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“Education in Quebec”

Musee des Ursulines de Quebec
Ranked #31 of 210 things to do in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This unusual museum pays a historical tribute to the deeds of Ursuline nuns in Quebec.
Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Education in Quebec”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

This is an excellent museum: it combines the history of the Ursuline order of nuns and the history of education in Quebec. Read as much as you can; there are fascinating insights into other local history too.

Visited May 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“From the BC Coast!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

So lovely and serene! I love the way it's been designed and the careful selection of texts and the materials they used.

Visited June 2011
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4 Thank Marlene S
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Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Interesting piece of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the museum. The history of the 1600s was most interesting to me because my ancestors came from France to Quebec and onto Montreal between 1650 - 1660. But even without this connection, the museum is a wonderful dedication to education and women so long ago.

Visited February 2012
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4 Thank Laura3030
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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not your average museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2011

I visited it partly due to the comments I read on Trip Advisor and I'm very glad I did. It provided a glimpse into a life in the past before the age of universal education or feminism. This was one of the few places that young girls could receive a well rounded education and where women (i.e. the nuns) could spend their lives doing what they loved to do - teach. Made up of artifacts and recorded memories from the past, it is a fascinating visual description of the richness of education in the previous couple of centuries. And one doesn't have to be an RC to learn from it and enjoy the experience!

Visited July 2011
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6 Thank I_always_notice
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vancouver BC
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Visiting the Ursuline Museum in Quebec City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2007

A place to appreciate the dedication of these fine Nuns who educated the children of their New France home for many years and taught all the refined elements of the Quebec culture. You may view some of the best examples of needlework in North America at this museum.The Sisters and guides are very helpful in answering any questions about the order, it is a place to visit without question if interested in the history of Quebec and the work of Catholic educators.

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5 Thank darcyvancouverBC
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