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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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  • A jewels hidden in the city. Not only the Library English most city of the country, but also a former prison and University! A guided tour that crosses time and can please everyone!
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  • Built upon the site of an old French barrack/ prison between 1808-1813 it was the Quebec City common goal until it was converted into the Morrin College c1862. While a prison 16 people were known to h...  more »
  • The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec was founded in 1824. Its library is a jewel, which also contains a nice collection of English language books in this French-speaking city  more »
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  • Amazing historical place! Very educative and interesting. English library in Old Quebec, with books for all ages. A must visit! Guided tours available. The entire place scream for history. Simply beautiful.
  • Fabulous library here and our guide Sebastian was amazing. Not to mention we got a chance to see the jail...that was interesting. It's great learning the history of Quebec City. Puts what you see around you in perspective.
  • Amazingly beautiful and so neat! The history behind it is amazing! Worth a visit and a look around. Architecture is gorgeous. Love that they care for the place so much that they provide Crocs for visitors to wear inside the library.
  • What a charming and delightful place to visit! My wife and I were glad that we chose to stop in and tour the Morrin Centre. Be sure to take a tour so that you can see the jail cells and classrooms. Our tour guide, Sebastian, kept things fun while informing of us of the Center’s history. A must visit if you’re in Quebec City.
  • Beautiful, stunning, gorgeous old building. English language library in Old Quebec. Wish we'd found it in week 1.
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