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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 #16 of 139 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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Groton, CT
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109 reviews 109 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Loved all the diverse exhibits and the monumental architecture. It can be packed with kids so I recommend a school day visit

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Forest Hills, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It is a museum appropriate for both kids and adults. Exhibits were in both English and French. We took two tours in English for both the Greek exhibit and the one on the History of Quebec. Both tour guides were excellent and were happy to answer questions. My son (13 years old) was over the moon with the Animation exhibit.... More

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New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It had several various exhibitions and I loved the one on Animations and the one on Quebec history with a focus on the aboriginal. Brilliantly done with lots of interactive experiences.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Musee is an amazing place. There are many different exhibits with tours in both French and English. Some of the permanent exhibits include a history of the French in North America while we went to an artist's exhibit and the Greek exhibit that are there just for a short while. It was a trip listening to a native French... More

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Gloucester, UK
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Main museum was interesting but was nothing out of the ordinary. Had a lot of exhibits and these were well curated. I found the main hall on Quebec a little over stuffed and could have been thinned out but the interpretation boards were full, easily digestible and informative. The First Peoples Hall was more innovative and engaging. Café was a... More

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BC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised by two major highlights. First, there was a fabulous running sequence of National Film Board short movies. These were varied, creative, clever and extremely interesting. Second, we had an amazing guided tour of the ancient Greek and Roman exhibit, with a well-presented summary of Greek mythology.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful museum: we saw a superb exhibit of contemporary Haitian art and also the animation show, which was terrific. One could easily spend 3 hours there.

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Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited two permanent exhibits to learn about Quebec: the Inuit and the history of Quebec. We took a free 1-hour guided tour of the latter; very interesting!

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Wilmington, NC
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10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The museum was a block from our hotel, and our visit provided a great introduction to the history of Quebec. The museum had a special exhibit on animation that was quite good, and we enjoyed creating our own stop-motion cartoons. We spent another hour touring the history section but did not make it to all the parts of the museum.

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There is nothing about civilization there. I do not understand why this place ranked so high by all guide books. Main exhibition is about French in Quebec and it is more like propaganda piece then actual museum exhibition. I grew up in Soviet Union and can smell propaganda in my sleep. I was surprise to see so much venom toward... More

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