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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 #17 of 128 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...
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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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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15 attraction reviews
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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Montreal, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Masters of Olympus: Treasures from the Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin is a great exhibit! Tales from the anciant greco-roman gods through the eyes of Homere and Esiod! A must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My travel friend and I were doing the museum trio admission package with La Musee de l'Amerique Francophone and La Musee de la Place Royal. Great value as an individual but only worth it for the trio if you actually go to all three. Excellent discounts for students/youth/kids. All very close to each other. Currently showing an exhibit on the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We got in for free thanks to a couple that were not happy with it, however, we enjoyed the Greek Gods and the History of Quebec

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited the museum on Dec.29. It should be called the museum of Quebec, not much of civilization. The price is reasonable at $10 adults. The museum has 3 main very different areas. The ancient Greek civilization part was interesting. They offer tour headphones free of charge. The space exhibit... was good. There was another part that had old filmclips.... More 

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