The Morrin Centre is a nationally recognized heritage site and leading English-language cultural centre located in the heart of historic Old Quebec City. Built over 200 years ago as one of the city’s first jails, it now houses one of the world’s most beautiful libraries. Walk through foreboding jail cells and browse the books in the charming Victorian library. We also offer diverse events including an annual writers’ festival, concerts, children’s activities, readings and lectures. Or, consider renting one of our spaces as the perfect place to hold your event.

The Centre’s mission is to provide the English- and French-speaking public with rich, engaging programming in the areas of heritage interpretation, education, and the arts.

The Morrin Centre is managed by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec (LHSQ). Founded in 1824, the LHSQ is the oldest existing learned society in Canada. Its history is linked to the intellectual development of Quebec and Canada.