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Consultation and Loans 

The Musée gives you access to exceptional historical resources! It contributes to the cultural productions of researchers, museums and historical houses through the consultation and loan of objects and documents.

Are you keen to research the early days of New France or French-speaking life in North America? At the consultation room, located in Pavillon Jérôme-Demers of the Séminaire de Québec, you can view historical archives and rare and antique books from the Séminaire’s library. You can also consult the database of all the Musée de la civilisation’s collections. An archivist will help you with your research on-site.

All the Musée’s heritage collections are available for consultation: more than a quarter of a million objects, priceless archives and a library of rare and ancient books. The remarkable collections of the Musée de la civilisation bear the rich history and fascinating stories of the evolution of our society and Québec’s position in the world.

The full content of this portal is accessible free of charge, subject to the conditions of use.

Consult the collections online

Are you interested in learning specifically about the content and classification of the Séminaire de Québec archives? View the État général des fonds, which will tell you more about the history of the Séminaire and its role in our society.

With its diverse collections touching on many aspects of society, the Musée plays a major collaborative role within the museum network.

The loan of objects, archival documents or rare and ancient books contributes to the cultural productions of many institutions and historical houses.

To request the loan of objects and documents from the collections, please refer to the Loan Management Policy, and then complete the Loan Application Form.

Loans can enhance your exhibition or event with one or more unique and symbolic objects—pieces of history with their own stories to tell!

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By appointment only

Fill out this form, two working days before your visit, to access the consultation room.

Opening hours 

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Please note that the consultation room in the Jérôme-Demers building at the Séminaire de Québec is closed to all visitors from June 22 to September 3, 2024.


Pavillon Jérôme-Demers (Séminaire de Québec) 5th Floor
9 De la Vieille-Université Street, Québec City, QC G1R 5K1
The front door is on the opposite side of the street

Nearby parking 

Parking is available at metered spots along surrounding streets or at the nearby Hôtel de Ville parking lot.