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Musee de la Civilisation
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Quebec City Museum Package Musée de la Civilisation Musée de la Place-Royale...
Ranked #15 of 214 things to do in Quebec City
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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: Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Don't miss it!”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Beautiful Moshe Safdie building. Imaginative exhibits. Interactive - very suitable for kids. We went there with our grandsons who enjoyed it thoroughly. A great place to spend two or three hours.

Visited April 2013
Thank Philip S
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Calvi, France
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48 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“E Tu Ake : Maori Standing Strong”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

I only visited the Maori exposition, because I didn't get the time. Very impressive, I learnt a lot about this civilisation, and the presentation, guided tour was so interesting. I recommand it to everyone who's into history, culture, language, traditions.

Visited April 2013
Thank Lea D
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Durham, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“this museum is one-of-a-kind”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

this quebec city museum is a wonderful destination for everyone...my husband and i used to bring our 4 children to this museum several times a year while staying in our condo in the city beginning in the year 2000...it was always a highlight of our trips...as they outgrew the hands-on and dress-up activities they grew into the many permanent and temporary exhibits, many of them inter-active...most explanatory information is in french and english...my husband and i have always enjoyed the historical, cultural, and art-based exhibits...it is a perfect escape for a hot, cold, rainy, or snowy day...the cafe is a delight with beautiful views of the saint lawrence river and reasonably priced, home-style food...the old port location and museum roof terrace (open in the summer) are fun to explore after your museum visit...enjoy!

Visited February 2013
Thank marjorie w
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Portland, Maine
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78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A lovely history of Quebec City”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We really enjoyed all of the artifacts on display from the beginning days of Quebec and the amazing sense of history that they got across through both exhibits and video reenactments of the time period when Samuel de Champlain first came to Quebec City. The 3D film that shows in both English and French about Champlain was not only captivating but we learned so much.

The arched basement was really a fun place to try on clothes from the Colonial period and see the way people lived back then.

Visited April 2013
Thank CindyFW
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Quebec City, Canada
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A place to visit!”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

A museum as unique as its location, right on the St. Lawrence river side. The museum is dynamic and offers great exhibitions all year round

Visited October 2012
Thank LadyfromQuebec
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