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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%
  • Average10%
  • 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 3 days ago

Be sure to watch the video at the end of the Quebec history exhibit. Very interesting. Exhibits appeal to varied age groups. It was a busy Saturday but it wasn't a problem seeing any of the exhibits. Great museum.

Thank RamblinRoseNC
Reviewed 3 days ago

On a recent visit we found that there was more to see than we had time to see - unfortunately. The exhibit about the human brain is fascinating and quite well done in its set up and inclusion of information. It's definitely for adults and...More

Thank wagmore2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All of the employees are very charming. The museum itself is a "must-do" in Quebec City, and the exibits are changing on a pretty regular basis: every visit is different. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank genevieve r
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend, interactive and interesting. Saw the Herve exhibit and the awesome one on cats and dogs. Well curated and organized. Totally bilingual in French and English.

Thank myrna415
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Most of the museum is a bit contrived (cats & dogs??), but the section on Canada's First Nations is really fine. There are lots of interesting artifacts, good geographical and historical framing, and lots of voices of the current leaders who helped to create the...More

Thank profnancy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent aviu two hours there because we need the pick up a train, but the museum is really very nice and has expositions for all kind of public. We attended the Herge exibhtion and two others that were really nice and the kids have...More

Thank Julia C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 hours in the museum, there is a lot to see with plenty of interactive exhibits. The museum is broken up into distinct areas, with different exhibits. The Brain and Cat/Dog exhibits were particularly interactive and People of Quebec contained a wide variety...More

Thank godinfam4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with our young kids. Children 11 and under were free. We spent a few house seeing two exhibits. The cats and dogs one was geared towards young children with hands on activities, some active stations, and a craft station. Would not pay extra for...More

Thank petuniaowen
Reviewed 1 week ago

A museum that always has something new. While this year was a big Herge exhibit which was an additional fee (this is new) was not of real interest upon arrival, I did the tour (avail in French and English) ...well done and made me go...More

Thank tj v
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here only because I was given a guest pass and for some reason was expecting a rather stodgy conventional collection of exhibits. Wrong! Fun and varied exhibits ranging from First Peoples culture to an interactive experience about nanotech to an overview of the...More

Thank KVTraveler
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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.