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Musee de la Civilisation

85, Dalhousie street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 8R2, Canada
+1 418-643-2158
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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85, Dalhousie street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 8R2, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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+1 418-643-2158
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"first nations"
in 91 reviews
"cats and dogs"
in 53 reviews
"great museum"
in 57 reviews
"quebec history"
in 77 reviews
"rainy day"
in 77 reviews
"virtual reality"
in 16 reviews
"nano technology"
in 15 reviews
"permanent exhibits"
in 26 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 35 reviews
"large museum"
in 13 reviews
"visited this museum"
in 14 reviews
"great for kids"
in 13 reviews
"museum of civilization"
in 19 reviews
"few hours"
in 32 reviews
"on display"
in 21 reviews
"guided tour"
in 40 reviews
"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What is fascinating about this museum is the apparent search for identity and its place in the world that Quebec is on. It does a good job of touching on history while trying to explain why Quebec is Quebec. It also speaks to what it’s...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was much larger than I expected. The history of the region was exceptional and the special exhibitions were a lot of fun.

Thank Caitlin R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was raining on our last day in Québec City, so we thought we'd check out this museum. It was the perfect way to spend the afternoon. Usually I don't take my little one to museums, as she gets bored and the visit ends quicker...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here specifically to see the architecture as the Musee de la Civilisation is another example as to how the City of Quebec salvaged older buildings, refashioned them and saved them for posterity. When this building was constructed, two existing buildings, the Banque de...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is plenty to see and do in this museum. It is bursting with historical artefacts and information about the different peoples who have shaped Quebec throughout the centuries. It is well worth spending at least 3 hours here.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the most interesting museum I have been to in a while. There were informative displays about life in Quebec, Canadian products, and product design. Our favorite part was the exhibit dealing with perception and memory. It was fascinating! Great wa6 to spend the...More

Thank Susan G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Much of the exhibit area was on the dark side. Not all the exhibition space was open in late March. A bit pricey considering that. Fine museum store which you can access without buying tix. Coat check costs $2 each. Menu for cafe looked interesting.

Thank Valerie M
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

I loved the Tintin exposition at the Musee de la Civilisation. The expositions change often, which is nice for locals.

Thank Christophe B
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

An awesome experience, visited with my friends of MTCP. The scupltures and displays are outstanding.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We spent most of our day at the Musee de la Civilsation and due to half term the museum was really geared up with loads of children activities. The dressing up activity in the basement was with spectacular and well made outfits also for adults....More

1  Thank BasicsTouring
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Renidel
15 October 2016|
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Response from BigGandLittleT | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a coat check on the main floor, right near the ticket counter. You can't miss it.
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SileandAl
18 August 2016|
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Response from Musee_civilisation | Property representative |
approximately two to three hours
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SurferChick859
14 August 2016|
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Response from Dee E | Reviewed this property |
Yes. the displays in both languages. My french is pretty basic so English was a necessity.
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