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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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Great museum to know better about Quèbec history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Very good exhibit on the local history. The temporary ancient greek god and goddess exhibit as wonderful and informative. Our teenagers enjoyed this exhibit. The museum was under constrution.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was a great hands-on musem. Perfect for children and adults. They had a whole section on earth-sciences - geology, earthquakes, tornadoes, etc, featuring hands-on explanations of the phenomenon. They also had a great animation exhibition showing the history of the animation industry in Quebec, as well as a hands-on section for creating your own stop-motion animation with iPads. Extremely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This museum had a good history of Quebec and some other transient collections. There is a good area for kids in the basement with a tornado simulator and earthquake simulator that our daughter loved. Displays are written in English and French. The museum is also easily accessible by city bus (route 21).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We arrived on a Wednesday noon where there were not a lot of visitors, only later a group of school kids showed up, but they were well behaved and quiet. On that day, 2 exhibitions are on: Greek gods and the permanent display of the history if Quebec people. The Greek exhibition is upstairs in a well-lit and artfully arranged... More 

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