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Come visit the Morrin Cultural Centre, Quebec City's best-kept secret! Built over 200 years ago as one of the city's first jail, it now houses one of the world's most beautiful libraries. This national historic site is yours to discover. Walk through foreboding jail cells and browse the books in the charming Victorian library. We also offer various events; including a Writers' Festival, concerts, readings and lectures. Consider renting the Centre as the perfect place to hold your events.
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44 Chausee des Ecossais | Quebe, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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"english library"
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"old jail"
in 33 reviews
"beautiful library"
in 18 reviews
"chemistry lab"
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"solitary confinement"
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"louise penny"
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"english language"
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"historical society"
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"cultural center"
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"our tour guide"
in 36 reviews
"dark room"
in 8 reviews
"periodic table"
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"jail cell"
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"great tour"
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"interesting building"
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"general wolfe"
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"minute tour"
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Reviewed yesterday

The tour of Morrin Center is conducted in either French or English. The schedule was posted outside the building.We joined the English tour and it was really fun.Got to go through the jail, science lab, ballroom, classroom and library. The guide provided a lot of...More

Thank oceangirl25
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built upon the site of an old French barrack/ prison between 1808-1813 it was the Quebec City common goal until it was converted into the Morrin College c1862. While a prison 16 people were known to have been hanged in the front of the property....More

Thank M7882EVjamesh
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec was founded in 1824. Its library is a jewel, which also contains a nice collection of English language books in this French-speaking city

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We are so very interested in art and architecture and we we very impressed with how the City of Quebec rehabilitated another prison building and included it in the National Art Museum. The appreciation for older architectural treasures is to be appreciated. So, too, for...More

Thank jer b
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I want to give this place 5 stars. It SHOULD get 5 stars, but I just can't do it. The museum is FANTASTIC, and they have put SO much work into the exhibits, but they make you go on the tour to see them, and...More

Thank emily42
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

The history and the great people that talked on the tour were full of great knowledge, that made it fun and interesting . The original prison is still there, along with the changes to a school later and its current facility now. A real awesome...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Friendly guides who brought history to life, not very crowded at all, were the only two people on the tour and loved every minute of it. So much history in one building and truly brought to life by the museum itself and the staff, extremely...More

1  Thank thenaturenerd
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Lived in Quebec city for 3 years and I didn't even know about this place. My husband being Scottish, we decided to visit that place. Crazy history and amazing english library. Prison turned into a college??? Just so many questions!!! Worth going and taking the...More

Thank Janice P
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The place is really interesting and the guided tour is worthy! You can learn about jails and a little bit about the history of Quebec. The staff is really friendly and helpful and the library a nice place to relax!

Thank MarianaGuti
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

A visit to the Morrin centre is a must when visiting Quebec. The guides show you through the former cells and coupled with the information they provide, you can actually sense how terrible it must have been in the past. The library is magnificent. Our...More

Thank amazinggraceb
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Stefanie J, Manager at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Hello amazinggraceb, Thanks for your comment. I am happy that you enjoyed the tour and got the chance to step back in time to see how prisoners lived. I hope that upon your next visit you will have more time to spend in the library...More

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M7882EVjamesh
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Hello, Would you be able to send me the link for this mistake please? I will then be able to correct it. Thanks!
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Response from Patricia A | Reviewed this property |
Quebec is easy to get around --speaking English .
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Linda I
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Response from Stefanie J | Property representative |
Hi Linda, The Morrin Centre is about a 5 to 7 minute walk from Hotel Manoir d'Auteuil. Thank you Travellove414 for your instructions on how to get to the Centre. The entrance fee for the Discovery tour is $11 for general... More
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