Morrin Centre - Literary and Historical Society of Quebec
Tourism Region: Old Quebec City
The Morrin Centre is your place to go for English-language cultural centre in Quebec City. Located in a 200-year-old building, it offers a wide range of services including an English-language library, guided heritage tours, readings by prominent authors, discussion groups, writing workshops, poetry classes, theatre and more. For more information see www.morrin.org. The Morrin Centre is managed by the Literary & Historical Society of Quebec.
About the Collections
Approximately 20,000 books, Nearly 800 artifacts, and a small collection of archives on institutions related to English-speaking communities in the Quebec City region.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 32 000
A small collection of archives on institutions related to English-speaking communities in the Quebec City region.
Architectural Records •
Cartographic Materials •
Electronic Records •
Prints and Drawings •
Films and Videos •
Sound Recordings •
Stephens collection of teaware and decorative items related to English-speaking families in the Quebec City region.
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery •
Furniture or Furnishings •
Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork
Several 18th- and 19th-century works of art, including a painting by Théophile Hamel, daguerrotypes, a ship model, and statuary.
Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings • Sculpture
The collection is quite eclectic, but the artifacts are generally linked to the history and the life of the Morrin College and the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, although some of these date from the periods of the Redoute and the jail.
Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices
Costumes and Accessories
Exploration and Survey
Furniture or Furnishings
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Marine History and Technology
Printing and Bookbinding
19th-century collection of 138 wood and fibre samples, 65 rocks and minerals, and some butterflies.
Plants and Animals (Biological Collections)
Scientific Specimens : Type Specimens • Zoology : Insects (Insecta)
Earth Science and Geological Collections
Minerals • Rocks
Services & Activities
Cultural events in English, heritage interpretation, and library services.
Collection of 20,000 general-interest books in English. Reference centre for people interested in the history of English-speaking communities in the Quebec City region.
Information Centre •
Programs for high-school and CEGEP history and ESL students.
Classes or Workshops
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
Site interpretation tours for groups, room rentals for special events
Accessible by Public Transportation
Children's Activities or Services
Meeting Room Rental
Volunteer Services Available
Activities: Help with cultural events and in the library
Reduced-price admission to events; access to library services
Please visit our website www.morrin.org for an update on all our current events
Publications and Products
Transactions and Historical Documents published by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec between 1824 and 1924.
44, chaussée des Écossais
Quebec City, Quebec
Hours of Operation
Cultural events, library services and guided tours (year-round)
Open: Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Easter, Fête nationale, Canada Day, Christmas
Admission varies according to events/tours