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“english library”(38 reviews)
“old jail”(31 reviews)
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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...more
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44 Chausee des Ecossais | Quebe, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-694-9147
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

This place is rich in history. It is the only English library in Quebec City. It is rustic and classic. We could've stayed in there for hours.

Thank 2TravelLuvers
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Took the English tour with Max. He did a super job.I highly recommend the tour. Library is lovely and well stocked.

Thank JohaneG4
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went without knowing much about it and signed up for a tour. We ended up being the only two visiting at the time and Sarah, the tour guide was very friendly and insightful. They make you try the solitary confinement and...More

Thank nenetome
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Very interesting tour and perspective of how difficult life was just 100 years ago. And we complain about not having wi-fi!

Thank John M
Reviewed 13 August 2018

My wife and I happened upon this place after seeing an eye-catching brochure at our hotel. We called and were informed of an English-speaking tour within the hour so it worked great in our schedule. Our guide, Sarah, was fantastic. Dressed in period costume, she...More

Thank dms666
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Thank you Sarah for such an amazing tour. My daughter, as a librarian, and myself as a history major we’re so impressed with your knowledge. I highly recommend touring this site.

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We lucked out with a private tour for two by Sara who provided us with an engaging, informative and fun visit to the Morrin Centre, including the jail, school and library. Not only did she make us laugh, she was very knowledgeable, relayed many interesting...More

Thank Marsha M
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We visited with our 16 and 19 year old. We were staying at Le Champlain hotel across the street. It looked like French tours were on the 1/2 hour and English tours on the hour. At least on the day we were there. We walked...More

2  Thank travelingfamily4Ma
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Our guide at the Morrin Centre, Max, gave us an interesting and engaging tour of the Morrin Centre. We appreciated his balance between sharing information and giving the group time to explore exhibits on our own before moving on to the next area. He encouraged...More

1  Thank SarahLynnDee
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Sarah the tour guide for Morrin Centre was excellent!! She was funny, articulate and made sure entire tourist group was fully engaged! We highly recommend it, especially when Sarah is there!!!

1  Thank Malini Harish D
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30 April 2018|
Response from Stefanie J | Property representative |
Hello, Would you be able to send me the link for this mistake please? I will then be able to correct it. Thanks!
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Response from Patricia A | Reviewed this property |
Quebec is easy to get around --speaking English .
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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