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Musee des Ursulines de Quebec

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Address: 12 Donnaconna St. | (Near St-Louis), Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3Y7, Canada
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+1 418-694-0694
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This unusual museum pays a historical tribute to the deeds of Ursuline nuns...

This unusual museum pays a historical tribute to the deeds of Ursuline nuns in Quebec.

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A quiet and pleasant spot that gives a sense of the Ursuline Order in Canada. There is an interesting museum and you get a sense of the catholic church in Quebec over the course... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
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Arnold, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

A quiet and pleasant spot that gives a sense of the Ursuline Order in Canada. There is an interesting museum and you get a sense of the catholic church in Quebec over the course of a few hundred years.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a review of the permanent exhibition of the Musee des Ursulines de Quebec. The exhibition, which takes about an hour to peruse, explores the convent boarding school education provided to girls in the 19th and 20th centuries. It should be noted that for much of this period, the availability of an education for girls was rather limited. The... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you have been educated by nuns you will love this gem. A modern and very informmative and interesting museum . In the centre of town . It recreates the atmosphere of a convent school very well.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

It was more of a celebration of the history of the school that still exists than an actual museum. It glossed over the years about the Aboriginal girls. I asked the lady at the desk and she said that the museum focuses on the 18 century and they stopped taking Aboriginal girls in the end of the 17th century. It... More 

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rome ga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This little museum was right beside the Cathedral of the Ursulines of Quebec. The museum provided lots of information and artifacts particular to Mary de Ursuline who was the founding nun and teacher for the children in Quebec.. A wonderful museum worth the visit,,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Lots of information in an old building, with many displays on three floors. An interesting perspective on the religious life as well as the school for young women.

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Savannah, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This was perhaps the oldest private school in North America established in 1639. It is located near the Chateau Frontenac, but in two locations. The school is a large structure behind a gate. The museum is in an old structure with docents available. Young ladies were sent here at a very young age and treated as if they would become... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I agree with another reviewer that this is a well-done museum that you can go through in an hour or less. The museum follows two stories, becoming a sister at the convent and attending their boarding school. It was interesting to learn about the history of each and the subjects that the students learned. They have many well preserved artifacts... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Since we were on a walking tour, we were only able to see the chapel. We spent only about 5-10 minutes there but it was the most peaceful place to be. There is a lot of history about the paintings, the extension of the church, and ofcourse the story of the Marie de L'Incarnation in her tomb. They let us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Really enjoyed this museum and the next door chapel! Clean, modern, and cool AC inside for a hot day. Covers history of the order and the school and children they taught. Fascinating!

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