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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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Ranked #19 of 142 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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Raleigh, NC
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199 reviews 199 reviews
18 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

If you have a couple of hours in Quebec City, don't miss this great museum. There are various special exhibits, but we went primarily to see the history of Canada and Quebec, which involved a kind of journey through the decades, complete with objects and artifacts, brief videos you watch along the way with sitting stations and headphones, and some... More

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Sligo, Ireland
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68 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

I learnt so much about the history of Quebec! Everything was well laid out with lots of little exhibits and things to watch. The Haitian art exhibit was fantastic, very eery. Found one staff member rude, unfortunately, but everyone else was polite and informative.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

I never could understand the Greeks until now. This exhibit from Berlin was able to address the missing piece. Hhhhjjkl,mnbvcxzzwertyyuuiiopppoo

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Cunha
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118 reviews 118 reviews
66 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The museum is very interesting and the opportunity of our visit we saw three very interesting and well mounted exhibitions: Greek and Roman Gods, animes and about the history of Québec

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The museum, located on the edge of the (lower) old city and close to the cruise ship terminal, draws a large crowd that can make it somewhat hectic to navigate or to contemplate specific exhibits. At the time of our visit there was major construction in progress and several galleries were closed due to damage from a recent fire. The... More

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San Ramon, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

WE found this exhibit to be very interesting. The films and displays about the history of Quebec were informative and explained why their language and culture is so important to them. The Olympus exhibit was quite interesting and informative. WE didn't realize the Homer is not a real person but a conglomeration of other poets of the time. Fascinating display.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had one day where it rained most of the day. That day, we decided to go to this museum. We got there shortly after it opened and left close to 5pm! Had no idea we spent that much time in there. If you don't know much about Canada's history, which was our case, this was very interesting. We also... More

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Yardville, New Jersey
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39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Nice Museum...a very good orientation about the people and their culture. My wife and I enjoyed this Museum a lot. Oh, by the way...the Ecolobus travels to all the major Quebec attractions. It is an electric shuttle. It costs two dollars per ride. No change is given so have some ready before you board. It is a quick and economical... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

...but not exceptional. To give them credit, they had just experienced a fire and were carrying on with reduced admission prices.

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stopped in, simply to see the Treaty of Paris but enjoyed wandering around the Quebec exhibit which had pieces from Quebec's history. Some were familiar while others were new to us, overall good value for money and it was very neat to see such old, prominent documents such as the Treaty of Paris.

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