Museum of Civilization

85 Rue Dalhousie, Québec, QC G1K 8R2, Canada

The Museum of Civilization (Musée de la Civilisation) is a museum in Quebec City, Canada. It is one of the most popular museums in Quebec and showcases the history, culture, and achievements of civilizations from around the world. The Museum is situated in the heart of the Old Port area of Quebec City, overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

The Museum of Civilization was founded in 1984 and opened to the public in 1988. It was initially called the Museum of French America and focused primarily on the history and culture of French-speaking North America. Over the years, the museum expanded its scope and collections, and in 2003, it was renamed the Museum of Civilization to reflect its broader focus on civilizations from around the world.

The Museum of Civilization features a wide range of exhibitions that explore various aspects of human history, culture, and society. These exhibitions are designed to provide visitors with a unique and engaging museum experience. Some of the notable exhibitions at the Museum of Civilization include "People of Quebec... Then and Now," which explores the history and culture of Quebec from the First Nations to modern times, "This Is Our Story," which examines the experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, "Egypt: The Gift of the Nile," which delves into the rich history and culture of ancient Egypt, and "Becoming Canadian," which explores the immigration and integration of newcomers to Canada.

The Museum of Civilization has an extensive collection of artifacts, objects, and archival materials related to various civilizations, including those of Quebec, Canada, and the world. The collections include items such as archaeological artifacts, ethnographic objects, historical documents, photographs, and multimedia resources. The museum's collection is a valuable resource for researchers, scholars, and the public interested in the history and culture of civilizations.

The Museum of Civilization is housed in a modern and architecturally striking building designed by Canadian architect Moshe Safdie. The building features innovative exhibition spaces, multimedia installations, a theatre, a gift shop, and a café. The museum is wheelchair accessible and offers facilities such as elevators, ramps, and restrooms for visitors with disabilities.

The Museum of Civilization offers a variety of educational programs and activities for visitors of all ages. These include guided tours, workshops, lectures, school programs, and special events.

Regular Schedule :

  • Monday - Closed
  • Tuesday to Sunday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ticket Rates :

  • Disabled persons and their support person : Free
  • Age 5 and under : Free
  • Age 6 - 12 : $5,50
  • Age 12 - 17 : $8
  • Age 18 - 34 : $19
  • Age 35 - 64 : $24
  • Age 65 and over : $23
  • Families : 2 adults & children (0-17 years old) : $50
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