Musée de la civilisation, Quebec City

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Spend some time immersed in the culture of Quebec at Musée 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 Musée de la civilisation and many more Quebec City attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Quebec City trip planner .
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  • Museum with exhibits very diversified and open from the youngest to the oldest. good find on the evolutions of the different peoples who have lived in the region of Quebec and history... the Museum is very bright and very welcoming. It takes a minimum of 2 h, 3 h c is better for the visit
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  • We had just completed a walking tour and felt it lacked a little on Quebec City history, so visited this museum later the same day. We were lucky to arrive just as one of the free guided tours of the ...  more »
  • There are several exhibitions that are worth much see for example: brain speaks of how it works, that diseases can have. Both mental and nervous system. Helps whet the appetite to learn more there is an interactive section of the senses. This excellent treatment is very nice I recommend parking opposite. There is a parking lot public that it works very effectively with your credit card plans to arrive early for you close at 5:00 pm. If you only want to see a section. The last minute (4:00-5:00) charge half of the ticket but it really worth it do it with calm and pay full price
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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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