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.
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.
Loans can enhance your exhibition or event with one or more unique and symbolic objects—pieces of history with their own stories to tell!
Fill out this form, two working days before your visit, to access the consultation room.
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 until October 4, 2023.
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
Parking is available at metered spots along surrounding streets or at the nearby Hôtel de Ville parking lot.