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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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Worth going back a few times

Packed full of great exhibits and artifacts. Great Canadian history to be seen. Rather affordable as well. A must see if you have time. Great for all ages.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Chapleau, Canada
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Chapleau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Packed full of great exhibits and artifacts. Great Canadian history to be seen. Rather affordable as well. A must see if you have time. Great for all ages.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

i had loved at the times to roam along the river Saint Laurent, within that region around the Chateau Frontenac and in its proximity the statue of the father of the New France, Samuel de Champlin. Many excellent things to see, from the parcs, churches, museums to the old XVIIth,XVIIIth centuries buildings, which had taken its places in the Boulevard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit.You can learn the culture and history of the people of Quebec city. Shortly after our visit there was a fire so you will have to check.Good value for your money.We enjoyed the exhibits

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Ontario
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Spend an hour or two with kids in the basement ...staff are uninterested and services for English speakers ...leave much to be desired ...the science exhibit is good the childrens area for kids 10 and under is terrific and rates high in comparison to anything you would find in much larger museums across North america....go with kids

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great spot to learn more about Quebec's history. Good value for your money with 4 exhibits. Be careful in taking kids as while we were there we found one exhibit to be inappropriate for kids and teens, with no warning as it is considered "art."

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We spent a wet Saturday afternoon in this wonderful museum. It gives an excellent insight into the history of Quebec City and its people. Allow 3 hours to see the major exhibits or take the 1 hour guided tour to see the highlights. Tours are conducted in French and English. Tour times can vary so visitors should check at the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I misunderstood and though this was a museum that would cover the history and culture of Quebec City. While there, the exhibits centered around modern dance and the history of animation.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Maybe it was an illusion, that the building looked a lot bigger from the outside? Or perhaps it's due to construction? In any case, we thought that there would be more to see, and wish there was. The four exhibits that we did see were great, but they didn't take a lot of time. The most interesting for the kids... More 

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

all king of display and expositions, arts, history, hands-on, etc . some of them are temporary so check out the new one. some are permanent. plan a full day to see everything !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 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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