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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
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Virtual Reality Library Tour Amazing!!

Great museum for the family! The virtual reality nighttime library tour was quite amazing - it was set up beautifully and the actual tours were incredible! Also loved the observe... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is something for everyone here. It's a beautiful space and was not crowded when we went. There did not seem to be a lot of material here. It was a quick walk through and was interesting. It was not expensive so if you are looking for something to do, it's not a waste of time. That being said, if... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have mixed feelings about this modern building which overwhelms the contents by its architectural statement. However, the very large sections on the First Nations of Canada are excellent, well displayed, explained in reasonable detail and alone worth the moderate entrance fee.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent around four hours here. I thought the exhibts on Canadas history and native peoples were worthwhile. The exhibits did seem more interpretive than factual. The revolution exhibt was interesting but showed a strong political bias. The museum is a good intro to Canadas history especially if you arent familiar woth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum for the family! The virtual reality nighttime library tour was quite amazing - it was set up beautifully and the actual tours were incredible! Also loved the observe rooms where you had to find the keys - lots of fun!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The main reason we went to Musee de la Civilisation was the Library at Night exhibition. The subject of libraries, to be honest, has limited appeal for our teenage sons, but we thought they would enjoy the VR technology. As it turned out, the boys quite enjoyed the presentation, as did my husband and I. The content was very well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides all the wonderful historical displays of the Inuit, tech display, child friendly areas and entertainment there was an awesome virtual reality experience called the Library at Night that took you inside some of the most interesting libraries of the world! A must see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$16 seems a bit pricey for adult admission here... but if you need to keep your kids amused on a rainy day, the Musee should fill the bill. It offers rotating exhibitions - often interactive. They show a lot of imagination and ingenuity in exhibit design. But most seem to be designed to appeal largely to a younger crowd.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the Musee de la Civilisation always has interesting, informative exhibits dramatically displayed. There are several simultaneous exhibits. There is usually a children friendly exhibit, one or more locally topical and others historic and international. We've seen exhibits on Ancient Egypt, Japanese Samurai and recently an incredible virtual reality show on famous libraries (past and present) around the world. It was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of fun for both kids and adults. Guided history tour was very informative and moving. Great knowledgeable guide....Spaces are amazing and exhibits have tons of interactive games for the young.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Musee de la Civilization this past week. We were both first time visitors to this museum. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. We spent the majority of the day there and it went by surprisingly quick. If you're looking to visit the exhibition 'Library at Night' then it is in your best interest... More 

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