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Musee de la Civilisation

85, Dalhousie street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 8R2, Canada
+1 418-643-2158
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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 City, in the heart of an historic district and close to Place Royale.
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  • Poor2%
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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 December 10, 2015

Lovely museum with lots of different exhibits that are all really well set-up. The desk staff are quite nice about speaking English as well. There were guided tours but I didn't do that. Will certainly return!

Thank Travellove414
Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

We spent a rainy afternoon exploring the museum and found it to be very interesting, although the exhibits were not what we expected. We expected to see exhibits that were mostly about Quebec and Canada but instead found exhibits on a wide variety of history....More

2  Thank EJW3
Reviewed November 24, 2015

Some interesting exhibits and a lot of information on the anthropology and history of the area. Not sure that it was worth the hefty 15 CD admission price.

Thank BernieDan
Reviewed November 20, 2015

First of all, we loved the Musee De La Civilization.So much to learn. We were fortunate enough to be there during Egyption magic. But buyer beware, we wandered in, intending to stroll our way through at a leisurely pace. AFTER we bought out ticket they...More

Thank coqui_coqui_jet
Reviewed November 18, 2015

I would recommend visiting this museum while in Quebec City. We learned so much about the history of Quebec from the historical display on ground one. The exhibition on Dance was perhaps the most unusual and inspiring we had ever seen! You must visit this...More

Thank Bonnie P
Reviewed November 14, 2015

The museum is set up on four floors and is easy to get around. The best exhibit was the First Nations and Inuit in the 21st Century. It gives you a real sense about the native culture. The Paul Bienvenu Carriage Collection includes horse drawn...More

Thank Barheat
Reviewed November 14, 2015

we spent a rainy day & were so engrossed in the exhibits, that the time flew by. we went there at 10am & left at 3pm....

Thank susanlK8769XN
Reviewed November 14, 2015

I specifically went to see the exhibit on Eygpt’s Magic. I wander several of their other exhibits which were nice but since they were nothing I was interested in they did not overwhelm me. The Egyptian exhibit did impress me. They had a wide range...More

1  Thank Joe C
Reviewed November 13, 2015

This museum is across the street or just a few blocks from most of the docks for cruise ships, so it makes an easy and great stop for cruisers. However, we visited the museum several days before our cruise ship arrived, and it was easy...More

Thank Bob-a-Link
Reviewed November 11, 2015

It was freezing the day we visited, so we spent ample time exploring the museum. At the time there was an exhibit on Greek mythology, which was fantastic. The permanent Canadian exhibit was quite good too. Definitely worth a visit.

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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 Musees_civilisation | Property representative |
approximately two to three hours
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August 13, 2016|
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Response from Dee E | Reviewed this property |
Yes. the displays in both languages. My french is pretty basic so English was a necessity.