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Morrin Centre

44 Chausee des Ecossais | Quebe, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
+1 418-694-9147
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Morrin Centre...don't miss this gem

We had a very small group (4) and it was ideal. Cynthia was a great tour guide and the tour was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
nancydgilchrist
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Burlington, Canada
Love this amazing historical place

I had a very nice guided tour. It was really cheap about 11 dollars. And I learned alot from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Come visit the Morrin Cultural Centre, Quebec City's best-kept secret! Built over 200 years ago as one of the city's first jail, it now houses one of the world's most beautiful libraries. This national historic site is yours to discover. Walk through foreboding jail cells and browse the books in the charming Victorian library. We also offer various events; including a Writers' Festival, concerts, readings and lectures. Consider renting the Centre as the perfect place to hold your events.
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44 Chausee des Ecossais | Quebe, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a very small group (4) and it was ideal. Cynthia was a great tour guide and the tour was really interesting. Not only to see the jail but learn about the history of the building from education to library. A must see and...More

Thank nancydgilchrist
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had a very nice guided tour. It was really cheap about 11 dollars. And I learned alot from prisonors life to students. I found classroom so interesting because of very first version of Periodic table and experimnet crucibles.the library was amazing. I wish that...More

Thank Aliyeh R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned special - looked at the web site several times - for an 11AM tour. Got there - no tour, a group. Maddening. Suggest you call that morning to verify tour times.

Thank brwerner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour a building used successively as a jail, English college, library and cultural center. The guides are in period costume and are quite knowledgeable. The tour is a little pricy, ($11) but I presume it helps the building upkeep. The jail was fascinating, with a...More

Thank pusdoc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't initially interested in visiting this place, however, I was glad that my wife was. It is best viewed via the guided tour, which appear to be hourly on the hour. It is one of the few places in Quebec whose origins are for...More

Thank markyand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to get a private tour—no one else was taking a tour at the same scheduled time. The library here is gorgeous and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and patient in answering our many questions. It was fascinating to learn about...More

Thank livinginHalifax
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello livinginHalifax, Thank for you your nice comment. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour, and do hope that you are enjoying reading, Iron Bars and Bookshelves - A History of the Morrin Centre! Thanks again and please come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They were closed the day we went to visit and had school tours the next day so we were only able to see the library. I was impressed with the selection of English books (vs. French) and enjoyed the beautiful interior. For book lovers, this...More

Thank Deb-ecmd
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Deb-ecmd, Thank you for your comment. I hope that you were able to sit down, relax and enjoy a nice cup of tea while visiting our beautiful library! Please come back and visit us soon for Discovery tour of the Centre!

Reviewed 22 May 2017

The tour brought to light a few pieces of Quebec City history that many of its citizens don't even hear about! The tour guides are dressed in period dress and are quite knowledgeable about the centre and the city itself. The tour is a must...More

Thank Rcvog1972
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Rcvog1972, Thank you for the nice comment! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour and do hope you were able to relax and sip on a hot cup of tea while in the library. Thanks again and please come back and visit us...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Any Anglo visiting Vieux Québec should make a quick stop here and perhaps take a tour. There is, apparently, little left of the English ascendancy in town, and this is a symbolic relic. Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache novel, "Bury Your Dead," is largely set at...More

Thank steven g
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello steven g, Thank you for your comment. I hope you enjoyed the guided tour and were able to visit the second half or our beautiful Victorian library! Thanks again and please come back and visit us soon.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Do you love history & culture? Then a trip to the Morrin Centre (a National Historic Site of Canada) should be on your list. The building has a very interesting past as the home of several important institutions within the city over the past 200...More

Thank debrakgrose
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello debrakgrose! Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment! We are so glad that you enjoyed the tour and the stories told to you by our amazing guides. Were you able to see the oldest book in our collection? (Found in the Chemistry Lab)....More

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Linda I
How close is the center to Hotel Manoir d'Auteuil ? What are the times for the tours ?
1 June 2016|
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Response from Stefanie J | Property representative |
Hi Linda, The Morrin Centre is about a 5 to 7 minute walk from Hotel Manoir d'Auteuil. Thank you Travellove414 for your instructions on how to get to the Centre. The entrance fee for the Discovery tour is $11 for general... More
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