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Musée de la Civilisation

85 Rue Dalhousie
Quebec City, Quebec, G1R 3V6, Canada
TEL: 418-643-2158
TEL: (866) 710-8031

Known for its immense diversity, the Musée de la Civilisation (Museum of Civilization) combines permanent historic displays with rotating, interactive exhibitions about everything from dragons to the evolution of hats. Designed by Moshe Safdie, the museum has a dramatic limestone-and-glass façade that contrasts with the colonial architecture of surrounding Lower Town. Permanent displays include “People of Quebec…Then and Now,” which details 400 years of Québécois history, and “Encounter with the First Nations,” which explores the cultures of 11 aboriginal tribes. The museum shop is housed in the adjacent Estèbe Home, a 1751 structure known for its wood carvings.

Insider Tip:

If there’s a long line at the front entrance, walk around to the lesser-known rear entrance off Rue St.-Pierre, where the wait time is usually shorter.


Open / Closes
  • Art
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Admission
  • Free Nights
  • Gift Shop/Souvenirs
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • History
  • Interactive
  • Kids' Programs
  • Monday - Closed
  • Restaurant/Café
  • Seasonal
  • Self-Guided Tours

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