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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
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Great way to spend the day

We thought this would be a nice way to spend an hour or two and ended up staying almost all day. I would definitely recommend going on the guided tours as the guides were highly... read more

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

The displays were quite interesting. We were in the Aboriginal area and the display was very well done. We have widen our knowledge on their way of life. Their snow shoes, dress, homes, hunting and others

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We thought this would be a nice way to spend an hour or two and ended up staying almost all day. I would definitely recommend going on the guided tours as the guides were highly engaging and knew their stuff! We did leave for lunch as food was a bit expensive for us, but went back to see more exhibits.

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Colchester, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited with our two kids. The exhibits include the history of Quebec and history of the Inuit people. Both were interesting but a bit boring for the kids. The other exhibits were great fun for the kids. I highly recommend.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is quite large and kid friendly. They do not offer a map. The children's section is mostly downstairs. The best done part is a series of short videos to the right of the ticket counter numbered 2. Some parts are better than others. Plan to allow at least 2 hours. Adults $16.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were recommended this museum when we did a walking tour of Quebec and it is certainly worth spending a few hours here learning about different aspects of Canadian history. We visited first an exhibit about revolutions in different parts of the world which seemed rather strange. Then we went to the part about the history of Quebec and it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Packed with kids on a rainy afternoon with enjoyable exhibits although a rather small museum overall.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We saw some very thought-provoking exhibits, and ended up spending almost 4 hours there! We would highly recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We liked this museum. Plan a few hours to go through the whole museum. It is geared more towards kids with lots of interactive activities for children. Nice restaurant but pricey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Inuit exhibit is especially good--be sure to see it!! The museum is also well situated for strolling and admiring other sights in old Quebec. The current art exhibit (many public pieces, "hidden" in various spots) is very pleasing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well-done museum, and certainly a great place to visit on a rainy day like we did. The Dogs & Cats exhibit is mostly geared to little kids, but even us older folks found some fun things to look at. The aboriginal art exhibit had some nice pieces.

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