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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...more
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85, Dalhousie street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 8R2, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-643-2158
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having visited other Museums of Civilization this has very little in it. Quebec has so much history yet the story here is lacking. It is really just a bunch of unrelated artifacts with some tidbits of info to read. Super over priced!!! Girl in the...More

Thank DebbieAAA
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited this museum and found it very informative, almost to the point of too much to take in! A tip: if you're between 18 and 30 there is a reduced rate for general admission and for the special exhibit. I didn't need to provide...More

Thank mrlukenik
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Provides considerable information about Quebec and the history if its peoples in very appealing exhibits.

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Earlier today we visited the London Calling exhibition. The exhibition itself was nice, but not very well presented. We also thought that it was pretty hard to find your way around the exhibit even with the audio-guides which were informative but long at the same...More

Thank lb3003
Reviewed 1 week ago

lots of interesting exhibits in this museum. Talks about Quebec and also has some historical items here. The London exhibit was good as it has a lot of the older designers and just a lot of things british. the original sticky fingers album signed by...More

Thank JMBmelbaus
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a great afternoon here on a hot July day. Interesting displays, including a room set aside for displays on Canadian Indigenous Peoples. We spent about three hours seeing the displays before the museum closed for the day - still we didn't feel rushed,...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found it a very interesting museum that showed us a lot of things we didn't know about the Indian nations of Quebec, as well as the early French exploration and settlement. The most interesting thing for us is always the IMAX theater, as they...More

Thank Alicejones
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum had something for all ages. Our seven year old granddaughter loved The Observe experience, especially the Attic. It contained an assortment of items from glass to shells to owls and more that kept her interested for a long time. The boys loved the...More

Thank Mimi_Ann2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best museums I've visited. Worth the trip, especially if you have a family-our kids had a blast-and if it's your first time in Quebec and want to know more about the history and people.

Thank Jafoorty
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed many of the exhibits here - and especially enjoyed the air conditioning on a very hot day. Though we didn't have kids with us, perhaps the most memorable part of the museum was the downstairs section that is oriented towards families. There was...More

Thank Patricia L
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July 16, 2018|
Response from lb3003 | Reviewed this property |
At the parking tower situated just in front of the museum. The fee for the whole day is 12 Canadian dollars.
October 14, 2016|
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Response from BigGandLittleT | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a coat check on the main floor, right near the ticket counter. You can't miss it.
August 17, 2016|
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Response from Musee_civilisation | Property representative |
approximately two to three hours
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