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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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I am not sure what we were expecting but we we underwhelmed. Not a must see. I am impressed that... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
K M
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Houston, Texas
Not to be missed in Quebec

A fascinating place to visit. One still gets the old feeling of the jail. You can even get locked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
42wanderer
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Granville, Ohio
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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 6 days ago

I am not sure what we were expecting but we we underwhelmed. Not a must see. I am impressed that they have a five hundred year old book in the chemistry lab.

Thank K M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating place to visit. One still gets the old feeling of the jail. You can even get locked into a cell if you so desire. The library was quite a surprise. It is worth a membership. Put this on your list to see in...More

Thank 42wanderer
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so interesting taking this tour after reading the Louise Penny book with the Literary and Historic Society library located here.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting old building that was a jail, cells are still there and you get a sense of why people lose their minds in solitary confinement. Building now a library with beautiful features and rare old books. Tour last 40 minutes.

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

Hello traveloftenpals, Thanks for your comment. I am happy that you enjoyed the tour and got the chance to step back in time. Please come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

loved the history, the ambiance and how much it is like Europe. the building have so much character and the food!!!

Thank 263marcys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I went here for the tour, it ended up being a private one which was great. Has one of 2 English libraries in Quebec City. Well worth the time here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No tour for us since when we got there there wasn't going to be an English tour for a few hours so we just walked around the library section. Some really old books on display. Nice place to visitMore

Thank BelaN74
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello BelaN74, Thank you for your comment. It is too bad that you were not able to take our guided tour, but I am glad that you were able to visit our beautiful library and do hope that you sipped on some tea while there!...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a tour not knowing what to expect and left very pleased! We purchased tickets online in advance (which I would recommend) and we arrived 10 mins late but the tour waited for us since the tickets had already been purchased. The old...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was surprise to spend 1 hours there so interesting the history of it from a jail to a University The people were nice and the place and history of it was amazing the price was ok.

Thank GinDub
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an amazing visit for us. We took the English language guided tour, and our knowledgeable guide Sarah led us through the unbelievable history of this building as it moved from a Jail, to a School and finally to a Library and a Cultural...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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