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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Interesting museum but small

I think i expected it to be a bigger museum. But overall we saw a couple of interesting exhibits, kids played with hands on items in the basement room, ate in the cafeteria, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I think i expected it to be a bigger museum. But overall we saw a couple of interesting exhibits, kids played with hands on items in the basement room, ate in the cafeteria, and had good time on a rainy day. AAA/CAA card gives a good discount.

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Boston, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were told that we'd need thr whole day for this museum but did it in around 3 hours: The positive: -beautiful space and layout -well curated exhibits -exhibits for a variety of interests The constructive: -only really 4-5 exhibits in the building. We really enjoyed the People of Quebec exhibit and the Horse Power exhibit on carriages and sleds... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This museum is smaller than I expected but the exhibits are well done. Some of the artifacts are astonishingly old. The most recent reviews don't mention the fabulous exhibits on the bottom floor so let me say that my 11-year old was thrilled with all the displays. There is a wonderful "medieval" kind of realm where they can battle dragons... More 

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Wellsboro, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The displays really told the story of life in this area. If you are not of Canadian heritage it really opened your eyes to their history. If it is your heritage, what a way to see all that was done to arrive at this point and time.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Not much there. Nice facility, friendly staff. Good overview of Canadian history minus the native population which was scarcely mentioned. Several areas closed . Again, nice building.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I had been here in my first visit to Quèbec in 2002 and now in 2015 and I see how better this museum is now. During my first visit few signs and explanations were in English but that seems to have changed now. Great exhibitions about history of the city and the region, there's a very good one about dancing.... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Some great exhibits. We were there for the Greek Gods exhibit, but took in all the other exhibits, carriages and "Quebec" as well. Well worth the trip. Not expensive.

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have been to the Musee de la Civilisation twice now and both times came away knowing more than I did before my visit. Being from Texas I have no clue as to the culture of Quebec and the Musee does a nice job of painting a picture to let the outsider have a bit of an inside view of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a very decent museum. The permanent exhibit covering the history of Quebec is well thought out and bilingual. When we visited, there were excellent temporary exhibits about the National Film Board and Contemporary Dance - both were excellent. We spent just under 2 hours here - most of it in the NFB exhibit.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Exhibit in Feb 2015 was interesting with plenty description. You count a solid 2 hours. Nice building.

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