Musée de la civilisation

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

The Musée de la civilisation (Museum of Civilization) is a museum located in Quebec City. It is situated in old Québec near the Saint Lawrence River. It was designed by architect Moshe Safdie, and opened it's doors to the public on December 19th, 1988.

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.

Images
  • Paysage de l'Ile d'Orléans

  • Louis-Jacques Casault

  • Winter 2005, Dieu-Tsar-Revolution exhibition

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

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

Building Activity

  • OpenBuildings
    OpenBuildings updated a digital reference
    about 5 years ago via Annotator
  • OpenBuildings
    OpenBuildings updated a digital reference and added a digital reference
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com