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Morrin Centre

44 Chausee des Ecossais | Quebe, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
+1 418-694-9147
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Take the guided tour

Absolutely great little museum. Worth to take the guided tour, as they show you the original prison... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SometimeTraveller83
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Windsor, Canada
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Interesting history and fun visit

The tour guide told us about the transition from jail to school to library, which made some of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
551melm
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Beach Lake, PA
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Come visit the Morrin Cultural Centre, Quebec City's best-kept secret! Built over 200 years ago as one of the city's first jail, it now houses one of the world's most beautiful libraries. This national historic site is yours to discover. Walk through foreboding jail cells and browse the books in the charming Victorian library. We also offer various events; including a Writers' Festival, concerts, readings and lectures. Consider renting the Centre as the perfect place to hold your events.
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44 Chausee des Ecossais | Quebe, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely great little museum. Worth to take the guided tour, as they show you the original prison and tell you about the interesting characters that were jailed. You also see the parts of the building that were used as a school. Definitely worth a visit-...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide told us about the transition from jail to school to library, which made some of Quebec City's history more interesting.

Thank 551melm
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 551melm, Thanks for your comment! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour and do hope that you were able to spend some time in the library once the tour ended. Thanks again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Get away from the crowds and go to the Morrin Centre in Upper City. It's a beautiful place with a fascinating history. It's essentially three parts: an old jail, a former university, and a current library. The tour is about an hour long, and you...More

Thank mikesmiller83
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi mikesmiller83, Thank you for the nice comment! We are happy that you and your wife enjoyed the guide and their tour of our historical site! Hope to see you back soon for a visit! Have a great afternoon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this fascinating place in the center of Old Quebec. The history is fascinating and the tour guide was amazing. She knew so much and shared so many interesting facts. From the remnants of the old jail to the university, to the current, functioning...More

Thank m0dent
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello m0dent, Thank for your nice comment! I hope you were able to enjoy the library a bit more after the tour was over. Come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

As a new visitor to Quebec City, I absolutely loved this Victorian Library. Now, as a resident and anglophone, I often come here to work. There is nothing quite like the smell of wood and books. So much history and character. Plus, it is the...More

Thank Pamela M
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Pamela M, Thank you for the nice comment! I am so happy to hear that you love our library just as much as the staff does! Did you know that you can become a member of this wonderful Society for only $20.00 (individual membership)...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been a member of the Quebec Literary and Historical Society (housed at the Morrin Centre) for many years and am proud to support their endeavors in preserving the English speaking faction that contributed in so many ways to the development of our beautiful city....More

Thank SandraQuebec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this site twice in the last month. Once with my husband and then with my grand-daughters who are age 15 and 13. It is most interesting and of great historical value. The visit of the first jail of Quebec City is full of...More

Thank MgagneOttawa_Ontario
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello MgagneOttawa_Ontario, Thank you for the nice comment. I am happy that you were able to visit the Morrin Centre twice in the last month and hope that your husband and grand-daughters enjoyed the tour! Thanks again and please do come back for a visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Former prison turned into College turned into Library. What's not to love about that. Tour takes about an hour and if you are lucky you will be in a small enough group to ask whatever you want to know about the place....and there is a...More

Thank Spaceman_Lee
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Spaceman_Lee, Thanks so much for the nice comment! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour and were able to ask alot of questions. Please come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sarah was a fabulous guide around this museum, which took in the old jail and penal reforms, the stunning library with Wolfe's well-travelled statue, and parts of the college including the science lab from the days when it was a college. The history and her...More

Thank Stephaniall
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Stephaniall, Thank you so much for your nice comment. We are lucky to have such a wonderful team and are happy that you enjoyed the tour and Sarah's telling of it! Thanks again and please do come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Morrin Centre has a very interesting history of being a jail in the early 1800s and public executions were conducted immediately in front of the building. It has since changed its focus and I believe is now a cultural centre. There is a nice...More

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Linda I
2 June 2016|
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Response from Stefanie J | Property representative |
Hi Linda, The Morrin Centre is about a 5 to 7 minute walk from Hotel Manoir d'Auteuil. Thank you Travellove414 for your instructions on how to get to the Centre. The entrance fee for the Discovery tour is $11 for general... More
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