Musee de la civilisation, Quebec City

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Spend some time immersed in the culture of Quebec at Musee 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 Musee 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 something my adult kids and I still talk about - it was deeply moving for us, and we felt connected to the past. Super cool.  more »
  • The museum has a permanent exhibit on the history of the province and the indigenous population. There are also great temporary exhibitions and we visit this museum on our yearly summer trip to...  more »
  • Very interesting museum where I learnt so much about the history of the First Nations and Quebec. I highly recommend joining the free guided tours, as you will learn so much. I joined two different...  more »
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  • Great museum! The exhibit with the history of Quebec was awesome and likely my favourite. Venenum and Curiosities was great as well and had a fair amount to showcase. I found the collections and artifacts to be small, but it is a smaller museum. I found I spent most of my time reading and not observing pieces or items in showcases. Overall a great experience, definitely worth paying the extra money to see the exhibitions because if not you're really limited to 3 exhibits.
  • Interesting collection of exhibitions. I saw one ones on the development of Quebec, First Nations, and Toxins. The layout was not well indicated so working out where the entrance to each exhibition was located was a mystery tour. Exhibitions were wel laid out, with lots of text in French and English providing the back stories. Very modern building with excellent facilities and cafe. Some interesting artworks on the terraces at the top of the building.
  • We came by cruise ship and this was only a block away. So we stopped in...and stayed the whole afternoon. It was great! From the 'soft shell" photos (people wrapped in their entire wardrobe) to the aboriginals' stories, wonderful.
  • Great bilingual location! I only speak English and I could understand everything there. They have kiosks and a service desk to buy your tickets to give you options. Lots of interactive, informational and engaging exhibits and shows. I've never been so intrigued and involved with history and facts like this before! Had loads of fun and would highly recommend!
  • Great museum. Affordable (special price for students as well). When I went there was an exposition about poisons, it was really interesting. The permanent ones are great as well. Would go again

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