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Morrin Centre

44 Chaussee Des Ecossais
Quebec, QC  G1R 4H3

(418) 694-9147

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April 27, 2013

Cultural Centre. Heritage Site

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March 13, 2013

Come visit the Morrin Centre, Quebec City's best-kept secret! Built over 200 years ago as the city's first prison, it now houses one of the world's most beautiful libraries. This national historic site is yours to discover. Walk through foreboding jail cells and browse the books in the charming Victorian library. We also offer various productions, concerts, readings and lectures, many in... more

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4.5 star rating
Beautiful Library in Old Jail
May 25, 2014

In the Old City a bit apart from the crowds. Beautiful space. Worth seeing. It used to be the jail. We had a nice talk with the guide there.

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4.5 star rating
Interesting history and nice library
April 26, 2014

Jail was an interesting experience. Fascinating to read the graffiti on the walls and walk into the celles. modern library and old school pharmaceutical lab with original editions of old books was fun to sit in also. English language books and comfortable reading nooks lovely in library area.

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Love the Library
April 25, 2014

We visited today just to see the library; no tours right now of the jail. Very quaint but wonderful ambience and very kind librarian. We could have stayed all afternoon. Utterly charming!

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October 14, 2013

The Morrin Centre is a vibrant cultural center in the heart of Quebec City. The 1808 building it occupies was the first prison of the city and restores its historic charm. Take a guided tour of the establishment through jail cells and intriguing exhibitions, as well as the library for a glimpse of 19th-century imprisonment practices. Administered by the Literary and Historical Society of... more

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September 09, 2013

Morrin Centre offers these services: halls and auditoriums.

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