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Musee de la Civilisation

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 85, Dalhousie street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 8R2, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 418-643-2158
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

This museum is characterized by its innovative and daring outlook. It...

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.

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Fun Museum

Very diverse museum in Old Town by the water. Check out all the art galleries on the walk down. Great for kids. Lots on interactive activities. Section on dogs and cats and a... read more

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stan l
Timbuktu, Mali
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Timbuktu, Mali
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very diverse museum in Old Town by the water. Check out all the art galleries on the walk down. Great for kids. Lots on interactive activities. Section on dogs and cats and a section on nano technology. Plus more serious section on plights of First Nation people and when we were there special exhibit on Brazil (not really sure why).

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Littleton, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What better way to spend a few hours on a rainy day! We entered when it opened and although there were a few young student groups we really had no difficulty seeing everything we wanted to see. There were several exhibitions and we spent time in almost all of them. "Like Cats & Dogs"; "Observe More Than Meets The Eye";... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in the nearby Place Royale when we stumbled on this museum. We saw the exhibit on Quebec and it was great. It explained very well the history of Quebec and was very informative. Unfortunately, that was all we had time for but given the quality of the exhibit, I would imagine that the other exhibits were of the... More 

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Mexico City
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum, with very good exhibits. Too crowded for me, with lots of students, but thats the main reason of this museum, children and young people.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was not the first visit of the museum, and as usual I can say: very interesting and well made. Since there are always a few exhibitions you can be sure to find something for everybody in the family. Its easy to spent a whole day there when you have children, - without getting bored. For adults it may be... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the Musee de la Civilisation! The exhibits were fun, interactive, well displayed, and very interesting. Whilst the experience can be generally completed in 1.5hours, I would recommend 2-3 hours, as there is so much good content to take in and enjoy. The museum was great value for the price. Food at the cafe was good too! The only... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the time. Both permanent exhibits are well curated and capture both the content and spirit of a challenging history beautifully.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let's start out by saying that we have been to many types of museums, in many different places. My husband and I were positively baffled by the fact that this place is on the must visit lists in Quebec City. It is a huge place with lots of wasted space, geared towards kids. Granted there was an exhibit geared towards... More 

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We went there without realizing that this is mostly a museum for children, I guess it is nice for the little ones but not exactly a must-see or anything like that. It was also incredibly busy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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This nice small museum doesn't take much time but is worth the visit if you are interested in learning about Quebec's history.

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