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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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“first nations” (96 reviews)
“cats and dogs” (54 reviews)
“quebec history” (78 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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85, Dalhousie street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 8R2, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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+1 418-643-2158
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great find - and to have it next door was a real treat!! We had a doscent explain the First Nations and then we toured the museum. One of the highlights of our trip.

Thank Evelyn U
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went to the museum because of all of the rave reviews that people gave the MCQ. Unfortunately, however, I was thoroughly disappointed with the collections. Each exhibit contained a random assortment of items that had little-to-no description or historical context (and those that did...More

Thank jeffrey m
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am glad I stopped in, but if you are on abtravel budget, search online for coupons, or discount days. expect to do lots of walking

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonably priced. Educational - learned a lot about Quebec! Helpful and polite staff, clean, modern.

Thank akc5455
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorry to say we were disappointed in this museum. The history of QC was well done, but focussed on business primarily. However, the childrens' interactive part was very well done.

Thank jc44
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed in this museum. We found the exhibits didn't flow well, and it could have been so much better. For example the exhibit on first nations had a very lame set up of a wigwam... There was no life size diorama to make...More

1  Thank lodoso
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm definitely spoiled by my access to NYC museums, but Musee de la Civilisation offered an intriguing blend of exhibits. When I was there, that included a "London Calling" special exhibit and a very cool gallery of objects with emotional value.

Thank barbhofmannj
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the second time we go to this museum over the past 10 years so are not well informed. The London exibition is all about fashion, art, music, very little about history which is my favorite topic. Therefore, I was disappointed but I should...More

1  Thank MarcoPolo010
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The London show included stunning full wall (at least 4) panoramic photos of the city. It was great to walk around and identify places we had visited over the years. It is somewhat unfair to say that the rest of the exhibit was disappointing as...More

Thank Carl C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge and well designed museum with many artifacts from different times. Bilingual signage and lighting activated by motion. A good mix of history and modern inventions (technology maker lab and Dallaire’s gallery). Full of knowledge very important to Canadians in the gallery about First Nations...More

2  Thank Jiaoj
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Renidel
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.
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SileandAl
18 August 2016|
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Response from Musee_civilisation | Property representative |
approximately two to three hours
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SurferChick859
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.
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