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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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Gem of Quebec

Full of interesting exhibits for all ages, I always look forward to visiting this museum. If traveling by car, you can part in the lot by the port and then cross the street to get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was a very mellow place to spend a couple hours. We would say overpriced. AAA card gets you into 2 other museums for the price of one. Lots of child friendly space but we didn't come with the grandkids.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in learning more about Old Quebec this is the a great pace to tour. They have some artifacts from the 16-1,800's. Not a very interactive museum. We did not spend time at the Egyptian exhibit as were were not interested win seeing that while we were there. Read about the exhibits before you go. It is... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I live in Quebec City so we decided to visit something local that we rarely go to. Now I know why we never go there. 4 of the 6 exhibits were really really boring. The Egyptian exhibit was slightly interesting but too many small pieces. The mummies were very exciting though. The other interesting exhibit was "Horse Power" which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Full of interesting exhibits for all ages, I always look forward to visiting this museum. If traveling by car, you can part in the lot by the port and then cross the street to get to the museum. If you have small kids, be sure to take them to the lowest level for a play-based experience.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing time there!!! Our guide was very patient and knowledgeable about the Egyptian Exhibit. There was also the national film board exhibit, which was quite amazing and hands on for kids of many ages. The staff was very friendly and welcoming.

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Mesuem was very nice, although i found it to be quite small for a museum. The exibits were interesting. I got ti see the egyptian expo which i loved, very nice lots of things to see and read, even a real mummy to see, only down side is you cant take pictures of the egyptian expo :(

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Laval, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great to visit when it's a rainy day. Not a fan of museums. Did appreciate the Egypt and the Quebec history. You can bring your lunch and eat in the museum. Parking just in front of the museum in the old port. About $12 for the day. You can leave the museum and come back later in the day...tickets are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A great place to spend an afternoon. During our last visit there was quite a bit of construction, which is now complete. The Egyptian Magic exhibit was well worth enduring a bit of a crowd. Likewise, there was live music in the lobby playing traditional Egyptian music; it was a really nice touch. The "Horse Power" exhibit displays horse drawn... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great exhibit on Egypt! Loved the set up! It was jammed packed throughout this entire exhibit reading all the facts! The only thing I noticed was that it was not clearly indictated when you walk in to the exhibit to see the horse drawn carriages that no photographs are to be taken. I didn't fully comprehend either as to why... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We spent an afternoon at the Musée de la Civilisation while we were visiting Quebec. It it quite large and takes a few hours to visit all the exhibitions. We managed to see the following; Frame x Frame - a fascinating look into animated film, from very basic animations, to quite sophisticated short films, which were also a little confronting.... More 

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Additional Information about Musee de la Civilisation

Address: 85 Dalhousie | (At de la Barricade), Quebec City, Quebec G1K 7A6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 418-643-2158
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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