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Musee des Ursulines de Quebec

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Address: 12 Donnaconna St. | (Near St-Louis), Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3Y7, Canada
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+1 418-694-0694
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This unusual museum pays a historical tribute to the deeds of Ursuline nuns...

This unusual museum pays a historical tribute to the deeds of Ursuline nuns in Quebec.

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Ursuline Museum

A brief history of the Ursulines impact on religious life and their dedication to teaching children that continues even today.

Reviewed July 13, 2016
Jessica61713
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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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Reviewed July 13, 2016

A brief history of the Ursulines impact on religious life and their dedication to teaching children that continues even today.

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Columbia MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Interesting and informative about the education of girls in times past. " Who knew" was my reaction. The living, schooling and church facilities are all worth seeing. They ask for no photo taking, but a couple of no-flash pictures were taken since few people were touring when we were there. They really should have a few postcards showing what is... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2016

This museum had displays on how the Urseline Nuns began a school in Quebec. The explanations of the pictures and objects were in French and English. The beautiful embroidery done by the nuns was so special to see up close. The videos of the nuns and students explaining their life was fascinating. The museum is in a quiet area, good... More 

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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Reviewed June 18, 2016

A glimpse of cloistered religious life that only recently ended. The chapel is a place to reflect in a setting rich with art treasures and religious decorations.

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Ayr, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2016

There is so much to see and think about. Easy to find, there is a lift for the traveller. Allow at least 2 hours. No photos allowed.

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Naples
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Reviewed May 18, 2016

Winters were particularly long and hard for th nuns who came to Québec City to care for the sick and injured. Their religious artisanery is extrodinarily intricate and beautiful.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

We have been to Quebec City a few times, but one cannot miss this Musee as it is part of the big picture of the history of Quebec City. The archival displays and information is superbly displayed with art, old photographs, furnishings and clothing of the time. The Ursulines chapel is beautiful to see. Great place to step back in... More 

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Wanaque, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2016

We actually stopped at this little gem of a museum to rest a bit after a three hour walking tour of old city; however, we were very happy to have happened upon it. It gives a glimpse into the lives of a novice to the order and a student in the school. The needlework on display is amazing and my... More 

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Reviewed April 26, 2016

Small but informative. I enjoyed my visit to this little museum and would highly recommend it. Since it is small, it's a good place to visit if you don't have a lot of time to spend seeing other larger museums. Staff were friendly and the price was very reasonable.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Generally a fan of smaller museums and this is a good one. Well-curated exhibits that are often organized in story-like flows. And given the role religious institutions played in the history of QC, the Ursulines were important and interesting players. Ask the very helpful staff for a recommendation on the order of the exhibits-1,3,2 was what she recommended and she... More 

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