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Morrin Centre, Quebec City

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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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  • This building features prominently in the Louise Penny book "Bury Your Dead" and I was eager to see the library as I loved the way it was described in the book. I dropped by and was disappointed to.....  more
    This building features prominently in the Louise Penny book "Bury Your Dead" and I was eager to see the library as I loved the way it was described in the book. I dropped by and was disappointed to.....  more »
  • We did the jail tour with Fiona. She is a wonderful, animated guide, she made it a lot of fun and also very interesting. She had many little stories to tell of days gone by. I’d recommend this... 
    We did the jail tour with Fiona. She is a wonderful, animated guide, she made it a lot of fun and also very interesting. She had many little stories to tell of days gone by. I’d recommend this...  more »
  • The tour was not easy to sign up for but was very good. The Morrin Centre was QC's old jail and the tour takes you to some of the well preserved jail areas. It was pretty fun. The only disappointment....  more
    The tour was not easy to sign up for but was very good. The Morrin Centre was QC's old jail and the tour takes you to some of the well preserved jail areas. It was pretty fun. The only disappointment....  more »
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  • Beautiful old English library in Old Quebec! We were only able to visit the library section as they only run tours of the rest of the centre on Fridays, but still a lovely visit. You have to take off your shoes in the back room before going upstairs so that you don't ruin the floors.
  • My husband and I had a great time on our tour of the Morrin Centre. Our guide, Gabrielle, was such a treat. She kept things interesting and fun. There’s a ton of history in this library.
  • Took a guided one hour tour of the historical library and the ancient prison that was full of history ...well worth the visit and our tour guide was ourstanding.
  • Unique spot, very interesting historically. Beautiful library!
  • Fascinating building- the tour is highly recommended to learn more about its history as a prison and then as a college. While the preserved cells were interesting and the library was beautiful, the highlight was definitely the nineteenth century science lab, complete with historic equipment.

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