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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 141 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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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 NEW

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

...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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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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73 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We were on an excursion from the cruise ship Balmoral. Unfortunately the heavens opened and we got totally drenched just walking along the boardwalk to view the falls. They looked impressive through the mist, but take a tip ~ do not go if it is raining! The visitors lodge, though is welcoming.

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Cadillac, Michigan
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15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

While staying in Basse-Ville, near the museum, we spent several hours on a rainy day visiting the museum. We most enjoyed the permanent exhibit on the history of Canada (and particularly the history of French-speaking Quebec. It was very educational and has inspired me to do some reading to learn more about our neighbor to the north. Also of note:... More

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Portland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This museum is a good stop near the beginning of a visit to Quebec. With multimedia, displays and roaming docents, it provides a solid backgrounder for other things a visitor will see and hear about around town: the Plains of Abraham, the national identity of Quebecois, the ups and downs of the Catholic Church, and the friction between English and... More

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North Vancouver
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Overall this museum wasn't all that inspiring to me but it was incredible to see the actual Paris Treaty documents under glass. On loan for a very brief time, this treaty formalized Quebec as a British colony and was signed by the French, English and also the Spanish who had interest in the area back in the day!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A stone's throw from my hotel, I didn't realize I'd be this close, but it was a nice surprise and a rich cultural experience. The film animation exhibit was educational and entertaining, showcasing a variety of creative works from little-known artists.

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Darien, Connecticut
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38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This museum is a great one to come in and experience for your self! On one side of the museum you have this beautiful exhibit of greek mythology that you are able to walk around your self or take the guided tour. My husband and I did the guided tour and we were extremely pleased with our tour guide! He... More

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