The Site Of The Human AdventureMusée le la civilisation Museological Complex
Musée de la civilisationGeneral information


Musée de la civilisation
85, rue Dalhousie
P.O. Box 155, station B
Québec City, Québec G1K 8R2
(418) 643-2158
1 866 710-8031 Toll free number (North America)
For shippings: Administration address

How to get to the Museum

By car

Via boulevard Champlain, which runs along the riverparallel to the cliff.
There are several parking lotse in the surrounding streets.

On foot

By going down côte de la Montagne.
By crossing the river on the Lévis-Québec ferry.
By taking rue Saint-Pierre, for those coming from the Old Port.

By bus

Bus #1 — to consult the schedule, visit the Réseau de transport de la Capitale website.


Google Map

Schedule and Fees

Museum visiting hours

Regular schedule
Until June 22, 2014
Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and on December 25
Opened on Mondays April 1, 2013 (Easter Monday) and May 20, 2013 (Victoria Day)

Summer schedule
From June 23 to September 1st, 2014
Open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission fees until March 31, 2013

(including tax)

Adults: $15
Seniors (65 and over, with card): $14
Students (18 and over, with card): $10 
Children (13 to 17): $1
Children (12 and under): free
Friends of the Museumfree


• Cloakroom: free.
• Free admission: on Tuesdays between November 1 and March 31; also from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., every Saturday in January and February.
• Special rates for groups. For information, call (418) 643-2158, ext. 389.
• The admission fee allows you access to all the exhibitions and to the workshops posted next to the reception desk.
• Guided visits for adults, seniors and students (17 and over); there is a minimum fee of $45 per reserved guide.

Get the 3-Museum Package!

Three museums for one low price. Save 20%

You'll plunge into great human adventure, trace the origins of the French-speaking world and relive 400 years of Place-Royale's history.

Adults: $23
Seniors (65 and over, with card): $21
Étudiants (18 and over, with card): $15.50
Children (13 to 17): $3
Children (12 and under) : free

This package is valid for two weeks starting the first day of use.

Services Offered


Please note that most exhibitions are presented in both French and English.

The Museum Boutique

Visit the Museum Boutique in the old vaults of the Estèbe House.

Noon to 5 p.m., when the museum is open.

Café 47

Take a break as you enjoy one of our daily specials or one of our health menu items in our restaurant overlooking the riverside.

Regular Schedule

When the museum is open.
Café section: 10:00 a.m. to 4 :30 pm
Bistro section: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Summer Schedule (June 23 to September 1st)

Café section: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm
Bistro section: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Renting the Museum

Planning a reception, a cocktail, a conference, a symposium, a rally, an opening or any kind of private event? Whether for 50 or 1,000, you will appreciate the variety of options offered by the Museum.

Lodging and packages

Consult the hotel packages

Lodging in the vinicity of Musée de la civilisation



418 643-2158
1 866 710-8031 Toll free number (North America)


418 692-1151, between 8:30 a.m. to noon et between 1:00 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.
418 646-0119

Administration and Shippings

Administration address for the Musée de la civilisation
16, rue de la Barricade
P.O. Box 155, station B
Québec City, Québec G1K 7A6
(418) 643-2158
1 866 710-8031 Toll free number (North America)

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