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“Good place to visit with kids”

Musee de la Civilisation
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Quebec City Museum Package Musée de la Civilisation Musée de la Place-Royale...
Ranked #15 of 211 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: Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good place to visit with kids”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Not everybody knows that there is Museum of Civilization not only in Ottawa, but in Quebec city too. One of the exhibits was about videogames with different bame boxes developed in 20th and 21st centuries. The other one we liked was about history of natives of Quebec. And third exhibit we visited was about Quebec province history. There was a lot of materials to see. There is a free wi-fi in the Museum so you can enjoy it as well!

Visited May 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Due to a rainy day in Quebec, I chose to visit the Musee de la Civilisation. And I didn't regret. A well organised museum with a great diversity makes it an interesting place for a broad audience. The staff was very helpfull and eager to answer any questions I had.

The architecture of the building makes it worth a visit just to see. Amazing how they have squeezed in this massive museum so elegantly with true respect for the old style of the city. You can pass through the building without entering the museum. But if already there, why not take at least an hour to explore the exhibitions as well?

Visited May 2013
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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
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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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