Morrin Cultural Centre / Literary & Historical Society of Quebec

Québec, Québec
Cultural Heritage Centre
44 Chaussée des Écossais, Québec City, QC, Canada
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Daily tours offered until September 3, 2018 - 10 am to 5 pm. Visit our website for fall and winter schedule.

Built over 200 years ago to house a prison, the Morrin Centre is now home to one of the world’s most beautiful libraries. Come discover this National Historic Site.

Walk through the sinister jail cells; see graffiti carved into the floor by inmates, the iron rings used to chain them down; and the place where the condemned were hanged.

Visit the intriguing science laboratory hidden upstairs, as well as the other classrooms of the Morrin College open from 1868 to 1902. Then, let yourself be spellbound by the haunting stories surrounding the Victorian library, home to a collection of literary gems, some of which date back to the 16th century.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parkland
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access


44 Chaussée des Écossais, Québec City, QC, Canada
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