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Musee des Ursulines de Quebec

12 Donnaconna St. | (Near St-Louis), Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3Y7, Canada
+1 418-694-0694
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Lovely museum

This museum is a snapshot of what life was like for young women at this school in early Quebec... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Margaret D
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Ottawa, Canada
Enlightening (and touching) experience

This was my first visit in 20+ years back at the Ursuline convent. What a wonderful change is the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Niwotois
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Boulder, Colorado
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12 Donnaconna St. | (Near St-Louis), Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3Y7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a snapshot of what life was like for young women at this school in early Quebec City. It is well laid out and has displays that keep you interested in what their day to day life was like. The needlework and lacework...More

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit in 20+ years back at the Ursuline convent. What a wonderful change is the new museum. First, a caveat. This is not a flashy or wide-ranging experience, so if you are not interested in the history of a girls' school...More

Thank Niwotois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised by how well this museum was put together. It gives a lot of information on what life was like for the students of the boarding school under the care of the nuns. I usually only skim the labels and explanations, but...More

Thank The_Traveling_Expat
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful building and a great place to learn and understand the way catholic nuns lived. Some very nice items exhibited.

Thank kartikmexico
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Wonderful little museum we stumbled upon on a rainy day. We do with the chapel was open but they gave us a free book with pictures and history.

Thank C R
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We visited in the summer and really enjoyed our visit to this little museum. It takes you through what it was like at the convent and school through history, with many unique and interesting artifacts. May not be great for a lot of kids, but...More

Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Peaceful, stunning architecture, you can sit and relax and enjoy the serenity of the church, the wood work and carvings are amazing

Thank MHarbert
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I read a lot about this before going and was a little disappointed, I expected more form the promise of the embroidery and the stained glass windows. It was very interesting though.

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We knew very little about how the Catholic schools survived or didn't survive in Quebec. This Musee and the monastery were fascinating, and the best treat was the singing of the elderly nuns in the early evening.

Thank savannahsandy
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was a fabulous, small museum. It is very impressive to see how these nuns made a school that taught girls more than the usual female education in those times. They learned chemistry, astronomy, etc! The items they used to teach these courses are very...More

Thank Pamela D
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