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“Become a Nun”

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.
Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Become a Nun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

This small yet elegant musuem "walks" you through the process of becoming and then living as a nun with photos, artifacts, audios, diaries and more. Don't miss the affiliated church with the tomb of the founder of the convent.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Lakeland, Florida
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410 reviews
241 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Embroidery was fantastic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

The embroidery samples in the museum were breathtaking! The detail, and the hours upon hours that must have gone into each piece were mind boggling. This is a very small museum, but definitely worth a look.

Visited May 2014
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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Don't miss!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

We made arrangements in advance for an English-speaking tour of this Museum, and were treated to a wonderful, insightful and enriching visit. The guide (Matthew) was most knowledgeable and generous with time and information. His narrative and the displays together made this a memorable visit.

Visited May 2014
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Montreal
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187 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Nice artifacts but not much to this museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

The museum commemorates the presence and work of the Ursulines order of nuns in Quebec City. Well-done and informative, with some excellent artifacts and good video guides throughout. However, the visit left us wanting more. In fairness, some of the spaces were not available to visit during the winter.

Visited February 2014
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Brazil
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111 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
“Flight to the history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

When you are coming in Museum you don't imagine the quantity of treasures are in interior. Those are histories with many tears and loneliness, but with many discoveries too, including the power of to make art with your hands. You walk for all the space and objects and stay imagining how was the life in that century. When you look over the window, you can see the tombs of the Ursulines, is unbelieveable and since that moment you belive more what lived their girls.

Visited November 2013
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