Old Quebec City and surroundingsThe unavoidables
Musée de la Civilisation
Situated downtown of Old Québec City, the Civilisation Museum is a visitor-oriented museum with a participatory and interactive approach for stimulating wonderment and encouraging discovery.
Explore more than ten different exhibitions and take part in the family workshops on current, historical or sometimes unusual topics.
Musée National des Beaux arts de Québec
400 Years in the History of Québec Art
Proud of its reference collection of Québec art, the Musée abundant collection of more than 38,000 works offers a vast survey of the history of Québec art from the seventeenth century to today.
An Exceptional Building
Discover the MNBAQ's new Pierre Lassonde pavilion, a world-class building by the architectural consortium OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture)/Provencher_Roy architectes, with its majestic glass lobby, monumental spiral staircase, cantilevered staircase in the treetops and inner courtyard which blends architectural heritage with the contemporary. Visit the eight exhibition galleries, where contemporary Québec art since 1960 is on display, including Inuit art, the decorative arts and design.
Sculpted ceilings, columns topped with capitals and noble materials: the neo-classical architecture of the Charles Baillairgé pavilion is an impressive sight! Visit its seven exhibition galleries highlighting the collection of Québec historical art, the MNBAQ's gems, by great masters such as Krieghoff, Hamel, Suzor-Coté, Gagnon, Fortin and Borduas.
The Charles Baillairgé pavilion - which served as the Québec City jail for nearly a century - will fascinate with its jail cells, some of which have been preserved. Four galleries devoted to the figures of modern Québec art display masterpieces by Jean Paul Lemieux, Alfred Pellan, Fernand Leduc and Jean-Paul Riopelle.
Discover our Cultural Activities
For those looking for stimulating knowledge and cultural experiences, the Musée offers a wide range of activities. From guided tours (at fixed times and free with admission) to lectures by specialists by way of master classes, encounters with creators, public readings and multidisciplinary live events, the MNBAQ celebrates creation in many different ways! All the more reason to visit more often, again and again.
La Citadelle de Québec - Musée Royal du 22e Régiment
The Citadelle of Québec is the largest British fortress in North America. It is an integral part of the Québec fortifications and is located on Cape Diamond, the city's highest point. The citadel was recognized as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1980 and is part of the Historic District of Old Québec, which was placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1985.
The mission of the Musée Royal 22e Régiment's mission is to acquire, conserve, and showcase artifacts and historical documents that recount of the history and values of the Royal 22e Régiment as well the Citadelle of Québec and place them in the context of Canadian military history.
Musée de l'Amérique francophone
Set in the heart of Old Québec, Musée de l'Amérique francophone is an essential cultural activity for history lovers. The Museum offers exhibitions on the colonial history of America, the evolution of Francophone culture in North America and abroad, and the effervescence of arts and crafts in Québec. Until June 23, open Saturday and Sunday, to 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. From June 24 to September 3rd opened everyday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Musée de la Place-Royale
The Museum is a must-see attraction for vacationers and residents alike who are curious about the origins of New France. Through the museum's historic houses, exhibits, guided activities and period costume workshop, families will discover the history of the first colonists. Until June 23, 2017, open Saturday and Sunday, to 10a.m. to 5 p.m