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Musee de la Civilisation

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Address: 85, Dalhousie street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 8R2, Canada
Phone Number: 418-643-2158
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

This museum is characterized by its innovative and daring outlook. It...

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.

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This time around we were able to take some time and enjoy some history. The over all experience was pleasant. I left learning something new, and enjoying something's I recalled... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It may have been the time of my visit but I was not impressed with the displays. There was not enough on display of Quebec culture and more on display that really had nothing to do with a what a museum of civilization should have covered. I am glad that someone enjoyed the exhibition on dogs and cats, but really... More 

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Thank you for your input. We appreciate the comments from our visitors! Rest assured that we have sent your comments to the departments concerned. Have a nice day! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This time around we were able to take some time and enjoy some history. The over all experience was pleasant. I left learning something new, and enjoying something's I recalled from long ago.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't particularly like museums especially when the sun is shining and I am on holiday but this museum is exceptional. Firstly, you get a day ticket and can pop in and out which is a bonus. We had two free Guided tours in English: one on the history of Quebec - the other one focussed on the First Nation.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love small museums and this one was perfect the very entertaining exhibition on cats and dogs of Quebec. Really interesting history of the region .

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent displays of the history of Quebec. They put 400 years into a sensible frame and the do it in a very entertaining way. I thought this would be a quick tour but I actually spent over 2 hours and could have spent more time if I did not have other things to do.This is a great rain or snow... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had two hours here, and it was nowhere near enough time. Great museum. My favorite exhibit was Les Chats and Les Chiens (Cats and Dogs). My husband liked the earthquake simulator. Don't miss the gift shop; it is quite awesome.

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here expecting the usual museum displays but were very much enthralled with the type of displays and the way they brought you into that times perspective. A must see museum if you want a good overview of the whole Quebec adventure.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum with only two floors. There were some interesting exhibits, but this is the type of destination for a rainy day. If the weather is beautiful I wouldn't necessarily take the time to visit.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The First Nations exhibit is an elaborate story of the lived experience if First Nations. One can not moss the sadness while listening to their voices through headsets.

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Kincardine, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to spend several hours especially if the weather is not the best. I am not a museum fan so I am basing my review on my husband's reaction. He would have spent the day there if given the chance. It is a beautiful place and the displays were very well done. English and French were available on everything.... More 

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