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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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Excellent Museum

This is a well kept spacious museum. We didn't have time to look at all the exhibits but the Library at Night was sensational - not to be missed. The Indigenous people was... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a well kept spacious museum. We didn't have time to look at all the exhibits but the Library at Night was sensational - not to be missed. The Indigenous people was very interesting and we enjoyed the Uprising exhibition as well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A waste of time and money. Hyped in the tour books and I could not figure out why. "History" exhibits were mosty PR for the leftwing socialists.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent the afternoon and enjoyed the two exhibits where we chose to spend our time because we were really mostly interested in the exhibits that enhanced our visit. We chose the exhibits that highlighted the history of the Quebec area and the indigenous tribes that are important to understanding the history and current environment in Quebec. The exhibits were well... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Watch out for huge school groups or Cruise ship tours! The building is very fine but sometimes it was hard to find a good chunk of interest inside the very "arty" space.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were completely satisfied with this museum. While many of the exhibits were very interesting, a couple were only mediocre . Still, this was a highlight of our trip. We arrived at opening and there were few people in the museum the day we visited. We spent about 4 1/2 hours here.

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Burlington, VT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved the 11 global library virtual reality tour. Something for everyone in our tech family, teens included. Uprising x 25 was an inspiring, intense look at social action as many small and large actions can make a difference. Plus an interactive exhibit on nano-technology was right up our alley.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this museum quite a few times and never get bored, it is an absolute must to visit, especially if you have kids, or, young adults or if you are just interested in learning a bit more about QC and Canada in general!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is worthy of a visit, and especially good on a cold, rainy day. We visited 3 exhibits and all were good -- but the virtual reality 3-D "The Library at Night" was outstanding & extremely creative. Very much the new frontier in museum exhibitions!

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Musee de la Civilization has lots of different exhibits to choose from. You could literally spend all day here. We chose the area focusing on the first peoples and the effects of European settlement. The exhibits were very well done. Free guided tours are available at certain times. Came away with a good understanding of the different native tribes and... More 

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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum opened my eyes in so many ways. The museum-lover in me was impressed by the variety and quality of exhibits....virtual reality, videos, hands on exhibits for kids, and narration with artifacts. The rebel in me loved the Revolution exhibit, telling of ways large and small that people are questioning and altering the political realities of their countries. The... More 

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