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Morrin Centre

44 Chausee des Ecossais, Quebec G1R 4H3 Canada

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“The cultural centre of Quebec City”

"The Morrin Centre is an English-language cultural centre that promotes the heritage of the English-speaking community of Quebec City, fosters cultural exchanges and offers a wide range of activities including guided tours, library services, readings by prominent authors, workshops, a literary festival and much more. This 200 year-old building, listed as a National Historic Site, is managed by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, Canada’s oldest learned society. Walk through the sinister jail cells. See graffiti carved into the floors by inmates, the iron rings used to chain them down and the place where the condemned were hanged. Visit the intriguing chemistry laboratory hidden upstairs, as well as the other classrooms of the Morrin College open from 1868 to 1902, and unlock the stories hidden in the breathtaking Victorian library which houses unique masterpieces dating all the way back to the 16th century."

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Dana Newkirk

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September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0

The Morrin Center is so great! It's not just a great library, but they also offer readings, lectures, events, concerts, and guest are invited to explore the the jail cells left behind from its days as the provinces first prison. It's an amazing building, with an even cooler history, that's been restored and preserved for generations to explore. It's one of many amazing historic buildings Quebec City has to offer, and a definite must see for history lovers.

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Morrin Centre

44 Chausee des Ecossais
G1R 4H3 Canada


Closed Now
  • Tue, Thu: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sun, Wed, Fri: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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