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Musee Alsacien

23 - 25 quai St-Nicolas, 67076 Strasbourg, France
00 33 03 88 52 50 01
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Ranked #3 of 58 Attractions in Strasbourg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: The Musée Alsacien is a pleasant surprise, it pictures very well what every tourist should know about Alsacian life through history. After seeing... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Social history museum which gave a nice background into a very interesting area which I knew nothing about. Set in an old house near the Petite France area of Strasbourg the English guide information was easy to follow and gave just the right amount of detail.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It worth a visit if you are staying for a few days. Very interesting although not always easy to follow the guide. Great insight in to the local traditions and culture, very interesting

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This larger than expected museum is located on one of the canals. The entrance of the museum is no indicative of the size of the museum. The museum spans several houses and includes a basement with a brewing exhibit. The museum covers tools, lifestyle, clothing, food, and other daily life matters of the region. You can see the amalgamation of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I loved this museum. My grandfather was Alsacien and it was so neat to see the traditions, customs, etc. of the Alsaciens and compare that to my memories of my him....he always had a corner cabinet for the important papers. This is a very informative museum. The numbering system for the tour needs to be modified so it is easier... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited this as part of our Strasbourg pass. It is definitely a unique place to visit and offers an excellent insight into the local life.

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Solana Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This little museum is actually an old home, with at least 3 levels, built around a central courtyard. It is packed with well-displayed articles of everyday life in the past 5-6 hundred years, including typical home interiors, heating, furnishings, clothing, specialty items, cooking, horse & buggy items, and much, much more. We enjoyed it thoroughly!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Just a genuinely nice walk through different areas of Alsatian history, all set out very well and in a lovely building. Wide range of artefacts that demonstrated the development of Alsatian life interestingly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Behind the entrance is a wonderful linkage of original houses, that are worth exploring even if you are not particularly interested in the rural history of the Alsace. The insight into the once numerous communities of Jewish people in this region was particularly poignant .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There was so much to see and learn from. It is a must for anyone who loves domestic history when visiting Strasbourg. I loved the original way to display a Christmas tree, the birthing chair was a revelation, the collection of Springerle molds held a special place in my heart and the beautiful old building was such a treat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The museum is chock-full of bits and pieces of interesting Alsatian history, spread through multiple floors of several old Half-timbered houses and buildings. The material itself is quite impressive, though it does lack explanation for English speakers. Additionally, because of its physical structure, there are places the optimal route through the maze is not obvious. And the frequent narrow staircases... More

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