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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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Nice, not WOW

Nice museum and everyone who worked there was so polite and helpful but the museum itself was not "WOW"

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Westchester County, New York
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Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Nice museum and everyone who worked there was so polite and helpful but the museum itself was not "WOW"

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Been there with the kids during their March break. And I have to say that they loved it! They've tried the earthquake experience as well as the tornado simulation and were impressed. They even disguised themselves at the "il était une fois" activity.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A little expensive for my taste ($16 per adult) and not really great exhibits. We went for the Magic in Egypt exhibit and it was pretty basic. The best exhibit we saw had antique carriages and sleighs - THAT was interesting and kind of saved the day for me. Guess it would be good for a rainy day. I wouldn't... More 

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mercersburg, pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We spent a memorable two hours at this very impressive site. The stepped design of the museum offers first rate views of the Old Port district. We caught a large and fascinating exhibit on modern dance and movement.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

There was a very interesting exhibit from Egypt. I would suggest that you check before going on what exhibits are available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We visited many museum in Quebec City and they were all very good, but this one was the at the peak of our experiences due to the well-structured design of their exhibits. The exhibits on People of Quebec and Animations were educational and entertaining, but Rebel Bodies about contemporary dance was one of the best I have recently seen. It... More 

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Large museum that features the accomplishments of civilization. Of course, what makes this museum unique is its exhibit dedicated to Quebec civilization. There is, however, an pretty impressive section of Egyptian art and artifacts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We popped into this museum as it was opposite our hotel - it was very large with a wide range of different exhibitions. The current Egyptian magic exhibition was superb, beautifully laid out and informative. The shanty town exhibition is interesting and thought provoking - there is also an opportunity to contribute to a collaborative art installation. The weather and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

The museum is a bit small, and doesn't really live up to its name. With a name like the 'museum of civilization' one expects a lot more. That being said, it's very well kept and not a bad place to spend indoors during a hot summer day. The horse carriage exhibit was my favorite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Excellent, really worth a visit, did not visit the Egyptian exhibition as we had extensively visited Egypt. A really good insight into the short history of Quebec with many other varied exhibits to explore.

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