There was a visiting Aztec exhibit which was really cool. There is a small old carriages exhibit, a visiting shanty town exhibit and a... More 

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Hartsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is a must. It is creative and innovative. The exhibits were done beautifully and were very different then the run of the mill museums. Highly recommend it.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Have you heard the term - francophone? Wonder what this means? Why did so many French speakers vote for separation of Quebec from the rest of Canada? You will understand this when you tour this museum. We spent over 4 hours here and by the way loved the food in the museum's restaurant.

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Theresa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We happen to be in town when the museum was featuring an exhibit of ancient Egyptian items. Very cool exhibit and a very nice museum. Expected bigger, more like the Smithsonian, but not disappointed.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We were so lucky to take 2 tours at this museum One about the Magic of Egypt. Our guide was so passionate about her subject it was a pleasure to be on the tour. The other tour was about the history of the Quebec and the changing of the leadership.. the tour was a must.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went in search of Inuit art. But that exhibit was temporarily closed. Instead we saw their "Egyption Magic" exhibit with a tour guide whose presentation was absolutely fascinating. We spent an hour or so with him, then went back on our own for more.

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Cool place if its raining out or looking for a museum to check out. Nothing wrong with this museum, however ones experience depends on the exhibitions on display. I'm not into Dance. But they did an amazing exhibition on dance. Also, pretty good introduction on the history on New France. @16$ per person, you might not like it. Or you... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My family of 4 (boys 7 and 11) visited a few exhibits at this beautiful museum. We also had a snack and drink in the outdoor seating area. The Egyptian magic was interesting, especially with our boys interest in Percy Jackson and Greek gods (some of the tales are very similar). We also visited the animation area, which the boys... More 

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