Tourist Attraction in Quebec: Musée de la Civilisation
The Musée de la civilization is a public museum of Quebec in Canada, founded in 1984 and open to the public in 1988. It is located in Lower Quebec City along the St. Lawrence River. It is part of the Société des musées du Québec network. Historic buildings: the former Bank of Quebec, which housed the Quebec Marine Institute, the Estèbe House and the vaulted cellars of the Pagé-Quercy House, all located in Saint-Pierre Street, have been integrated into the museum's architectural ensemble. The building was designed by architect Moshe Safdie, who won the architectural competition launched by the government of Québec. A pre-opening with three exhibitions allowed visitors to visit the building under construction. The Musée de la civilization was inaugurated on October 19, 1988 after 4 years of work. More than ten exhibitions had been prepared for the official opening to the public. The museum presents temporary and permanent thematic exhibitions, most of which are related to human and social sciences. It has an important collection of objects of ethnographic and historical interest. It offers guided tours, interactive exhibits, a restaurant, a salon and shows. In twenty years he has received more than thirteen million visitors. In 2013, on the occasion of the Museum's twenty-fifth anniversary, a new name was created to designate the cultural complex that includes the Museum and its institutions: The Museums of Civilization. Le Temps des Québécois, a summary of the main events that have built Québec. This is our story. First Nations and Inuit of the 21st century, exhibition on the aboriginal nations of Quebec.