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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
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

Recommend to visit if you are into history. you can get a guided tour for $12 pp. good place to kill 1-2 hours.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

This captivating library used to be a prison. On certain occasions, staff dress in Victorian era clothing and tea time is offered.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I read about this place online, and convinced my siblings to go and do the tour and we all ended up enjoying it. For only $12 it was well worth it. Our guide was hilarious and kept it interesting and fun. The jail part of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Angie_Rom
Reviewed 4 September 2018

An excellent and engaging hour with a feisty, knowledgeable tour guide who helped us to understand elements of Old Quebec which we would never have come across on our own. I finally sense what it must have felt like to be in prison, how precious...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Susan C
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour. It’s a beautiful building with lots of historical significance. We came because we’re Louise Penny fans and much of the action in her novel Bury Your Dead happens here. But there is much here to appreciate regardless.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TCMaine
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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!

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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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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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