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Morrin Centre, Quebec City

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#1 of 252 in Fun & Games in Quebec
Character Experience · Hidden Gem · Library
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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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  • This building features prominently in the Louise Penny book "Bury Your Dead" and I was eager to see the library as I loved the way it was described in the book. I dropped by and was disappointed to.....  more
    This building features prominently in the Louise Penny book "Bury Your Dead" and I was eager to see the library as I loved the way it was described in the book. I dropped by and was disappointed to.....  more »
  • We did the jail tour with Fiona. She is a wonderful, animated guide, she made it a lot of fun and also very interesting. She had many little stories to tell of days gone by. I’d recommend this... 
    We did the jail tour with Fiona. She is a wonderful, animated guide, she made it a lot of fun and also very interesting. She had many little stories to tell of days gone by. I’d recommend this...  more »
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  • Such a fascinating place! The jail. The horror. The cruelty. And then the beauty. The community. The mystery. Historically, a religious college, a church like institute where WOMEN were getting education prior to it is socially acceptable everywhere else. It’s hard to summarize how I feel. But in wonder. I am in awe of the river of history that IS the stories we created together.
  • The front desk staff let us know that you cannot enter unless you are a member, but were a bit rude about it. We are tourists so how are we to know that automatically? Would’ve appreciated them being a bit kinder about that since we came all this way. Looking online after apparently you can book a guided tour which they never told us, very disappointed.

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