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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 is a must for those visiting Quebec City and want to know more about its history!!! The jail part of the tour was my favourite. The animator was extremely pleasant and made the tour super interes...  more »
  • We went to the Morin centre in January to avoid the cold. It was great! It is free to see the gorgeous library, but there is a fee for the tour. We did the tour and loved seeing the jail and hearing a...  more »
  • We were acuueillie by Gabrielle who made us a guided tour more than captivating. She knows the subjects, makes her story live, and easily answers all our questions. Working in a prison, it is always interesting to discover the prisons of the time and their history.... The prison was transformed to be the only Anglophone College in Quebec City... Then for lack of financial means, in the library. The classes are printed with history and artifact.... And the library is breathtaking... I did a lot of guided tours through my many trips.. And this visit is in my top 3.... An hour of history, life and sharing. Thanks again to Gabrielle for this very pleasant moment
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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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