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Morrin Centre

44 Chausee des Ecossais | Quebe, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
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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"
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"beautiful library"
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"chemistry lab"
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"solitary confinement"
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"english language"
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"louise penny"
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"historical society"
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"cultural center"
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"our tour guide"
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"dark room"
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"periodic table"
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"jail cell"
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"great tour"
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"interesting building"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide was Anthony and his professionalism mixed with enthusiasm was on point. This is a must see tour!

Thank email26383
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was on of our stops on the walking tour of Quebec. The docents dress in period costumes and lead you into the building, which was once the local prison. Interesting history and stories. The tour ends in the library part. very enjoyable.

Thank josch1122
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is s great historical tour of a prison turned college turned library. Walking down stairs they’ve preserved the jail cells with original walls and floors, even the chains that prisoners were shackled to. You can try the solitary confinement cell. Much of the building...More

Thank Debby R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank oceangirl25
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

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

Thank MarySoderstrom
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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

1  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

1  Thank TravelAngelika
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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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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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Quebec is easy to get around --speaking English .
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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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