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Musee de la Civilisation
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Quebec City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #14 of 218 things to do in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Don't miss this”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

our guide was fun and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the history, was inexpensive and the views are spectacular

Visited July 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A very interesting museum”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The exhibitions presented here are often quite original. The permanent exhibitions are alos very interesting to learn about the history of Canada. The building is very nice and located in the best part of the city. Parking in the parking lot in front of the museum is the best option sionce parking on the street may not be always easy.

Visited December 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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94 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Easy to navigate”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

We were walking around Place Royal and Lower town when we came upon the doors of the Museum. We went in to see what exhibits were on (Samurais, and another about Indigenous ppl of New Zealand) and found out it was free (this was New Year's day - we weren't expecting it to be open!). The staff was very friendly, it was very clean, the exhibits were well displayed and very interesting.

Visited January 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice Museum”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Good museum with lots of Quebec and Canadian history. We were impressed by the quality of the exhibits. A great way to spend a frozen afternoon. The cafe was absolutely excellent. We should have had a few more meals there; great value.

Visited January 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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141 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We were there to see the Samourais exhibit, and we were not disappointed - it was quite extensive and very informative, and we had a lot of fun. The souvenir shop had some very good souvenirs for this exhibits, and we not overpriced.

We also visited the "Michel Tremblay" exhibit - he is one of the most prolific writers in Quebec and his plays have been translated and played around the world. It was very interesting and the exhibit was nicely put together.

I highly recommend.

Visited January 2013
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