The most famous museum in Québec City
Designed by a famed Canadian architect, this impressive modern museum named the Musée de la civilisation à Québec (Museum of Civilization) is situated just a few blocks away from the Hotel Manoir d’Auteuil and is located along the waterfront of the Saint Lawrence River just below the walled cliffs.
The museum is renowned for its participatory and interactive approach and also for the outstanding permanent and temporary exhibitions of international calibre on a large array of subjects regarding the human race as well as Québec’s culture and history.
For those who are history lovers, the three permanent exhibitions about Québec culture and history are a must-see. The themes of these three permanent exhibitions:
- People of Québec … then and Now
- Encounter with the First Nations
Several hours would be needed to see everything in the museum. Some of the more notable exhibitions worth seeing:
- Rebel bodies – the exhibition aims to explain contemporary and demystify contemporary dance
- Nanotechnologies – history, perception and reality when it comes to the world of nanotech
These exhibitions are not permanent. The museum has new exhibitions every season showcasing various aspects of man and human civilization, past and present.
A convenient way to take in the museum while enjoying the charms of Old Quebec is to buy a museum day pass, have lunch at a local restaurant of your choice in the vicinity of the museum and return to the museum to visit more exhibitions in the afternoon. A rest can be had anytime (or lunch) at the museum café.
Allow yourself to be charmed by a romantic walk through Old Quebec City as you make your way to the visitor-oriented Musée de la civilisation à Québec.
Admission: adults: $16; seniors: $15; students $10; children (from 12 to 16 years old) $5; children (11 and under): free
85, rue Dalhousie