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Museum of Civilization (Musée de la Civilisation)

85 Rue Dalhousie | Quebec City, Quebec, Canada | Official website
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  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.0 (4.1)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 4.5 (4.5)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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Overlooking the port from its seat in Old Québec—just a short walk from Place Royale—the Museum of Civilization explores the history of human society in Québec and uses interactive exhibits to draw a connection between the past and the present. While you will find expected art and artifact collections, you'll also come across exciting specialized exhibits devoted to a variety of topics, such as the influence of media on the lives of francophone Canadians and the social implications of wearing a hat.

However, not all visitors come away from the Museum of Civilization feeling satisfied. While many praise the museum's architecture and atmosphere, the main complaint here is that there isn't enough to see. "Though it is housed in a large building, it isn't exactly stuffed with things to see," writes one TripAdvisor user. "This museum is finished all too quickly and leaves you wanting more. I felt a little ripped off."

The Museum of Civilization is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the winter, spring, and fall, and every day from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the summer. Admission is $13 CAD (about $13 USD) for adults and $4 CAD for children. To learn more about the museum, you can visit its website.

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