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History Museum

2, rue du Vieux Marche aux Poissons | Les Musees de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France (Petite France Nord Ouest)
+33/(0)3 88 52 50 00
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Ranked #8 of 70 Attractions in Strasbourg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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English first
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you're into contemporary History, this museum will take you on the XIX and XX centuries' conflictual and constructive roller coasters.

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Athens, Ohio, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

this is a very interesting and well organized museum. The audio guide is well worth using and it's free. The exhibits are well done and there are special things for kids to touch and try such as a cannonball made of stone and a helmet. The material on the German occupations is fair and very informative.

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I spent a wonderful couple of hours in this charming museum, learning about the history and lifestyle of the region. With its automated audio guide, and chronological order, I was able to gain a rich understanding of the story being told. Some items can be touched, such as the straight sided drinking stein and the armoured helmets. The staff were... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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883 reviews 883 reviews
590 attraction reviews
619 helpful votes 619 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This modern museum I think has a good grasp on how a history museum should be done. The staff is kind and helpful. There is an audio guide that should be used and automatically activated and entering numbers is unnecessary. There is a chronological order to the presentation and it ranges from early settlements to all the political and power... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Museum set out information in a very interesting and easy to take in way, explaining all the major events in Alsatian history. Sadly, Alsatian history isn't that interesting, but that isn't to say that the museum isn't worth a visit although maybe only if you can enter on a cheaper ticket.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We looked for, and eventually found, the museum. Strasbourg isn't strong on signs! The museum was quite good, and a very nice young male member of staff offered me his window seat when I asked to sit down. But it was spoilt somewhat for as we went round we found all the other foreign visitors were listening to audio wands... More

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This museum really let me understand how this region has ping-ponged back and forth from being French-German-French..etc. Really well-done museum - excellent audio guide. Fascinating to know this was regions's had the first charter not written in Latin, home of Gutenberg, etc. Very interesting history of WWII - and how this area's people who were of German descent weren't considered... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
82 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The audio guide is superb, the layout is modern and you can interact with the exhibits. We spent 2 hours in this museum. Handy tip: you can pay 6.50€ for 1 entry or 12€ to enter all of the museums (i think there are 9 in total) in Strasbourg on the day of purchase. We got in 6 museums in... More

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New York City, New York
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196 reviews 196 reviews
81 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

it is hard to appreciate a city to its fullest without knowing about its history. this museum is well done, well organized , very professional and the audio is lively and fun to listen to with plenty of facts that catch our attention: Gutenberg was there. the Marseillaise , the French anthem was conceived there by a young officer to... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were just killing time before going to the airport and therefore had not planned to visit this museum. Ended up spending nearly three hours in the museum courtesy of the free audio guide you can have on entry- Very informative- some sensors didn't work so we didn't get all the commentary through our head phones but exhibits have English... More

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