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Musee du Fort

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 10 rue Sainte Anne, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3X1, Canada
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This small museum chronicles the history of the city, including the...

This small museum chronicles the history of the city, including the numerous battles fought for its control.

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Worthwhile diorama show!

Small, unassuming, and doesn't appear in a lot of guidebooks. We went to see the 30-minute light/diorama show on the advice of a friend, and didn't regret it! In 30 minutes, the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the perfect thing to do first, it gives an excellent overview of the history of Quebec City and the model is really well done. Timings do vary though, dependent on school groups. Well worth doing.

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Surrey
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small, unassuming, and doesn't appear in a lot of guidebooks. We went to see the 30-minute light/diorama show on the advice of a friend, and didn't regret it! In 30 minutes, the history of Quebec City was told in dramatic fashion, and easy to follow even for kids. This was a great intro to the rest of the sights in... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This little museum condensed hundreds of years of history into a 1/2 hour video/diorama concisely explaining the major battles and military history of Quebec City. This should be your first stop in Quebec City - it puts everything else into perspective.

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Trenton, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do Not underestimate this Museum because of its size. In a matter of 35 minutes they manage to put a proper perspective on everything else you will see or do while in Quebec City. Their visual and narrative presentation of the Historic battles and those who were involved is the very essence of what French Canada is all about. All... More 

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Thank Bruce C
museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour, Wow! Thank you for your great review! It is a pleasure to read that you understood the main essence of our show. We are very proud of our product and are pleased when we see it is appreciated to its true value. Please feel free to come back and visit us anytime while your next visit to Quebec City!... More 

Spring, Texas
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324 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a history buff this museum should be on your list of things to see in Quebec City. The main feature is an audio visual diorama about the military history of early Quebec. The conflicts between the French, British and early American colonial forces is cleverly presented, well executed and very interesting to view and hear. Even for... More 

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Thank Gumgrove
museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed our show and its topic. We are very proud of our presentation and the accuracy of the events recounted. Thank you for your visit and we hope to have the chance of welcoming you again in the future. Cordially, Mélissa Desrochers General Manager More 

Markham, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The main item in this museum it a 20 minute slideshow with model of Quebec and St. Lawrence river explaining the various wars an conflicts in Quebec history. The show was excellent, however not much else to see.

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Thank Kelly O
museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour, We would like to thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed our sound and light show. We also have 2 permanent exhibits at the museum to complete the whole experience and to share some more information on the history of the city of Québec and the Musée du Fort itself. Best regards, Mélissa Desrochers General... More 

Timbuktu, Mali
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109 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Mainly a big diorama and 30 minute video on the founding of Quebec and Quebec City. Focus is on the various battles over the years starting in the 1600's to take or try and take Quebec City. Good, entertaining history lesson.

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Thank stan l
museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you very much for your positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience at the Musée du Fort. We are looking forward to have the chance to welcome you again in the future. Best regards, Mélissa Desrochers General Manager More 

Mexico City
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558 reviews
350 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Very interesting and a very good starting place to begin your visit of Quebec. The museum is very small, but the diorama presentation will give you a very good idea of the history of Quebec and Canada too.

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museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you for your review. We are happy to have contributed to your knowledge of the history of Québec City and you enjoyed our sound and light show. Looking forward to welcoming you again. Mélissa Desrochers General Manager More 

Brisbane, Australia
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90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This interesting historical presentation is best viewed after reading the story of its own history in the waiting room. The construction of the basic structure and the gathering of the history to form the background is very informative. Young folk who are used to video games might not appreciate the light show, but anyone interested in the battles that shaped... More 

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Thank Margaret D
museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you for your review. The opinion of our visitors is very important for us and we appreciate your positive comments on the show and the history of the Musée du Fort. We hope to have the chance to welcome you again in the future. Best regards, Mélissa Desrochers General Manager More 

Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The idea of this museum was great -- it brings to life some of the military history of Quebec City. This is an auditorium with a diorama with embedded lights, smoke (like from an electric train), a curved back wall for projection, and spotlights (a middle one was burned out). It must have been amazing in the 1960s.

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Thank CapeJim
museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking of your time to comment on your visit to the Musée du Fort. Up-to-date technology is used in our sound and light show to make our military history more vibrant and more tangible. The only element dating from the sixties is our model representing the city of Quebec. This master piece has been created... More 

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