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Musee de la Civilisation

85 Dalhousie | (At de la Barricade), Quebec City, Quebec G1K 7A6, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
418-643-2158
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As featured in 3 days in Quebec City
Ranked #16 of 143 Attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Toronto
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely museum. The tour of the Greek exhibit was very interesting and they had an activity book for kids to use to learn more about the artifacts.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This was thoughtfully done with a number of interesting exhibits. You can become very deeply involved or just do a quick overview of any subject. I enjoyed it.

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I found the Musee de la Civilisation to be on par with museums in New York, Berlin and Paris. In fact, the exhibition of Greco-Roman gods was on loan from Berlin. The museum provided free audio tours in English and brought the exhibition to life for us. Whenever, a member of the museum staff realized we didn't understand, they immediately... More

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Philadephia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Musee is located in the lower town convenient to the cruise ship dock. While we were not cruisers, I noticed the port was right across the street. I loved the exhibit about the founding of Quebec and its history up to the Montreal Olympics. The Musee does a nice job with its temporary exhibits as well. During our visit,... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Surprisingly, physically large museum that not only very thoroughly and thoughtfully covers Quebec's history, but also much much more. The traveling exhibitions have very substantial space devoted to them. Again, much more than you'd expect. Easy to find ones way around and either explore a subject/area in great depth of just skim.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The opening exhibition is awesome, delivered using large screens and clever lighting systems, and from here one is guided through the history of the city and its people. The history itself is fascinating, and the museum showcases it expertly. This is a perfect way to find out more about the city, both for visitors and residents. I would highly recommend... More

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Boston, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We arrived before most of the crowd on a rainy day. We took a guided tour of the First Nations exhibit, which is fantastic! Then we toured the People of Quebec exhibit. We had a nice lunch at the cafe. It's a wonderful museum!

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Easton, Maryland
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We took a chance on this quirky museum and it's well worth it. Loved all the displays and found the history of Quebec fascinating. It doesn't take long to get through it but it interactive and very fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This museum has a wonderful area in the basement for kids. We got free passes from the Concierge at the Frontenac - and it was amazing. the Zeus exhibit also had a wonderful place for kids to make masks and the audio tour is set up really well so you can pick and choose what you want to listen to.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It was an excellent experience visiting the Musee de la Civilisation and I highly recommend it to those visiting Old Quebec. It's literally footsteps away and a great thing to do on a rainy day with nothing to do.

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