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Musee de la Civilisation

Address: 85 Dalhousie | (At de la Barricade), Quebec City, Quebec G1K 7A6, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
Phone Number: +1 418-643-2158
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Ranked #16 of 216 things to do 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...
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Type: Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Trois-Rivieres, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

From November until March of each year, the museum is completely free every Tuesday. The museum itself is just fine, but the staff seem convinced that anyone who is looking anything but straight off the cover of a magazine must be a potential art thief, I guess. I was in Quebec City for the entire month of November and went... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Always love this place. Been here a few times in my life and is always interesting. Highly recommend that you take your time with the exhibits!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Not a comment about a bad museum, just a warning that they experienced a bad fire and much is being rebuilt. The entire Inuit exhibit is closed. Be certain that renovations have been completed (Fall 2015?) before you go.

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Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Security at the museum was completely rude. The staff did not seem to be very knowledgeable about anything. This includes whether or not photography was allowed. We were told that it was permitted, then told by security that we could not take pictures. In another room we were once again told that we could take pictures, only to be approached... More 

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Pulaski, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Although I arrived late with only 45 minutes remaining before the museum closed, I enjoyed a great deal during my visit. Since it was late in the day, the staff also allowed me free admission. There are many interactive elements and surprises around every corner. Learning about the Quebec people and their journey to date in particular was quite insightful... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Very much loved the exhibitions - there was a special animation one and a historical about Quebec and the French part of North America. Highly recommended and a very low price for students - only $8 entry!

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This mid sized museum is worth a visit. While most of the museum has exhibits that are temporary, the modernist architecture in the interior is fabulous. The permanent exhibit on the history of Quebec (and Canada) is very well done. The other two exhibits I saw were sensational. The exhibit of the Ancient Greek Gods was a world class exhibit,... More 

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Markham, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

First-time visitors should check out the fascinating history of the Quebec people in this modern, comfortable museum. They have a nice little cafeteria upstairs.

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