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Morrin Centre, Quebec City

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Visit Morrin Centre, a multifunctional cultural facility within the historic walls of Quebec City. Originally built to house a prison, the center includes exhibits related to the history of the building, and also acts as home to the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec. Take a guided tour showcasing the building's many uses over time, including sinister jail cells and a 19th century chemistry lab. The National Historic Site also organizes various cultural events. With our world travel planner, Quebec City attractions like Morrin Centre can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Great places to visit - I visited with 4 young kids and they all enjoyed the tour, specially the jail and it's history. The library is very beautiful with it's wooden stairs - great place to visit.  more »
  • We were told about the Morrin Centre during our food tour of the city, and we were interested enough we came back the next day. We took the tour and were pleasantly surprised at how interesting it was...  more »
  • After having read about the Morrin Center on the Internet, we decided to do a tour. Our hostess, Sara, has completely bury in the history of this building. She knows very well his subject and loves what she does, it's obvious. Great day out has to do.
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  • Amazingly friendly staff, wonderful story and crafts hosted for the kids quest Saturdays. Also being surrounded by the history of the building and the books is surreal. I can't wait to go back and actually take the tour!!!
  • We did the guided tour with Sara and it was very nice. She explained very well, gave us some time to look around and the place itself is interesting. Beautiful library (free entry).
  • This is one of the must see attractions of old Quebec city. Our guide Anthony was both knowledgable and friendly. That building really saw some crazy s#*t go down over the years. If you are interested in Quebecois history you should take the tour. I had a back injury at the time and would love to go again in good health.
  • Great guided tours, especially for groups and teens. Great (and only) English-language library in Quebec City (as far as I know of). I only wish they had a better selection of YA books.
  • Max was a great guide. Interesting to see the history of Quebec up front and personal. Nice to see the only English-only library in the city.
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