Musée de la civilisation, Quebec City

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Spend some time immersed in the culture of Quebec at Musée de la civilisation. Established in 1984, the museum occupies a modern structure and features a design that integrated two pre-existing buildings on the site. The spacious museum focuses on the historic and modern aspects of Quebec's culture, boasting numerous interactive displays and temporary exhibits from around the world. Experience centuries of culture in Quebec through historic relics, art, photographs, and numerous other items, or immerse yourself in an interesting topic from one of the traveling displays the museum often hosts. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Musée de la civilisation and many more Quebec City attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Quebec City trip planner .
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  • This museum is a large, bright, modern building with an interesting and informative exhibition on the history of Canada. Some parts were less than vibrant - dry accounts by local public figures, lots ...  more »
  • The rather pompously named Museum of Civilization is actually a Quebec history and culture museum. It's in a modern building in the old city. The permanent exhibits were more interesting than I expect...  more »
  • At the time of our visit, the exhibition Hergé was in full swing and was worth the trip, but the big surprise was the 'Observations' exhibition, which invites the visitor to unexpected discoveries.
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