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“Educational”

Musee de la Civilisation
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$34.35*
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Quebec City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #12 of 226 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: Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed December 9, 2013

We went a few hours before they closed, but we still managed to see some interesting things. One of the exhibits was "The History of Video Games." This one was quite interesting since you could go through the different rooms, representing each generation of video game consoles, and play various games on the systems. Many older systems I had never even heard of were displayed, as well as the newer ones. This was a very entertaining exhibit.

We also took a brief look at the "Settlers of Quebec" exhibit, which we regrettably didn't have enough time to soak it all in, but we enjoyed it too.

Thank Abby334
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

Very nice museum. The displays are excellent, as are the many historical film presentations scattered among the halls. Definitely worth a two hour visit (or more depending on any special exhibits). English no problem.

Thank gregv_ma
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

This museum was a great overview of Quebec's history. Very fair in their viewpoints and comprehensive coverage of First Nations, British and French speakers and politics. I really enjoyed the artifacts selected and how they were arranged. I listened to almost all the recorded voices, they add so much personal history!

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Very interesting expositions and it is 100% worth paying it a visit. The museum has many options regarding the expositions, varying between the history of Quebec to the history of our cilivization. I can't wait to pay another visit.

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Reviewed November 29, 2013

Our group was made up of 3 generations, and we differed in our opinions of this museum. Mom, Dad and daughter were bored. Grandparents and son enjoyed the Quebec history exhibit. Son and daughter both enjoyed the history of video games exhibit.

We have traveled and visited museums pretty extensively, and this museum was old-style, with plenty of descriptive plaques to read and not much in the way of interactive exhibits. I was excited to see the Paris history exhibit, but even that was boring to me, I ended up looking at the art and leaving.

I think whether you enjoy this museum will depend greatly on how much patience you have for reading descriptive signs, and how many other museums you have been to recently for comparison. The last museum we went to was the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, which is PHENOMENAL. We left *this* place after barely an hour.

Thank NHMcQs
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