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Musee des Ursulines de Quebec, Quebec City

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History Museum
Gain invaluable insight into Quebec history with a trip to Musee des Ursulines de Quebec, a museum dedicated to the monastery and school established in 1639 by a group of Ursuline Nuns. The monastery acted as a kind of finishing school for young French girls from its inception. Considered the oldest teaching center in the Americas, the museum displays a host of artifacts belonging to the nuns, including relics from old classrooms and a collection of rare books that can be consulted for no charge by patrons. Don’t leave without seeing the picturesque convent gardens, which were kept secret from the city for almost four centuries but now are open to the public. Plan your visit to Musee des Ursulines de Quebec and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Quebec City vacation planner.
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  • I loved the story of these young women and their education by the school found furniture / period objects and a lot of anecdotes and testimonials of ursulines and students/future ursulines in the District of old Quebec is a museum to do and not very expensive (a +)
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  • Wonderful little museum we stumbled upon on a rainy day. We do with the chapel was open but they gave us a free book with pictures and history.  more »
  • The Ursulines Museum is located in a superb setting in old Quebec. Thanks to this religious community, we are witness to the exciting history of education from the new France.
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  • Highly recommended, well worth the price of admission. Genuinely informative & well researched / curated ensemble that gives a broad picture of circa-17th Century North American culture. Particularly enlightening as to the role of religion in every day life, feminism / female roles-rights-responsibilities, etc. Friendly, uncrowded (for us at any rate), human-scale - a nice relief from overwhelming museums in the City.
  • I really like the dark stones combined with the light grey roof.
  • such an interesting history - a must-see for anyone interested in québécois culture
  • I was amazed the first time I took this tour, not just with the content (which is fascinating) but with how incredibly well it was delivered. This place sets a new standard for exhibits in Quebec and could stand proud next to best exhibits I've seen in Paris, Madrid, or Rome, Dublin, and London. The tour has a particularly strong impact on the students we take there, because most of them are the same age as the kids who would have arrived to become sisters, leaving the world they knew behind for the rest of their lives. If you have any interest at all in the history of the Ursuline Sisters in Quebec - or indeed the Ursuline Sisters in general - then take this tour, you'll thoroughly enjoy it.
  • Not much in here. Not worth the price of admission. Spend your money elsewhere!!!