Musée de la civilisation

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Coordinates: 46°48′54.39″N 71°12′8.58″W / 46.8151083°N 71.2023833°W / 46.8151083; -71.2023833

Complexe muséologique du musée de la civilisation à Québec
Museological Complex of the Museum of Civilization in Quebec
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Established 19 December 1984
Location 85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
G1K 8R2
Type humanities
Visitors 543,128 (FY 2005)
Director Michel Côté, CEO (Directeur général)

The Musée de la civilisation à Québec (Museum of Civilization) is a museum located in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. It is situated in the historic Old Quebec area near the Saint Lawrence River. It was designed by architect Moshe Safdie, and opened its doors to the public on 19 December 1988.[1]

The previous buildings of the Banque de Paris and the Maison Estèbe, which were situated on Saint-Pierre street, were integrated in the museum's structure. Permanent and temporary exhibitions are held at the museum, usually related to humanities, and virtual exhibitions are also available. The institution also hosts Quartier des découvertes (Discovery Zone), geared towards children, and offers other services such as guided visits, a French America reference centre, shows, souvenir boutiques, a cafeteria, and a leisure room.



  • Territoires (Territories)
  • Le Temps des Québécois (People of Québec ... then and Now)
  • Nous, les premières nations (Encounter with the First Nations)


The Museum is affiliated with: the Canadian Museums Association, the Canadian Heritage Information Network, and the Virtual Museum of Canada.

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  1. ^ Musée de la Civilisation de Québec, 15 ans - Bilan remarquable pour le Musée de la Civilisation à Québec, consulté le 12 juin 2007

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