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“Fascinating small museum”

Musee des Ursulines de Quebec
Ranked #32 of 220 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.
Reviewed September 30, 2012

The Ursuline nuns have been educating young ladies here for over 200 years. This is a small museum dedicated to it's history. Well laid out and interesting, it is woth an hour of your time.
We were particularly impressed by the breadth of the education offered even back at the end of the 19th century - english, french, maths, languages, physics, chemistry, etc. Even typing, stenography and telegraphy in the 1890s!
A much more liberal education than I had expected (rightly or wrongly!) from a cloistered religious order.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

I give it only 4 stars because the building is ordinary, no sense of past. But the exhibits are very interesting. To understand what the Ursulines were all about, read the explanations next to the exhibits.

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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.

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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.

4  Thank Marlene S
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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.

4  Thank Laura3030
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