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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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Super interesting place

This was a very interesting tour. The building has been used as a jail, a school, and a library and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Roving_Reader
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Williamsburg, VA
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Beautiful Library

While we did not take the tour, admission to the most famous part of the building, the Victorian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DantesCaulfieldGatz
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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 5 days ago via mobile

This was a very interesting tour. The building has been used as a jail, a school, and a library and you learn a lot about Quebec's history over time. There are a few steps to climb and some narrow passages. Our tour guide was excellent,...More

Thank Roving_Reader
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While we did not take the tour, admission to the most famous part of the building, the Victorian Library, is free. It is lovely inside and worth the 10 minute stop just to poke your head in and admire. Not very crowded or flooded with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely worth taking the tour. It takes about an hour. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling bibliophiles stop here for thoughtful reads in a thought-provoking library. Have teens that are Harry Potter fans? Bring them along too! Pick up a copy of Louise Penny's historical fiction based in Québec city, "Bury Your Dead" (disponible en français «Enterrez vos morts»). As...More

Thank Marquise_LA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not to be missed. Get a taste for a 19th century gaol, a 19th century university, a modern wedding venue, and a library that looks like a set from Henry Higgins room in My Fair Lady, all under one roof. And further proof that the...More

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

Hello Rob P, Thank you for the nice comment. Not only do we offer visitors the chance to see the 19th century gaol, university and space rentals, we also offer a variety of different cultural events, such as the ImagiNation Writers' Festival (held in April),...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure to check tour times before you visit. They alternate between French and English. Our English tour guide was great and answered tons of questions and gave us great insight into not just the history of the jail and library but also the city...More

Thank Becky W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and missed the last tour in English. They said we couldn't come through without being on a tour. The only thing we could do was to walk into the old library upstairs. We went into the library, and there were a few people...More

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

Hello Patricia A, Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear that you missed the last tour for the day in English. We offer about 8 different departures starting at 10 am and the last one at 5 pm (Mondays to Wednesdays) and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love history or libraries and a good story, this is the best one hour tour you will find! Bring your brain and a sense of wonder.

Thank insailor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most interesting buildings that I have toured. It was constructed as a jail, then converted to an English college (affiliated with McGill) and now it is a library and museum. We had an excellent guide who knew virtually everything about...More

Thank blincb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very small group (4) and it was ideal. Cynthia was a great tour guide and the tour was really interesting. Not only to see the jail but learn about the history of the building from education to library. A must see and...More

Thank nancydgilchrist
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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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