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Morrin Centre, Quebec City

Morrin Centre, Quebec City (must see)

One of the most famous cultural landmarks in Quebec City, the Morrin Centre is dedicated to showcasing the history of English speaking Quebec and all of the hardships that came along with speaking English during the old days. In this centre, you will find a rich English language library, with over 20,000 books, a small collection of archives, manuscripts, films and videos, electronic records, nearly 800 artifacts, plus the Stephens collection of decorative items and teaware related to the English families of Quebec City.

Visitors to the Morrin Centre can take a guided tour of the building (in either English or French) to learn about its heritage and importance within the city. The building was home to Quebec City's first jail, and on the tour, one may see the dark dank cells where prisoners spent their sentences for crimes ranging from drunkenness to murder to stealing tea! There is also an original darkroom that may be the world's oldest in existence.

Why You Should Visit:
Any place that can boast having been a prison, a college, and a library, is worth the time.
Staff is really friendly and helpful, and the library a very nice place to relax – with free Wi-Fi.
The place is really interesting and the guided tour is worthy; you can learn about jails and a little bit about the history of Quebec.

Opening Hours:
[Administration] Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
[Library] Tue: 12-8pm; Wed-Fri, Sun: 12-4pm; Sat: 10am-4pm

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Sight Name: Morrin Centre
Sight Location: Quebec City, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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