Museum of Civilization in Quebec City by merlinprincesse FlickrThe Musée de la civilisation, a public corporation, was inaugurated in 1988. It is located in the region’s capital, Québec City, in the heart of an historic district and close to Place Royale, the site of the foundation of French America. Although resolutely contemporary, its architecture is a perfect example of integration into an historic environment.

This museum is characterized by its innovative and daring outlook. It defines itself as a seat of knowledge and ideas, a museum endowed with valuable collections, an education centre and a living memory.

The Musée de la civilisation links the past, the present and the future. While remaining strongly rooted in the reality of Québec, it projects a new, attentive and dynamic outlook on all of human experience in its whole, and on civilizations from the world over.

Tuesdays are free from November 1, 2011, to March 27, 2012. Saturdays in January and February are free from 10 a.m. to noon.

More information: http://www.mcq.org/index_en.html