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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 #17 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Port Perry, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I was disappointed. When purchasing my ticket I wasn't advised that most of the Musee was closed for new exhibits being set up. But they still charged me full price. You can't take pictures and there were no directions when entering the 2 sections that were open. So I ended up seeing things in the wrong order.

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Portland, Maine
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Which is why we went, but-- 1) The cafe is very nice, decent snackage at reasonable prices. 2) The installations varied a lot in quality but the best was incredible. 3) Staff is friendly, the place is well lit. free coat check (very nice when you're all bulked up in the winter) and 4) Your ticket allows you to come... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The exhibits were varied and not necessarily inside any museum box. There was a exhibit on video games, Haiti and the native Americans of Canada. All were well done installations and quite enjoyable.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We went on a free day which was good and the video game exhibit was a good way to entice the younger kids to go. Probably takes about 2 hours tops to see everything with kids.

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New York City
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129 reviews 129 reviews
45 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The historical aspect of the museum was excellent. The modern arts were not quite as interesting. But there is a lot to do here for the whole family. Afterwards, there are a nice array of restaurants within two blocks.

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

We went to this museum during the exhibit on the history of video games. This was a win for my 14 year old son (so much so that we went twice). We also enjoyed the earth exhibit that included an earthquake simulator and a tornado simulator. There were lots of hands-on activities for kids and I enjoyed this museum as... More

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Saint John, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We loved both the Free Spirits and Haitian exhibits; unique, thought-provoking and interesting. The video gaming section won me over with a Smurfs game that I used to play as a child. Lots of family events and a lovely gift shop.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This was a great experience. There is a great deal to see and much of it is riveting. When we were there a show about First Nations (Indican) culture was on view and it was both spectacular and very moving. There was also a retrospective of a major Canadian Artist that was propounding inspirational. This was one of the best... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

When I visited this museum they had an exhibit on former video game consoles, Haitian voodoo art, First Nations and Inuit in the 21st Century and Paris on Stage. This diversity in exhibitions is what really sets this museum apart from others. The exhibition space alone is astounding and the content is really well displayed and interpreted. This is a... More

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Locust Dale, Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Be sure to go on Wednesday for free admission (winter only) We were in town for the Winter Carnival and found the port area very scenic as well.

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