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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  • February is a perfect month to visit the museum. Always great exhibits. Take 2-3 hours and enjoy. The Michele Dallaire is the tops  more »
  • Favorite of the guided tour of the exhibition on Aboriginal peoples which has fascinated us! The rest of the Museum is a little outdated but still very interesting
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  • Last year they had everything concerning Tintin. Many exhibits are shown at the same time, always something for the children.  more »
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  • Beautiful museum, they have a very successful theater show for the kids, everyone looked hypnotized by the actor and having a blast (French language). The exhibition was quite interesting and well curated. We watched the Inuit exhibit and one about the brain and it's neurological connections. Quite interesting. Perfect place to escape the cold! Lovely shops, and clean bathrooms.
  • Really enjoyed this place. They have great expositions in there but I particularly enjoyed the one of Quebec City where it shows the development of the city from it's early beginning to it's current status. Definitely recommend this if you are around.
  • It’s worth going for everyone who is interested in Quebec history. It explains everything starting from the aboriginal people. Until modern history. Almost everything is bilingual so it’s convenient. Suitable for visiting alone or as a family trip. I personally learned a lot and saw a lot of interesting things there. It also offers very good deal for young adults who are from 18 to 30. A good choice in Quebec City.
  • An excellent choice for a family time. Count an 1,5 to 2 hours minimum for an exposition. If you want to see all of them, count a half day. Love their cafeteria with a windows to the port and great sandwiches.
  • Great place to visit while being in old Quebec. Not expensive to get in. Great way to spend a few hours learning about the vast history of Quebec and surrounding areas. A must see

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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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