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Morrin Centre, Quebec City

Visit Morrin Centre, a multifunctional cultural facility within the historic walls of Quebec City. Originally built to house a prison, the center includes exhibits related to the history of the building, and also acts as home to the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec. Take a guided tour showcasing the building's many uses over time, including sinister jail cells and a 19th century chemistry lab. The National Historic Site also organizes various cultural events. With our world travel planner, Quebec City attractions like Morrin Centre can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The place is really interesting and the guided tour is worthy! You can learn about jails and a little bit about the history of Quebec. The staff is really friendly and helpful and the library a nice p...  more »
  • Tourist info from the city guy recommended this visit but there is no visit this week? We have seen the library and Ballroom, but we want to see the old jail and access was only during visits.
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  • A visit to the Morrin centre is a must when visiting Quebec. The guides show you through the former cells and coupled with the information they provide, you can actually sense how terrible it must hav...  more »
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  • What a charming and delightful place to visit! My wife and I were glad that we chose to stop in and tour the Morrin Centre. Be sure to take a tour so that you can see the jail cells and classrooms. Our tour guide, Sebastian, kept things fun while informing of us of the Center’s history. A must visit if you’re in Quebec City.
  • Beautiful library; AMAZING selection I I live in Montreal and would die to have a library like this in my neighborhood. It is my new favourite place in Quebec City.
  • A very interesting library. Beautiful old architecture. Free to see the library but must pay for a tour of the prison cells in the basement area. We didn't see the prison area but enjoyed the rest. Super nice employees!
  • A very nice Library. I like the vibe. The only thing is that there are some visits during the day which can bother you if you want ailence
  • The Morrin Centre is a place to visit. I would like to thank Sarah for adding visual details and humor to our tour. She made it a wonderful experience to remember. Thank you Sarah. Also, remember to take the time to visit the library, enjoy the historical books and quiet time.

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Most accommodations cluster on the west side of the St. Lawrence River, with the city's split-level old town offering the widest range of options and best access to top attractions. Stay in the upper town to be close to the castle and enjoy views over the river. What the lower town lacks in panoramas, it makes up for in historic charm and access to riverside cafes and restaurants. If you want a less-touristy experience, consider the up-and-coming neighborhood of St. Roch, whose cafes, bars, restaurants, and artistic spaces make it an alternative traveler's paradise.
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