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Musee de la Civilisation

85, Dalhousie street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 8R2, Canada
+1 418-643-2158
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This museum is characterized by its innovative and daring outlook. It defines itself as a seat of knowledge and ideas, a museum endowed with valuable collections, an education centre and a living memory. It is located in the region's capital, Quebec City, in the heart of an historic district and close to Place Royale.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
85, Dalhousie street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 8R2, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-643-2158
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum on a snowy afternoon in February 2018. My interactions with staff were positive. There are interactive elements in most exhibitions. I was here on a Wednesday from around noon until about 4:30, and that includes a coffee break in the...More

Thank Christina S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

February is a perfect month to visit the museum. Always great exhibits. Take 2-3 hours and enjoy. The Michele Dallaire is the topsMore

Thank Hazel D
Musees_civilisation, Responsable des relations clients at Musee de la Civilisation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Thanks for your comment! It's always a pleasure to read our visitors. Hope you'll be able to come again at the end of this month to discover our all brand new exhibition starting February 28th " Secrets Uncovered: 400 Objects, a World of Emotions"....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Last year they had everything concerning Tintin. Many exhibits are shown at the same time, always something for the children.

Thank Mary Louise E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by on a recent trip to Quebec. While the museum does offer a chance to learn more about Quebec and Canada's history in general, it also explores the human experience, albeit with a Candian slant. I loved the exhibit on the brain, and don't...More

1  Thank fultonferry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a visitor with little knowledge of the history, it was the place to go. Wonderful exhibits with lots of dimensions. Start here.

Thank GreenMtGirlie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are always humbled by new learning. As a Michigander we are aware, if not appreciative, of our neighbour to the North. The revelations of the Musee gave new appreciation for our Northern neighbours and the long (for this continent) history. This is includes a...More

Thank BusFamTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the museum to see a touring exhibition of the work of Tin-Tin creator Hergé and became so enchanted by his story boards that we almost overlooked the museum’s main exhibition on the first floor, “This is our story…First Nation and Inuit in the...More

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice exhibits and roomie. By only concentrating on fewer concepts you get a better depth of each subject.

Thank jakesamdad
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This museum really specializes in the history of Quebec and then always has crazy exhibitions from a wide range of interests. It is definitely worth a visit. I recommend 'The People of Quebec: Then and Now'. It's a great historical look at the region and...More

Thank Colby K
Musees_civilisation, Responsable des relations clients at Musee de la Civilisation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Thank you for your comment! It is always a pleasure when our visitors take the time to write to us about their experience at the Museum. Maybe you missed it, but we do actually have a restaurant in the Museum, which is called Café...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We had just completed a walking tour and felt it lacked a little on Quebec City history, so visited this museum later the same day. We were lucky to arrive just as one of the free guided tours of the Quebec City exhibit was starting...More

Thank Cretto
Musees_civilisation, Responsable des relations clients at Musee de la Civilisation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for your comment! We are glad that you enjoyed the tour! Our guides have a lot of interesting additional infos they are eager to share with the public. Hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you again, - Véronique -

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15 October 2016|
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Response from BigGandLittleT | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a coat check on the main floor, right near the ticket counter. You can't miss it.
18 August 2016|
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Response from Musees_civilisation | Property representative |
approximately two to three hours
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14 August 2016|
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Response from Dee E | Reviewed this property |
Yes. the displays in both languages. My french is pretty basic so English was a necessity.