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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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As featured in 3 days in Quebec City
Ranked #18 of 144 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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Vancouver, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
33 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Didn't spend much time on the permanent exhibits. Interesting to get a feel of Quebec culture but nothing particularly amazing. Special exhibit on Greek and Roman gods was good. Didn't get the best stuff from the Berlin Museum but still a good collection that covered 12 chosen gods...some more familiar than others It is pricey so not on your bucket... More

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New York City, New York
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Didn't plan on spending over 3 hours there but time flew. Wonderful they provided a device that would give you the history of what you were seeing. Tremendous variety of exhibits. Multi Museum pass a great bargain for Museuming on a rainy day.

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The National Film Board exhibit was my favourite. The lobby is quite interesting with its illuminated rotating rock like object suspended from the ceiling. The gift store had some interesting novel objects for sale.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This museum had three main very different areas that did not seem to have any common theme about them. The ancient Greek civilization part was interesting, but having seen the NYC exhibits, it can;t compare to that. Other people seemed to enjoy it. The Haitian exhibit was filled with bright colorful Haitain artworks. I did enjoy this part. There was... More

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Madison, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We wondered into this museum because it was new since we were last in Quebec. We hadn't read TripAdvisor about it beforehand but I'm not sure any of the reviews I just read would have prepared us for it. It's a decidedly odd museum in that it does not appear to have an underlying theme other than "human civilization." I... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It wasn’t our goal to attend this museum, but we had some time to kill and it was right next to our cruise port. I had remembered that it received good TA reviews, and sure enough, it did not disappoint. The facility is large, clean, modern, and the exhibits well presented. During our July visit, I particularly enjoyed the Haitian... More

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Tampa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a very new museum. The day we went they had an ongoing exhibit for history of animated short films. They were extraordinary films shown in multiple viewing areas each showing an unending succession of the films with comfortable viewing areas. My wife and I did not get out of this exhibit so I cannot say what the rest... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I am not much of a museum goer but had a great experience here . Learn lots. Exhitbits were well "labelled"

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This museum caters to families so if you are an adult it is a little lack luster. They have workshops and programs but when we were there there was only one exhibit worth visiting and it was hardly worth the sixty dollars we spent to get in. The gift shop features some excellent jewelry by local designers at affordable prices.

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Toronto
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a lovely museum. The tour of the Greek exhibit was very interesting and they had an activity book for kids to use to learn more about the artifacts.

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