Musee des Ursulines de Quebec, Quebec City

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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. Take a look at our Quebec City road trip planning website to schedule your visit to Musee des Ursulines de Quebec and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Ursuline's Nun's were important in Quebec City from education and the Hotel Dieu Hospital their history is very interesting.They know have opened a part as a hotel and restaurant.  more »
  • Very nice visit! I loved! It is a journey in time! A must-see when our history interests us!
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  • After visiting the convent, where there was little information in English, we found the museum well narrated for both French and English audiences. Splendid embroidery on religious garments. A well pr...  more »
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  • A very small museum. Ursuline school taught girls from wealthy families. You get to see what school looked a hundred years ago. There is a small exhibit about ancient needlework. Pieces are impressive but very few. Self guided tours.
  • This is one of the best museums I've ever been to. Not only were the exhibits interesting, they were also the perfect size and had just the right amount of information. Learning about this order of nuns, how they went through the process of becoming a nun, and the boarding students they taught was fascinating. The museum is impeccably clean, including the bathrooms. Most museums feel worn, but not this one; it feels brand new.
  • Interesting for a small museum for sure. They have a cutout of a nun to pop your head in and the receptionist lady was nice enough to take my picture for me.
  • A great unexpected find. Also plan on afternoon Mass. A beautiful spiritual time-out, even better if you are Catholic.
  • I actually visited the chapel and did not go in the museum. The chapel was exquisite and contained the tomb of Montcalm

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