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“A very interesting find”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Morrin Centre

Morrin Centre
Ranked #17 of 210 things to do in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Come visit the Morrin Cultural Centre, Quebec City's best-kept secret! Built over 200 years ago as one of the city's first jail, it now houses one of the world's most beautiful libraries. This national historic site is yours to discover. Walk through foreboding jail cells and browse the books in the charming Victorian library. We also offer various events; including a Writers' Festival, concerts, readings and lectures. Consider renting the Centre as the perfect place to hold your events.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Boston
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7 reviews
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“A very interesting find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Morrin Centre is a bit off the beaten tourist path but was well worth visiting. It is a quirky combination of a historic jail, old school and present day library. We ended up having a private tour and our guide provided a great deal of history that added to my knowledge of the history of the city.

Visited June 2014
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“Nice gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

Ben was our guide and he was great. He provided lots of interesting historical information and kept everything interesting. Visited the old prison and it was very interesting. The library was very interesting as was the old chemistry lab.

Visited June 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Not to be missed tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

We ended up having a private tour of the Morrin Centre on June 12. Since it was just my wife and me we were able to see some areas that are not usually open. The old jail cells were very interesting as was the classrooms on the upper floors, which are untouched from the last time classes were taught there. We would not have found this place had it not been for another guide who told us about it on the culinary walking tour of the city, also not to be missed.

Visited June 2014
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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Don't overlook this tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

Wow! The Morrin Center was extremely interesting and we are so glad we included it on our vacation in Quebec City. Our tour guide Ben was awesome (give him a raise) as he explained in detail the history of the center. the tour is perfect for all ages and very interesting!

Visited June 2014
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Newark, Delaware
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“A very nice tour that's slightly off the beaten path”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our guide was great and very interactive, and they do a nice job. The library is impressive, and it's clear that the people here are passionate about the history of the place. It's easy to get to and worth doing....

Visited May 2014
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